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Brit Mother of 13 Still Has a Size "0" Figure (#14 on the way)
Sify News ^ | 07.21.2008 | Sify News

Posted on 07/22/2008 12:21:44 PM PDT by Coffee200am

London: A British mom has managed to retain her size zero figure – despite giving birth to 13 kids, with the 14th on its way.

The 37-year-old Joanne Watson, in her first trimester, loves being pregnant and always manages to get back her 7st 5lbs ideal weight after giving birth.

"I''m lucky because I always sail through my pregnancies and have no symptoms whatsoever at the moment," Mirror quoted her as saying. Joanne, who is 5ft 2ins, said: "Some people say I'm mad. But we're as thrilled that we're expecting for the 14th time as we were the first time.

"Some say surely this will be the last. But I always say we'll stop having kids when we're good and ready. And I'm nowhere near ready to retire my maternity clothes yet," she added.

Truck driver husband John, 43 considers himself lucky to have a healthy brood and a size zero wife. "To have so many healthy happy children, and a wife who has such a fabulous figure, is amazing,” he said. "I feel like I''m the luckiest daddy in the world. I love going home after a day's work to a big family,” he added.

The family already has 10 daughters and three sons.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: babies; babymaker; bravoindeed; industrial; pregnant; whattheukneeds
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1 posted on 07/22/2008 12:21:44 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Coffee200am

Good for them. Sound like a great family.


2 posted on 07/22/2008 12:23:47 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra

3 posted on 07/22/2008 12:24:32 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Coffee200am; SpinnerWebb
despite giving birth to 13 kids, with the 14th on its way

With credit to Dennis Miller ...

It's a vagina lady, not a clown car

4 posted on 07/22/2008 12:24:34 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: Coffee200am

5 posted on 07/22/2008 12:24:54 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: tx_eggman

LOL!


6 posted on 07/22/2008 12:25:19 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Coffee200am
Pretty ood correlation to when the truck driving husband is home, I'm guessing. (cough, cough)
7 posted on 07/22/2008 12:25:49 PM PDT by llevrok (I love the Irish, just not O'Bama)
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To: Coffee200am

“I love my cigar too, but at least I take it out once in awhile”


8 posted on 07/22/2008 12:25:55 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Coffee200am
What a CUTE family...and the three boys are severely outnumbered...!
9 posted on 07/22/2008 12:26:17 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: tx_eggman

“Excuse me, madam... you seem to have dropped your uterus.”


10 posted on 07/22/2008 12:26:27 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (Islam ... If you can't join them, beat them.)
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To: tx_eggman

I don’t care who said it - that’s funny as h*ll!


11 posted on 07/22/2008 12:26:46 PM PDT by Manfred the Wonder Dawg (Test ALL things, hold to that which is True.)
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To: Coffee200am
 

 

joanne-watson_2263 mrs-watsons-family_2263

12 posted on 07/22/2008 12:27:09 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Coffee200am

Wow! He’s a truck driver and she must stay home with the children. How on earth do they eat?


13 posted on 07/22/2008 12:27:22 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Americans never quit!" Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Coffee200am

My maternal grandmother got married at 16, and had 10 kids in the next twenty years and died at 36. She was also VERY skinny. Most likely a size 0, judging from photos of her. Skin and bones. I was super skinny when I had three kids in three years. Takes all your calories to keep up with them. I still don’t advise it as diet control! LOL Her kids are beautiful. My daughter is 25 and still has natural platinum blonde like that, she is a GeoScientist in Austin Texas, and smart as she is beautiful!


14 posted on 07/22/2008 12:27:58 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE $$MONEY$$)
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To: Perdogg

Wow...


15 posted on 07/22/2008 12:28:02 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: tx_eggman

Groucho once told a contestant on his show - “I like a good cigar too but I take it out of my mouth once in awhile.”

