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Seventeen Kids!

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/personal/08/03/17.kids.ap/index.html

One more and they'll have two whole (National League) baseball teams' worth of children. The part of me that cringes at the idea of getting pregnant once has just shriveled up and died. This woman must have an iron uterus or something.

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perelleth
Aug. 4th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
My brother's mother-in-law is the eldest in a family of fifteen siblings. Their father was a doctor who worked both outside and at home, and their mother took care of them...and also opened the door and showed clients in and all that stuff. My sister-in-law has an uncle who is three years younger than she is!

I know the fifteen of them and they are all wonderful, normal, compassionate, entertaining people. I suspect that the perception we nowadays have of the kind of "attention" that a growing child needs is somehow changed.
frenchpony
Aug. 4th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Possibly. But still, the iron stamina needed to spend ten and a half years being pregnant and popping out all seventeen of those kids . . . not something I'd want to do with my body!
perelleth
Aug. 4th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
not something I'd want to do with my body!

Of course! Neither for money nor for world peace or anything ! :-)
fafojoy
Aug. 5th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Her kids looked pretty healthy and happy.

My newest employee is the youngest of 15 kids... raised in a three bedroom house in St. Paul. She says they did eventually convert the porch to a fourth bedroom, but it had no heat, so it was only for the tough older boys. :D

I grew up in a neighborhood that had a lot of kids. 6, 9, 12, 17... three was way small, 5 or 6 normal and that 17 was a record, though it was a widow marrying a widower.

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