Saturday, March 03, 2007

Things That Interest Me

From the greatest country in the world. I will number the things that interest me:

ORANGE - A 39-year-old woman who (#1) didn't know she was pregnant gave birth this week after going to an emergency room with a stomachache. April (#2) Barnum of Garden Grove gave birth to a (#3) full-term , 7-pound, 7-ounce boy by Caesarian section at UC Irvine Medical Center, hospital officials said. The (#4) 420-pound woman said her size kept her and others from realizing she was carrying the baby.

"Usually you can tell if you're pregnant, but with me, I couldn't tell," Barnum said Thursday, a day after the birth. "If he kicked, I didn't feel him kicking."

Dr. Afshan Hameed said her weight likely insulated the tiny movements of the baby.

Doctors saw the baby when they took X-rays of her abdominal area on Monday after she arrived at an emergency room near her home complaining of stomach pains.

The baby is named after her (#5) fiance, Walter Edwards II, 42.

6 comments:

Otto Man said...

The most surprising thing about this story is that it didn't happen in the South. Take pride in another state's shame for once, Dixie!

ORF said...

HOLY FUCKING SHIT! Pardon my French, but seriously. HOW in the WORLD does a woman NOT know she's pregnant???? I am completely appalled. And that says a lot because I live under the basic assumption that Americans are idiots. Wow, this is just unbelievable. Even better than that religious German couple who kept trying to get pregnant and went to the doctor b/c it wasn't happening and only THEN did they actually learn that SEX was required to make a baby.

monica said...

uhhhhhh.........yuck. ok how do you not know you are pregnant? and out of all my friends, why was i the only one asking questions about having sex with a 400 pound woman? how is it done? please really, i need to know.

Studiodave said...

I think thats why malt liquor is in the beer aisle. And priced for volume. Also at 400, you are assuming she has lost 20 pounds.

Tom Hilton said...

Sorry, but I don't believe this story at all. They stopped naming kids 'Walter' back in 1959; there's no way a 42-year-old would have that name.

Wes said...

Given the apparent mental prowess of all involved, when I read that the baby was named after her fiancé I half expected the kid's name to be Walter Edwards II, Jr.

WF