October 2, 2009

Wow - That's a Family

Most prolific mother ever
The greatest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the wife of Feodor Vassilyev (b. 1707-c.1782), a peasant from Shuya, Russia. In 27 confinements she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.
Guiness Book of World Records

69 children! I wonder if she lived in a shoe (haha) I wonder what all their names were? Imagine the food budget! I wonder what the size of their dinner table was? Imagine the family photo (well... there probably wasn't one)! Imagine the grandchildren! I guess we are a small family afterall!

(thanks Jennifer for sharing that tidbit of information!)


  1. Wow! The most children I know in a family was 26. How did she do it? Did she die young?

  2. I couldn't find any other info about her but my friend Jennifer is looking. The amazing part is she never had a single singleton pregnancy! I did the math! Amazing!