Tuesday, February 21

It's a bouncing baby bowling ball

It's time for yet another installment in the series Irrational Fears Proven Not So Irrational Thanks to a Story Linked on Fark. This one comes to us courtesy of Spain!

A Colombian woman has given birth to a 15-pound baby, the largest in 40 years in Madrid's main maternity hospital.

The 38-year-old mother, identified only as Rosario, had gestational diabetes _ which can cause women to give birth to larger-than-usual babies _ and a track record. Her first daughter, now nine, weighed five kilos (10.2 pounds) at birth.

The new baby's father, Juan Carlos, said that with another woman he had a daughter that weighed 17 pounds at birth. "They told me it is genetic," he told reporters.

I love the double entendre here: That the only thing that could produce such big fat babies was a big fat ... you get the idea.

Anyway, it's tough enough to imagine something weighing rougly 7 pounds in my gut, wanting to break free. But 15 pounds? Try and convince the poor mother that God's not some sort of gnostic prankster.


Blogger phallicpen said...

Dooblay ahntahn.

Tue Feb 21, 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Ah, I wonder whatever happened to Dr. Whatsherface. She was from New Orleans, right? I hope her family made it out OK.

Wed Feb 22, 03:46:00 PM  

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