A mother of 11 has revealed she is desperate for more children, even though she’s spent almost a decade of her life being Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ.
Britni Church, 31, from Arkansas City, Kansas, had her first child, daughter Crizman, just a few days after her 16th birthday. She has since welcomed 10 more children -Jᴏʀᴅᴀɴ, 14, Caleb, 13, Jace, 12, Cadence 10, Jesalyn, eight, Christopher, three, and one-year-old triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel – and has spent a total of 10 years Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ.
However despite the strain of having a super-size family – and the extra-large bills – Britni, who is married to husBᴀɴd Chris, admitted she wants to add to her brood and would want as many as 15 children.
To care for their troupe of 11, Britni and second husBᴀɴd, Chris Church, 28, spend $300 (£230) per week on groceries, including five boxes of cereal, 66 cartons of milk and 600 diapers.
Britini said: ‘I hope we’ll try to have another Gɪʀʟ still. I don’t think I would ever have more than 15 kids but then again I never thought I’d have 11 kids. I thought I would have maybe four kids maximum. It does not feel like I have lots of kids – it feels normal. If any of the kids said, ‘you can’t have anymore’ l would accept that it’s too much.’
Britni’s day starts at 7am when she will see to the triplets before preparing breakfast for her gang of 11 and checking her emails over a quick coffee. She then makes a start on the twelve loads of washing she has to do per week, while Chris commences the two school runs to get all the kids to school.
After lunch, with the older children off her hands, Britni reads books to send the triplets to sleep and catches up on some of her hobbies like crocheting. She then prepares dinner and cleans up with the help of Chris, before completing any remaining housework and sneaking in an hour to watch her favourite series after the younger kids are put to bed at 9pm.
The family eat meals together at a custom-made twelve-seater table that Chris built and travel around in a fifteen-seater Ford Transit that they bought last year following the birth of the triplets, having outgrown their former twelve-seater car.
Each child shares a bedroom in the couple’s five-bedroom house and Britni and Chris intend to convert the attic and basement into extra bedrooms once the triplets, who currently sleep in their parent’s bedroom, get older.
Britni shares snapshots of life with her entourage of 11 on her Instagram page where she has gained more than 7,000 followers.
She said: ‘We get lots of stares when we go out as a family. We’ve had people buy the whole family dinner on multiple occasions because they’re so impressed how well behaved the kids are. If things go well, we hope to build a house in the country by a large pond as Chris loves fishing. We’d love to get some animals too. Maybe two dogs and a cat would be a good start.’