Mama Mia! 

My jaw dropped when I read this story online. 

 I cannot imagine having another baby at 39 let alone 65 years old.  Yes, I am still in my 30’s for a few more weeks. (wipes tear)  I have already mourned the loss of my uterus.  I still have one, but it moved to a gated community in Florida.  I longed for another baby for years.  Then, almost overnight, the feeling was gone.  I am thankful for my three blessings.  I love holding my friend’s baby and it saddens me that I can’t remember my children being that little.  Yet, I still cannot imagine having another.  My children can dress and feed themselves. They can communicate their wants and needs; sometimes in an incredibly annoying whiny voice. My teenager has mastered the art of talking back.  But, I don’t have to worry about them putting their fingers in an electric socket.  I don’t have the time to chase a toddler around.  I  am only on Season 3 of “The Wire” on Netflix.  Perhaps, this woman is trying to get her own reality show or German women don’t go through menopause.  This woman already has kids ranging in age from 9 to 44 from five different fathers.  I think it goes without saying she is not  a Republican. 



Here is a list of things I would rather do than have four more babies in my 60s:



1.)  Try on bikinis on a stage in NYC’s Time Square

2.)  Be handcuffed to a chair in front of a TV with surround sound playing  a Caillou marathon.  (Yes, that little bastard makes the list everytime)

3.)  Tell parents in any school district their children must take a Common Core state test

4.)  Have someone follow me around for the rest of my life chewing potato chips in my ear.

5.)  Wax this guy’s back:

6.) Be Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager

7.) Wear these pants 

8.) Be a Driver’s Ed teacher 

9.) Be Amish (Don’t worry.  This won’t hurt their feelings.  They don’t have the internet) 

10.) Have to tell my own children everyday that the wifi isn’t working.  



Here is the full story from the Associated Press:


BERLIN (AP) – A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again – this time to quadruplets. Annegret Raunigk, a Berlin schoolteacher who is due soon to retire, is expected to give birth to the four babies within the next two months, Bild newspaper and RTL television reported. She already has children ranging in age from 9 to 44, from five fathers. Raunigk said she decided to become pregnant again because her 9-year-old daughter wanted a younger sibling. Her decision was met with widespread criticism by medical professionals as a risk both to her and the unborn babies. “Any pregnancy of a woman over age 45 has to be considered a high-risk pregnancy; over 60 this is naturally extreme,” Dr. Holger Stepan, head of obstetrics at the University of Leipzig, told the dpa news agency. “The 65-year-old body is definitely not designed to carry a pregnancy, not of one child and certainly not of quadruplets,” he said. Raunigk told Bild that donated eggs were fertilized and implanted at a clinic outside Germany, which was successful only after multiple attempts. She defended her decision: “How does one have to behave at 65?” “They can see it how they want to,” she said, “and I’ll see it the way I think is right.”

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