Cheers,

knewshound

wwww.knewshound.blogspot.com


16 posted on 07/22/2008 12:28:12 PM PDT by knews_hound (Why am I here? And why do I have this handbasket?)
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To: Coffee200am

At least we know what their hobby is...


17 posted on 07/22/2008 12:29:09 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: RexBeach

I want to know how they keep that white couch clean!


18 posted on 07/22/2008 12:29:16 PM PDT by pbear8 (Prayers for Tony Snow)
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To: RexBeach

It’s called ‘welfare’. The state pays for all the kids I’m sure.


19 posted on 07/22/2008 12:29:22 PM PDT by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: Coffee200am
I'm still trying to lose my "baby weight".

the fact my babies are twenty don't mean nuffin'
;0)
20 posted on 07/22/2008 12:30:13 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I know, that you know ,that I know, that you can see me.)
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To: tx_eggman

The phrase “like a rabbit” comes to mind.


21 posted on 07/22/2008 12:30:59 PM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (If I didn't think he'd get emotionally attached to it, I'd tell O-bigears to kiss my A** !)
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To: pbear8

Our sofa is white, too, and spotless. How to keep it clean, make rules. Kids were NO allowed to sit on it if they were dirty. And no shoes or dirty feet on it. It works! They also take their shoes off when they come in. They are NOT perfect, but whatever you INSIST on, they do. Like they know my number one rule here NO TATTOOS. Even tho my kids are now 24, 25 27 they KNOW, NO tattoos!


22 posted on 07/22/2008 12:31:17 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE $$MONEY$$)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe it’s the camera, but she appears to have size 20 feet.


23 posted on 07/22/2008 12:31:21 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

I was super skinny when my kids were young. Chasing them all day kept me thin. Now I have BABY FAT! LOL Middle age spread met menopause FAT!


24 posted on 07/22/2008 12:32:10 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE $$MONEY$$)
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To: Coffee200am

I wonder what the British health service has to say about her! Ha! Anyway, I like big families. 14 would make a great home school, too. We’re done, I guess with our seven. Our son married a gal who is one of eight children.


25 posted on 07/22/2008 12:32:24 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: Coffee200am
Amazing. Beautiful family.

I think that many childbirths must have taken some toll on her body.


26 posted on 07/22/2008 12:33:29 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I wasn't in church during the time when the statements were made.")
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To: Always Right

27 posted on 07/22/2008 12:34:03 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (I like, pork.)
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To: agere_contra

28 posted on 07/22/2008 12:34:22 PM PDT by Deut28 (Cursed be he who perverts the justice)
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To: Coffee200am

I sailed through pregnancies, too. Never had morning sickness. Have NO idea what that is!!! Had them all naturally and FAST. Had our daughter in 49 MINUTES! BOOM! She came so fast! They were all easy pregnancies and deliveries. And I was way to skinny back then. THE GOOD OLD DAYS! My doctor told me I was “built for having babies” and could easily have a 10 or 12 pound baby, that I should have babies for women who have difficult pregnancies.

NO WAY! not me


29 posted on 07/22/2008 12:35:25 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE $$MONEY$$)
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To: farlander

They will get child benefit, yes.

* £17.45 a week for the eldest child
* £11.70 a week for each additional child

So this family are making ~ $316 a week in benefits if I have my numbers right.


30 posted on 07/22/2008 12:35:30 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Coffee200am

I see the usual pigs have showed up. :-\

Beautiful family - God bless ‘em!


31 posted on 07/22/2008 12:35:33 PM PDT by RosieCotton
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To: SkyPilot

Not very beautiful


32 posted on 07/22/2008 12:36:03 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE $$MONEY$$)
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To: SkyPilot

What amazes me are the women who had this many children a hundred years ago. In addition to having the kids, taking care of the kids...cooking everyday from scratch ...washing clothes everyday by hand....No air conditioning...no medical treatments other than natural stuff...


33 posted on 07/22/2008 12:36:57 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: SkyPilot
Not guilty.

