September 4th, 2017

Five reasons why Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant again

(1) You can never have too many heirs to the throne. Actually, I suppose you can; in the very olden days, when the throne really meant something, heirs sometimes duked it out rather than Duking it out. But those days are long gone.

(2) No baby sitter problem.

(3) The kids they already have are awfully cute

(4) Kate gets to wear a whole new wardrobe.

(5) Kate has no problem losing the baby weight.

On the other hand, I salute Kate’s bravery, because in pregnancy she suffers greatly from something known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness in which the mother-to-be is so severely nauseated for so long that hospitalization is often necessary. Nausea and vomiting is such a noxious feeling that most people would do anything to avoid it.

You might ask me why I’m writing about this. Yes, I know it’s not important news. But it’s nice news.

26 Responses to “Five reasons why Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant again”

  1. Frog Says:

    That she has suffered hyperemesis does not mean she will again. Pregnancy and motherhood means enduring a lot, as does fathering also.
    Kate is not ‘brave’. She is noble, and sets a certain standard for all the hypogravidarums, both selfish and fearful (“Would I bear an imperfect child? No preggers for me!”

  2. om Says:

    Neo:

    Thanks for the post on the lighter side of things.

  3. JLS Says:

    I can think of only one reason.

  4. neo-neocon Says:

    Frog:

    Yes, but she has suffered it in both of her first pregnancies, and the chances always were high that she’s suffer it again.

    Plus, if you read the link, you will see that she already IS suffering from it again.

  5. John Guilfoyle Says:

    Hi neo…small quibble…

    Every child born to two married parents who love each other and their children is important news as well as nice news.

    I care not a fig for the whole “royal” nonsense…a pleasant anachronism at best…remember I live under Commonwealth “rule” at the moment. But that Will & Kate seem to deeply love each other AND their kids and appear to have some sense of responsibility to the world…I can handle that in large doses.

    Let’s all pray this pregnancy goes well for them all.

  6. Oldflyer Says:

    I have long admired Prince William because of the career path that he chose,and the manner in which he seemed to go about it. I assume that as a Search & Rescue helo pilot, he took his turn along with his fellows; and that had to mean extended periods of alert duty, and flights into very difficult conditions. I have admired the Duchess for her beauty and grace as she lives her life under very bright lights; and, and for her forbearance with William’s career choice. It is not easy being the wife (and I should add, or husband) of a pilot who works in a high risk environment.

    I was once on the fringe for several days as Prince Charles, and “the Princess” were involved in a state visit to another country, I was flying the “press plane” and had the opportunity to observe the extreme scrutiny that they faced constantly. (Adoring in her case; extremely critical toward him.) The Royal family enjoys great privileges, and they sacrifice their privacy, and anything resembling a normal life in return.

    I don’t understand the concept of a Monarchy in this age; but, if it serves those societies that choose to live with one, then so be it.

    I wish with these young people well. I hope their her pregnancy is smooth and ends successfully.

  7. Ymar Sakar Says:

    You might ask me why I’m writing about this. Yes, I know it’s not important news. But it’s nice news.

    Actually, it is important, since the Queen of England is said to be connected to the societies behind the Deep state.

  8. Ymar Sakar Says:

    I don’t understand the concept of a Monarchy in this age; but, if it serves those societies that choose to live with one, then so be it.

    I get how agnostics and atheists don’t understand the concept, but mainstream Christians still should.

  9. Simon Says:

    I was admiring that purple dress earlier today. I don’t usually notice dresses, but that one caught my eye. I asked my wife if she could buy one like it. She asked incredulously, “don’t you think the sleeves are too long?” I didn’t really have an answer to that. I have less than zero sleeve expertise. Woman are very strange creatures.

  10. Kae Arby Says:

    Huh? I thought she is pregnant again because she and Hary…well, you know.

    KRB

  11. neo-neocon Says:

    Simon:

    I find women a bit inscrutable, too, and I’m a woman.

    And I don’t think the sleeves are too long. What I do think about that dress is that the woman who wears it successfully can’t have an ounce of fat on her body, at least not in the wrong places. Which makes the dress quite unforgiving. The sleeves are hardly the problem.

  12. Oldflyer Says:

    Ymar sakar thinks the Queen is behind the U.S. Deep State. Huh?

    He also somehow relates my comment about the Monarchy to Agnostics and Atheists. Huh, again?

    I guess I will never understand what Ymar Sakar is thinking.

  13. n.n Says:

    6. Kate and William really like babies. They already have children, they want babies, and children. The more the livelier.

  14. Simon Says:

    You’re most likely right about the kind of figure that would suit that dress. Height might also be a consideration. Still, nice color. I approve. The kids look cute as buttons in their outfits too.

