Wednesday, February 11, 2009

6 + 8 = 14

Nadya Suleman, a single mother of six, recently gave birth to octuplets.

I'd like to know what thoughts have crossed your mind while watching the news coverage.

There are no right or wrong answers, Class. I just want to know what you think.

BHE

24 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Gah. Have you seen her new website? Asking for money? Gah.

Big Hair Envy said...

Yes. I posted the link.

The Incredible Woody said...

I not one that is against large families by any means. I have a very good friend that has 18 (no fertility treatments and no multiples and only one Daddy!).

They absolutely refuse to take any sort of government assistance because having that many children was their choice, not the taxpayers!

That said, I think this 6 + 8 momma is just looking for publicity and I feel that irresponsibility should never be rewarded.

I also have a problem with the fertility doctors. The woman already had SIX!!!

belladella said...

It's all really sad and I worry for those kids.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You know me BHE~ I'm all about the kids and doing whatever I can to help but one of the things that pisses me off about this is that mothers fingernails! Will you just look at them? It was bad enough she was sporting them on national TV but now I see her sporting them on the damn website! For the love of Pete~with 14 kids when do you have time to do your nails and with no job how in the hell do you pay for it! I'll pray for the children! This is not fair to them.
Amen.

Living on the Spit said...

Like Bella and the others, I really worry for those babies...all of them. I just think it was so irresponsible of bother her and her doctor's to become pregnant with so many babies, yet alone pregnant again with more than what she had at home.

Part of it makes me so sick and the other part just makes me cry for those babies.

If Child Protective Services knows what's good, they will start monitoring her and the kids right now. That many children in one house with 3 adults has to be a fire hazard. What about her kid's with disabilities?

Busy Bee Suz said...

I worry about the well being of these babies. Clearly the woman is not in her "right" mind. She says gov't won't be paying for her children. Really, who is going to pay the hospital bills? Does she have insurance? She lives on disablity and school loans. Who does this? How could you get disabiltiy payments and still pay for fertility? I don't get it.
and the Dr. implanting 6? he is nuts too.

mom x 2 said...

You want to know my thoughts? Well, it pisses me off. What were her doctors thinking and what in her right mind possessed her to have ANY more children after she already had 6 that she could barely support. No job = no money = government assistance. And talk about paying medical bills? I work for a national neonatology office (not the one treating these babies)and I have seen bills in excess of $100k for a single baby born premature much less 8! Her medical bills will be WELL above $1million ! And who will pay that???? Medicaid! And who pays medicaid benefits- you and me my friends!!!!!!!! I admire those families with lots of children, cuz Lord knows I have a hard enough time with 2, and I admire single moms who do everything they can to provide a good life for their children... but this woman - GRRR!! *breaths deeply while trying to lower her blood pressure*

mom x 2 said...

^^^^^
Wow, I just read my post and I sound like an angry woman. I am not I promise.

:)

HalfAsstic.com said...

I think she is a bit... unbalanced, mentally speaking, but I think her Dr. acted criminally when he knocked her up with all those kids.

Ellen said...

I think the fertility doctors should have their licenses revoked - to allow this to happen was surely a crime. If people can afford and choose to have a large family, great for them. If you are on public assistance and have more than two children you should be on birth control not fertility treatments. Although I am Catholic, I believe that there is a line between what is right as far as family planning (of lack thereof in this case) and what is absurd. This is absurd.

Just my opinion.

ann said...

I just saw on tv where she's had plastic surgery to look more like Angelina Jolie.Where does she get the finances for all this?WhY do these dr.'s do these things for her.And the nail job,14 kids?
I am not keeping up with her,I just see what I see.But a few days ago her DADDY was going to Iran to make money to FEED 14 babies.
And supposedly,THEY are looking into bringing charges on the dr.AS THEY SHOULD...........
All these loving couples that want babies and CANNOT have them.WHY didn't tht dr help them?FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't get me started.ha
As with everyone else,I am concerned about these sweet innocent babies.I raised 3 totally by myself.AND HONEY ,"IT AIN'T EASY".There's no way in this economy she can or will do this.Can DADDY do it?How long will DADDY live?I saw grand mom and she looked worn out.I told you,don't get me started.I'll shut up now...ann

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

It's a very interesting subject to say the least, but all I will say is this: when she told the interviewer on TV that she had not had her lips done, I really have to say that's a lie.

But that's just me.

On a more practical level, if someone interviewed me after I had my 14th child, I would be frantic, in tears, hysterical with OH MY GOD HOW AM I GOING TO DO THIS ALONE? HOW AM I GOING TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THESE BABIES? HOW IN TEH WORLD CAN I POSSIBLY JUGGLE SCHOOL AND FOURTEEN CHILDREN?

I didn't see any hysteria there, but maybe I'm just crazy. I am, but still.

The Incredible Woody said...

Maybe the fertility doctors should be the ones to foot the bill for their upbringing!!

Suz Broughton said...

Ridiculous. Simple ridiculous. I actually went to the same fertility dr she used. I did not like him.

Life with Kaishon said...

I feel angry about it. Super, super angry.

Grandma J said...

Just what the state of CA needs, 14 more kids on foodstamps and medi-cal.

Keetha said...

I don't get it, is all. I can't relate on any level. If I had six children, I don't think I'd plan to get pregnant with one more, let alone eight more.

Treasia said...

Ok you asked for it!

My opinion is that she is dead wrong to have deliberatly got herself pregnant. These babies will be paid for by the state of CA. For her to have gone and done this on purpose was absolutely wrong. To me it shows she has no concern over the welfare of her already 6 children at home, not to mention the 8 new ones she brought into this world. I am also angry that a doctor would also have any hand in this as well. What he did was wrong in my opinion.

I worry for the babies, the new ones as well as the the other 6. In my humble opinion this woman is selfish to the core. To place this much extra on her parents as well is selfish in itself.

Now let me say this: I see nothing wrong with large families at all. If the PARENTS do the providing for them in every way and do not depend on or use government assistance.

I hate to say this but I honestly think that if you are on assistance to help raise your children then it should be a law that you cannot have more. This might be shocking but to me it is how it should be. It's a shame however that these sort of people don't see it that way themselves.

You know my brother said something one day that really got me to thinking. He was very sick with the flu and was going in to work. He works long and hard days. I said to him he might want to stay home. His comment (and please don't take offense) was "if I stay home whose going to support all those people on welfare". As said, this really made me think.

Holy Crappers said...

As I stated on Queen of the Hotflashes site, she is no different than Kate Gosslin, only difference? No pussy Husband.
If she was married would anyone care? No, she would have her own show. She will exploit them just like all the other families on TLC do.

#1

Nana said...

That women is wacky doodle. I feel so sorry for those babies.

nikkicrumpet said...

I think they should put the doctor who implanted those eggs in her in jail, I think she is a dispicable human being...and I am disgusted that she has a website asking for donations...SHE IS ALREADY GETTING MY TAX DOLLARS IN HER WELFARE CHECKS...now she wants more of my money???? She pisses me off.

Karen Deborah said...

Here it is. We should not ever legislate how many children a woman can have; or china her we come. However no child conceived by fertility treatments should be on the dole and we can legislate what ee will pay for. lets see 14 kis plus her is a pretty big check from welfare and how many counties might she be registered in? Child protective should take them all away, she is nuts.

dwyatt64 said...

She tries to look like Angelina (and I agree with Noe Noe on those fingernails..egads), she has shopped for a reality show, and she has now proved her mental instability (the recording of her screaming "I'm going to kill myself" several times when her five year old walked down the street was just released)soooo....social services had best wake up and smell the dirty diapers.