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Woman Pregnant with 14th Child Will Keep Going Until She Has Twins
Black Spin ^ | 11/24/2009 | Ruth Manuel-Logan

Posted on 11/26/2009 1:24:43 PM PST by Dallas59

Sarah Foss, 39, got pregnant at age 16 and was so traumatized by the birth, she swore off kids for another 10 years. After having her second child in 1996, Foss has gotten pregnant every year since then. Now Foss is pregnant with her 14th child and vows to keep her OB-GYN busy, until he places a set of twins in her arms.

The Derby, UK, "mum" says, "All I've ever wanted is twins or triplets. It's my biggest wish, and I'm going to keep trying until I do it. It would be fantastic. In fact, I won't stop trying until I've done it. I love having babies - it's the most wonderful thing in the world."

Foss swears that her children are not a bother at all. She and her longtime live-in partner, Stephen Smith, 40, all live in a three bedroom house. Smith works as a canal boat builder and Foss is a stay-at-home mom but insists that they make ends meet by watching every penny that comes in to the household.

Belt-tightening is not an easy feat in the Foss-Smith household. Each week the couple averages $1,000 on groceries alone--32 loaves of bread, 75 pounds of potatoes, 126 pints of milk, 36 rolls of toilet paper, three large boxes of detergent, eight boxes of cereal.

The busy mom is also very anal about keeping a spotless home. So every day Foss gets up at 4 a.m. to make sure her family is not viewed by the neighbors as "living in a pigsty and behaving as low-life scroungers who beg off the state."

The couple's children sleep in movable bunkbeds and cots, so that they can change them around at bedtime. Two of her children sleep on an airbed. Foss says, that her household is "a squash and a squeeze, but it's cozy. It's home." Just in case you're wondering what her children's names are (from youngest to the oldest):

Patrick – named after Sara's grandmother's surname of Patrick

Stephen -- named after his father

Malachai – named after a character in the horror film, Children of the Corn

Peppermint – named after mints she craved during pregnancy

Echo – named after a group of eco-campaigners who Stephen met during a job at work

Eli – named after another character in the film, Children of the Corn

Rogue – named after a character in the film, X-Men

Frodo – named after a hobbit in the film, The Lord of the Rings

Morpheus – named after a character in film, The Matrix

Artemis – named after a book character, Artemis Fowl

Blackbird – named after a gathering of blackbirds which flew onto Sara's lawn

Baudelaire – named after the Baudelaire orphans which featured in Lemony Snicket's film, A Series of Unfortunate Events

Voorhees – named after serial killer, Jason Voorhees in the horror movie, Friday The 13th


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 14; circus; kids; twins

1 posted on 11/26/2009 1:24:44 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Frodo? Rogue? Peppermint? I hope this sick cookie realizes these kids will have to apply for jobs someday...


2 posted on 11/26/2009 1:27:14 PM PST by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Dallas59

Is this supposed to be bad? Sounds like they are taking care of the kids and aren’t asking for tax dollars.


3 posted on 11/26/2009 1:27:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Dallas59

She seems to have fetishised childbirth.


4 posted on 11/26/2009 1:32:44 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: driftdiver

I saw a different version of this story, and the welfare they receive from the asinine government amounts to over $70,000 a year.


5 posted on 11/26/2009 1:34:58 PM PST by gigster
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To: Dallas59
Malachai – named after a character in the horror film, Children of the Corn

LOL.

6 posted on 11/26/2009 1:36:49 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Dallas59
I’m all for large families, but I think it is important to stop when you run out of appropriate names. Voorhees? Let me guess, if the twins ever come they will be named Marilyn and Manson.
7 posted on 11/26/2009 1:37:03 PM PST by Infralutheran
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To: Dallas59
Voorhees – named after serial killer, Jason Voorhees in the horror movie, Friday The 13th

LOL x 2.

8 posted on 11/26/2009 1:37:35 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Dallas59

Somebody tell her to take some fertility drugs. She’ll increase her odds of having twins, triplets, etc.


9 posted on 11/26/2009 1:38:45 PM PST by Rastus
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To: driftdiver

As a mother of identical twins and a singleton, I think this is pretty sick.

For one thing, twin pregnancies are much riskier than other pregnancies, both for the kids and for the mom. I was on complete bedrest for 10 weeks with my pregnancy, and that is not uncommon. My twins had RSV and almost died even though they were full term. Not every set of twins has problems, but the risk for prematurity and problems is just so much higher.

It’s one thing to be happy about something that God has given you. It’s another thing to keep on having babies to have twins.


10 posted on 11/26/2009 1:38:59 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Julia H.
Could be worse... could be named like the the grandchildren of the HUD worker on the old PJs show...

Rwanda, Dorito, Rolex, Neutragena, Teflon, DKNY, Lexus, Dyslexus, Dentyne, and Absorbine Jr.