  15. Yackums Says:

    This is important news, for one important reason: The way things are going, it is good for British society (and for Western Civilization in general) to have as a role model a family that places value on having children and does so at a rate higher than replacement level. William and Kate are, intentionally or not, setting an example for their subjects to follow, and they ignore it at their own peril.

  16. Frog Says:

    Neo: I did not read the link because I know what hyperemesis gravidarum is. Now that I read the link per your instructions, I see many photos of Kate strolling about in public last week, looking cheerful and free of an IV.

  17. I R A Darth Aggie Says:

    Huh. And here I thought it was because she was having unprotected sex.

    I’m such a moron.

  18. kevino Says:

    Neo: They seem to have a happy family. I wish them all the best. It was nice of you to post this.

    Now, back to the battle!

    ORLÉANS
    We are enough yet living in the field
    To smother up the English in our throngs,
    If any order might be thought upon.

    BOURBON
    The devil take order now! I’ll to the throng.
    Let life be short, else shame will be too long.

    — Henry V

  19. neo-neocon Says:

    Frog:

    Oh, so you know what HG is, and therefore don’t read the link that talks about the fact that Kate has it? And you think that because there are photos of Kate “smiling” without an attached IV, and “looking cheerful,” that means she doesn’t have it? Or what do you think it means? That she doesn’t have it badly enough to impress Frog?

    The article I linked makes it very clear that she has it. The press release makes it very clear that she has it. The press release (at the linked article) also announces cancellation of a scheduled event, because of Kate’s HG.

    So your point is what, exactly? That so far she has not had to be hospitalized? That she’s not constantly having an IV? So what? Because—if you in fact “know what hyperemesis gravidarum is,” as you say you do, you what also know that (a) as a previous sufferer in 2 prior pregnancies, Kate knew she had a good chance of having it again in any subsequent pregnancy (b) if a person knows ahead of time that she is likely to have it, and has access to good medical care (which Kate certainly does), medication can be commenced right away so that, although the condition will still be very debilitating, no hospitalization need occur and the person can certainly “stroll” around on occasion, and even sometimes manage to smile for the onlookers. All of these things can sometimes be performed with HG. In addition, the person can receive an IV without (as you no doubt are aware, as a doctor) being hooked up to one constantly and have to walk around with one.

    You also no doubt know that most women with HG don’t have to be hospitalized. Kate’s HG was so very severe her first time—when the condition probably caught her unawares—that she did have to be hospitalized. Her second time her HG was managed without needing to be hospitalized (most women who have HG do not have to be hospitalized, which only happens in the most extreme of cases), although she had to curtail her activities greatly. She is curtailing her activities now—although not ending them entirely—with her third pregnancy.

    Perhaps your vast knowledge of HG could use some supplementation, or a little reviewing. Here’s a rather brief treatment of the subject. HG’s Wiki entry has a lot of links at the end to medical articles about it.

  20. Paul in Boston Says:

    Whatever the dress color, whatever the sleeve length, whatever the fit, and whatever the cost you know that it was sold out on the web within half an hour of the photo appearing. Remarkable how that happens.

  21. groundhog Says:

    Hey, sports figures often play with flu symptoms.

    Most sick people can clean up for a 10 minutes in public and appear okay.

    That’s my answer to the Frog/Neo disagreement

  22. groundhog Says:

    Also, you can have a capped IV line hidden under a sleeve. Use to call them Hep locks but I think they just use saline today. ( Reusable port for IV access)

    : )

  23. James Says:

    Thank you for saying “nauseated” instead of its misused opposite, “nauseous”. As Jack Kilpatrick said, “Nauseated means I want to vomit; nauseous means I make you want to vomit.”

  24. AesopFan Says:

    Yackums Says:
    September 5th, 2017 at 4:43 am
    This is important news, for one important reason: The way things are going, it is good for British society (and for Western Civilization in general) to have as a role model a family that places value on having children and does so at a rate higher than replacement level.
    * * *
    This.
    That Kate (so much chummier than Duchess Catherine, or Princess William) actually suffers significantly more than normal (and a normal pregnancy is bad enough!) makes it an even better example.

    FWIW, this popped up in my browsing today.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40640634
    The Royal Family’s dress code uncovered
    By Cherry Wilson
    BBC News

    https://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Guide-British-Royal-Titles-12059086

  25. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Oldflyer Says:
    September 4th, 2017 at 11:34 pm
    Ymar sakar thinks the Queen is behind the U.S. Deep State. Huh?

    Your problem is you think you understand what or how I think. The evidence is out clear that your accuracy on this matter is low to non existent.

  26. Ymar Sakar Says:

    You also got the Deep State wrong. There is no such thing as the US Deep State. And the US and England would be in front of the Deep State, not behind.

    Problem with repeating band wagon terms other people in the ALt Right made up, Old, is that you’re too behind the times. They don’t mean what you think it does.

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