Skip to comments.Brit Mother of 13 Still Has a Size "0" Figure (#14 on the way)
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.
The phrase “like a rabbit” comes to mind.
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!
Maybe it’s the camera, but she appears to have size 20 feet.
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!
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.
I think that many childbirths must have taken some toll on her body.
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
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.
I see the usual pigs have showed up. :-\
Beautiful family - God bless ‘em!
Not very beautiful
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...
5’2”, 103 lbs a bit small, but not anorexic.
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.
Nope, didn't think so.
I hear ya!
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.