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Octuplet Mom Tries to Explain Herself
She holds the babies for 45 whole minutes each!
What did Mean Betty tell you, my dears? Though it seemed impossible, she KNEW that the octuplet story would get even more bizarre. Now Mama Nadya has bequeathed the gift of her first interview to Ann Curry of the Today show (whatsamatter, didn’t she like Katie Couric’s new hairstyle?), and it’s all Mean Betty could do to keep from spitting her latte out at the screen.
A few choice nuggets from the interview …
“I know I’ll be able to afford them when I’m done with my schooling.”
Um … ok … how about right now? Oh – wait – you have all this publicity money. Great. Not to worry then.
She used the same fertility specialist for all her pregnancies.
So, yes, this “specialist” knew she already had six little ones at home. And yes, said specialist is crazy and should have his license taken away. Like, NOW.
“A lot of couples undergo this procedure – and it’s not as controversial because they’re couples.”
Now, Mean Betty is not going to get into a debate about the pros and cons of single motherhood by choice – we’ll leave that to Ann Coulter – but honestly, sweetie, of course it’s more controversial because you are a single mom with six kids already who need you and no visible means of support!
“Sometimes we have that dream and that passion and we take risks … and I did, and it turned out perfectly”
Mean Betty is speechless.
She holds them each for 45 minutes a day.
Be careful, now, that they don’t get spoiled.
And really the kicker to this whole thing – she basically explains her obsession with having children on her “dysfunctional” childhood:
“That was always a dream of mine, to have a large family, a huge family, and I just longed for certain connections and attachments with another person that I really lacked, I believe, growing up,” she replied.
“Describe what you felt you lacked within,” Curry said.
“Feeling of self and identity,” Suleman, 33, replied. “I didn’t feel as though, when I was a child, I had much control of my environment. I felt powerless. And that gave me a sense of predictability. Reflecting back on my childhood, I know it wasn’t functional. It was pretty dysfunctional, and whose isn’t?“
Clearly, the thing to do if you had a crappy childhood is to go out and create a 14-kid fountain of unconditional love for yourself.
Sigh. Mean Betty told you – she can’t tear her eyes away from this spectacle. For now, it seems like all the babies are doing well, which, of course, is a wondrous miracle of modern medicine.
A final thought – who do you think is the specialist who did her nose and her lips? Just asking.