Thursday, January 11, 2007

I Believe Babies Are A Gift From God, But...

A woman in BC gave birth to sextuplets last weekend.
How does one look after six babies? The lack of sleep alone would kill you. And you'd be bankrupt from paying for diapers.


Blogger Netter said...

Whoa! I hope she has a lot of family members or church members that want to help her out.

1:24 AM  
Blogger Kare said...

They are Jehovah Witnesses which concerns me because they refuse blood transfusions. I hope these little babies will be ok.
I also hope they have a lot of support. I certainly don't envy the parents.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...

If they are a gift from the "non-existent supreme being", then maybe they're a joke gift like when you go Trick or Treating and get a carrot.

It's his little joke on Catholics for overpopulating the planet.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Knitting Momma said...

I lived in Iowa when the McCaughys had the septuplets (7). They took care of them using donations from the community and companies. He worked as a car detailer or something; she stayed at home. 2 or 3 of the babies were born with cerebral palsey.

The thing that killed me about the mother was she kept saying God meant for her to have the babies. But she got pregnant using fertility treatments. Then, when the doctors recommended aborting several of the fetuses to give the other babies a better chance, she said she wouldn't because "God meant for me to have these babies." Excuse me, but God didn't mean for you to have ANY babies. Medical science got you pregnant.

9:03 AM  
Blogger ramblin' rosie said...

I agree with knitting momma, 6 babies does not happen naturally at once, so why would anyone follow through with a pregnancy like that without considering the option aborting some? Especially if they'll refuse blood transfusions. Those babies will likely not end up healthy enough to live normal lives. Effed up parents.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Kare said...

Amen, KM and Rosie!

10:50 AM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Also, what about the blood transfusion thing? They couldn't have concieved six babies without fertility treatments, but they'll refuse blood transfusions? So, it's okay to use some medical treatments, but not others?

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twins makes me shudder! Six would blow my little mind. Can she give some back? I kid. She's going to need some reinforcements not to mention and new car and dining room table, heck! A new house! Hmm, seems like a good reason not to take fertility drugs.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Knitting Momma said...

Oh, the McCaughy's got a new house, new furniture...the whole state acted like this was the greatest thing since sliced bread. I kept thinking, "Where is all the support for the homeless, hungry kids already living in this state? Where are their diapers? Where is their formula? Where are their all-expenses-paid-college-tuitions?"

Maybe I'm a little hard-nosed about this, but it really irritated me!

3:59 PM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

I wonder if they're still getting free stuff, now that the newness has worn off.

By the way, Peter, that was a rude and offensive thing to say about Catholics. Peter's views are not necessarily shared by the owner of this blog.
Besides, everyone knows, it's the poor people who've overpopulated the planet!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...

"Mr. Garrison, why do poor people smell like sour milk?"

"I don't know, Eric, they just do."

5:58 PM  

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