34 posted on 07/22/2008 12:37:03 PM PDT by TheZMan (Bitter backwoods east Texan Christian gun clinger with the AC at 72 degrees.)
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To: buffyt

5’2”, 103 lbs a bit small, but not anorexic.


35 posted on 07/22/2008 12:37:52 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Catch the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon film at a time!)
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To: farlander

Right...you’ve got facts to back that up, huh?

Truth is, people can live on a LOT less than you’d think, especially if mom is cooking from scratch, everyone wears hand-me-downs and plays with hand-me-down toys, and no one drives all that much. It requires a great deal of sacrifice, of course, but it can be done.


36 posted on 07/22/2008 12:37:55 PM PDT by RosieCotton
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To: farlander
And your proof backing up that assertion? Links?

Nope, didn't think so.

37 posted on 07/22/2008 12:38:53 PM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: buffyt

I hear ya!


38 posted on 07/22/2008 12:39:35 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I know, that you know ,that I know, that you can see me.)
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To: Coffee200am

OMG!! 11 females under the same roof... no wonder the guys a truck driver!! I’d have to be on the road to survive that.


39 posted on 07/22/2008 12:40:11 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: farlander; BlackElk
It’s called ‘welfare’. The state pays for all the kids I’m sure.

That is the most ignorant post I have seen today. Without a shred of evidence, you assume they are on welfare. In my church there are families with that number of children and darn near it. (Two have 13, two others have 12, a number have 8 or 9). Their incomes vary widely, and none are on welfare. Food is usually the least of the problems. It costs less to make spaghetti and sauce for 13 kids than it does to provide two with a "Happy Meal", big families like this one tend to be problem solvers. They buy clothes from thift stores, sometimes grow their own vegetables, and do without the latest gizmos and cable tv. Also, some truckers work over time to earn extra money. Conservatives suffer enough from false assumptions about how they live. This family did nothing to earn your insult.
40 posted on 07/22/2008 12:40:12 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: llevrok
"Pretty good correlation to when the truck driving husband is home..."

"I'll drink to that ;-)"

41 posted on 07/22/2008 12:40:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: buffyt

I think that they’re beautiful!

It’s much more fun to grow up in a big family. I wish I’d been able to give my kids a larger family.


42 posted on 07/22/2008 12:40:47 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well stated.


43 posted on 07/22/2008 12:41:22 PM PDT by RosieCotton
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To: Coffee200am
Like my grandma, had ten kids in twenty years, 8 of them lived to be adults. They didn't even have indoor plumbing or electricity! They worked the fields, picked cotton, had their own chickens for eggs and meat. Dried their own meats. Whatever they didn't sell, fruits and veggies, they canned for themselves, the over ripe stuff that didn't sell. They were all so healthy, except Grandma, who died at 36. She refused to go to a doctor and hemorrhaged after baby #10.
44 posted on 07/22/2008 12:42:39 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE $$MONEY$$)
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To: RosieCotton

And when you really love what you’re doing, it doesn’t feel like sacrifice is the right word, does it?


45 posted on 07/22/2008 12:43:03 PM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: bannie

The children are BEAUTIFUL! I meant the mom isn’t beautiful, but maybe she used to be. That has to be hard on you. The children are gorgeous. They are blondies like my family.


46 posted on 07/22/2008 12:43:21 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE $$MONEY$$)
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To: Coffee200am

Oh, but you’re thinking in modern terms, where the kids are just freeloading off their parents until they move out to freeload off the gov’t.

“A hundred years ago” every child was another helping set of hands in the business called “family” (once they were old enough to help).


48 posted on 07/22/2008 12:45:03 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: buffyt

Is she single? ;)


49 posted on 07/22/2008 12:45:51 PM PDT by stefanbatory
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To: Dumpster Baby

That’s a beautiful family. Someone should remove the frankly unpleasant caption and just post their picture up.


50 posted on 07/22/2008 12:46:00 PM PDT by agere_contra
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