11 posted on 11/26/2009 1:41:35 PM PST by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: Dallas59

12 posted on 11/26/2009 1:42:57 PM PST by scoobysnak71
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To: Dallas59
Creepy. As. Hell

Voorhees – named after serial killer, Jason Voorhees in the horror movie, Friday The 13th

Also a township in Camden County, New Jersey.
13 posted on 11/26/2009 1:43:33 PM PST by Rodebrecht (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Rastus
Actually all she has to do is eat a lot of sweet potatoes. Yams and sweet potatoes have a follicle stimulating hormone and greatly increases your chances of twins. Countries in which yams and sweet potatoes are a staple have a twinning rate of almost 10%.
14 posted on 11/26/2009 1:44:56 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: luckystarmom

I don’t know—call me nuts, but I think it might be better for the children if their parents were actually married.


15 posted on 11/26/2009 1:46:26 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Dallas59

Foss gets up at 4 a.m. to make sure her family is not viewed by the neighbors as “living in a pigsty and behaving as low-life scroungers who beg off the state.”

They may not live in a pigsty but they are behaving as low-life scroungers who beg off the state.


16 posted on 11/26/2009 1:48:29 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: driftdiver
Is this supposed to be bad? Sounds like they are taking care of the kids and aren’t asking for tax dollars.

From another article:


17 posted on 11/26/2009 1:53:08 PM PST by Drew68
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To: basil

I agree!!!! It’s just a few things I see wrong with all of this.


18 posted on 11/26/2009 1:54:07 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: basil

I agree!!!! It’s just a few things I see wrong with all of this.


19 posted on 11/26/2009 1:54:09 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Dallas59

A few years ago a woman gave birth to a little girl at Cook County hospital in Chicago and named her Syphilis.


20 posted on 11/26/2009 1:57:46 PM PST by Octar
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To: Dallas59

Multiples run strong in our family, including one of my parents. I can vouch for this, identicals...aren’t! And this woman has a screw rattling around loose in her head, risking her health and the welfare of all her children for an illusion, a fetish.


21 posted on 11/26/2009 2:02:00 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (LIBERTY)
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To: Dallas59

A mother of 13, who costs taxpayers $83,130 a year.


22 posted on 11/26/2009 2:08:54 PM PST by anglian
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To: steveo
Could be worse... could be named like the the grandchildren of the HUD worker on the old PJs show... Rwanda, Dorito, Rolex, Neutragena, Teflon, DKNY, Lexus, Dyslexus, Dentyne, and Absorbine Jr.

I wish my name was "Dorito", but "Absorbine Jr" does have a nice ring to it.

23 posted on 11/26/2009 2:11:43 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Dallas59
Peppermint – named after mints she craved during pregnancy

I put more thought into coming up with names for my dogs.

Seriously.

24 posted on 11/26/2009 2:12:47 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: gigster

That changes things of course.


25 posted on 11/26/2009 2:23:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: luckystarmom

“It’s one thing to be happy about something that God has given you. It’s another thing to keep on having babies to have twins.”

However its not wrong to want more babies. Unless they are supported by taxes I say let them do what they want.


26 posted on 11/26/2009 2:24:29 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Perhaps you missed some of the other posts. She and her live-in guy are supported by the taxpayers.


27 posted on 11/26/2009 2:53:07 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: gigster

That ain’t welfare, its the freakin’ lottery!!


28 posted on 11/26/2009 2:58:33 PM PST by JoeMac (''Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more''. Popeye The Sailorman)
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To: driftdiver

I agree that it’s not wrong to want more babies.

However, she is having babies in order to get twins. Every baby should be special whether they are twins or not.


29 posted on 11/26/2009 3:46:21 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Dallas59
Sounds like another Octomom in the making...


30 posted on 11/26/2009 3:50:48 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: anglian
A mother of 13, who costs taxpayers $83,130 a year.

Hell, that ain't nuthin--Octomom is going to cost the taxpayers of Kalifornutistan close to $10 MILLION by the time the last of her brood turns 18.
31 posted on 11/26/2009 3:53:02 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Julia H.

Beyond that, who names their kid after a serial killer?


32 posted on 11/26/2009 4:32:44 PM PST by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a bunch of Communists to your Administration?)
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To: Infralutheran

The first two kids got such nice names...Patrick and Stephen. Then she started with the goofy names.

Well, one good thing, at age 39, she’s only got about three more years to keep trying to get pregnant, unless she gets special medical help or is really lucky.


33 posted on 11/26/2009 4:51:29 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Octar
I have worked in hospitals over the years. Two names that come to mind were ‘Gorillameana” ( I think they must have misspelled Guillermina) and Female. Neither appropriate, obviously.
34 posted on 11/26/2009 5:57:43 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Dallas59
If they are responsible then who's business is it?

wish they'd marry though..

35 posted on 11/26/2009 6:02:02 PM PST by wardaddy (The movie Valkyrie was excellent...I was surprised. What a cast.)
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To: Octar

Oh no! What a terrible thing to name a child!


36 posted on 11/26/2009 7:39:12 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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