That Octuplet mom

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That Octuplet mom
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 8:21am

Since the news came out of about Nadya Suleman having the eight babies I knew it was about fame and money. Then we find out that she had six other kids at home, her parents home, because she was still going to college. I told myself that I was not going to watch any of these shows that have interviews with her. So this morning I am reading the paper and what do I see but an article about how her interview on Dateline NBC was seen by 11.3 million people.

So here is a woman that risked the life of all eight babies and her own to become rich and famous. Sadly the general public will make it happen for her because they watch and support these shows that have interviews with her. Mark my word that someone will offer her a reality show that will make her lots of money because so many people tuned in to Dateline. It really makes me sick to see someone so obviously use her children for attention and here people are given it to her.

I feel for all 14 of her children.....and hope that they are taken care of, but I will refuse to watch any show having her on it. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Jon and Kate plus 8, but they did not have a careless doctor implant her with 6 babies, it was a over reaction to medication and not done on purpose. They also both had jobs and a stable loving home for the twins before they got pregnant with the six. There is a difference between these two ladies, but it makes me ask myself a question, what if Miss Suleman was sitting at home watching that show and got the crazy idea that "Hey I could make money if I had more then six, my doctor will do it!" I mean at that point hadn't her doctor done it with all six children she had previously.

Maybe I am becoming bitter because the TTC journey has been long and hard for me. Two years of trying, and both times I did get pregnant ended in a m/c. I waited 12 years to try for another baby. I had my DD when I was 17 , then graduated High school and went on to college, so that I would be able to offer my DD a better life before I brought any more children into my life. Now I am happily married, have a stable life and can offer more then I could have before. Everytime my AF shows I feel like a failure, like I am broken. So when I see this woman with 14 children with nothing to offer them but love? Am I wrong to find that heartbreaking. That many of us would love to have IVF to have just one, but the cost is crazy, and here is a woman that had all her children with IVF and it did not cost her a thing, because she had something worked out with the doctor? Oh yeah that doctor should lose his medical license for his poor judgement and actions.

Sorry for my super long rant but I really had to get this off of my chest. Again I will not watch any shows with her on them, I will not raise any shows ratings thus helping this woman to achieve the fame and fortune she is after.
I just hope I am not the only one that feels this way.


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Fri, 02-20-2009 - 9:00am
Thank you for posting!


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Fri, 02-20-2009 - 5:56pm

I totally agree bringing 8 more children into the world when you already have 6 at home that you can't even care for yourself is just plain selfish and sickening. If maybe her and the father were together to make a stable home, or she had a good job that she was able to somewhat provide, or maybe if she wasn't living off her parents who think shes a nutjob, lol. I dunno. I also am not watching her interviews or even reading anything about her, just seeing previews and such on commercials, but she mentioned caring for her children with the help of friends and family, but thats crazy for her to put that responsibility on them. I really do feel bad for her children and family. I can only hope that her childish and irresponsible decisions don't negatively impact any of them too much. I also agree that doctor should lose his license. He/she should have done some research to find out that she is incable for caring for anymore children and never performed this procedure, let alone let her get preggo with 8 making it crazy dangerous for her and them! I'm just disgusted with it all.

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Fri, 02-20-2009 - 7:24pm

Bringing children you can't pay for into the world is wrong.

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Fri, 02-20-2009 - 11:04pm
I have been waiting for someone to start a thread on this topic because it's really been weighing on my mind. But you said it better then I ever could, so all I'll say is: Kudos!

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Sat, 02-21-2009 - 1:25pm
That is all I am going to say as well is KUDOS!!! I feel the same way! The doctor implanted way to many eggs and should loose his license!! Heck I have been TTC for 2 1/2 years and my doctor wont even put me on Fertility drugs!!!
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Sat, 02-21-2009 - 1:54pm

I did watch Dateline *blush*.


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Sat, 02-21-2009 - 2:05pm

Did anyone catch the Dr Phil episode in which they discussed Nadia's predicament? They had Kate from John & Kate + 8 on and she was showing a day in her life. She's super organized, has everything on hand, etc etc. Night and day from Nadia.

I did Tivo the Dateline in the hopes of also trying to understand and the only thing that I came away with was "What a twit."

In between commercial breaks for Dr Phil they had people on the street giving their thoughts on the situtation and one lady mentioned Nadia's resemblance to Angelina Jolie and thought perhaps Nadia was waiting for Brad Pitt to show up on her doorstep and offer to take care of her. LOL