Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Britain's Oldest Dad Welcomes 5th Child at 74!
On March 12th the retired truck driver became Britain's oldest father after his 41-year-old wife Dawn welcomed their second child together.
Baby Ryan, who was conceived naturally, arrived by caesarean section weighing 5lb 7oz.Initially Ryan was placed in the special care nursery because he was having breathing problems.
He is now thriving at home and the couple is not ruling out having another baby. He told the Sun:
'Our family is complete now and I don't think we'll be having any more children. But who knows? I will be keeping myself healthy by running around, helping Dawn with the baby and looking after Daniel.'When asked what was the secret to his virility, the new dad responded Bananas! The fruit is rich in potassium, zinc and vitamin B, which increase energy and aid fertility.
'I eat lots of bananas and always have done. I don't eat much salt and have home-cooked food.'
The new addition joins the couple's son, six-year-old son, Daniel, and Gerry's three children from a previous marriage.
The world's oldest father is Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jogi, who had his 21st child aged 90 in 2007.
Businesswoman Elizabeth Adeney, 66, became Britain's oldest mother last year after traveling to the Ukraine for IVF because the NHS refused to treat women over the age of 50.
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