A mother who had ten children in ten years, and has since welcomed her eleventh youngster, has announced her desires to have 14 kids in future
Courtney Rogers, 36, who lives in Santa Fe area, New Mexico, was a virgin lady of the hour when she wedded minister husband Chris, 32, in October 2008.
The couple gave birth to their eleventh kid in November a year ago, and now have six young boys and five young girls: Clint, 11, Clay, nine, Cade, eight, Callie, seven, Cash, six, twins Colt and Case, five, Calena, four, Caydie, two, Coralee, 23 months, and Caris, a half year.
Courtney, the oldest of six, met Chris through mutual companions at a church camp in Georgia in 2007. She has not been over nine months without being pregnant since she married her better half, who is the oldest of ten kids.
The couple, whose month-to-month food shops cost $1,200 home-school their huge brood and drive a 15 seater van, as per The Sun, however, the couple still want to have more kids in the future. ‘We want to have more if we can,’ said Courtney. ‘We want to have 12 children, a family of 14 even.’
In January, because of the financial condition, the family had to cut out all meals and days out, which were costing above and beyond $1,000 per month. The children wear hand-me-out garments and shoes, with homemaker Courtney does some sale shopping to save money for future
Courtney and Chris, who were both self-taught, say they love showing their kids on their 12-acres of the land of land – which has farm as well. Furthermore, the dedicated mother said that she tries her best so that all the children get equal attention and no one feels left out.
She also said that she’s been criticized by outsiders for having such countless kids, but she does not care.
The mother of 11 said: ”The people who ask how I can give all my kids enough attention are usually those who send their kids off to school, I do not understand their logic when I am around my kids 24 hours a day.’
Courtney, who also a teacher and teaches nearby children at chapel Sunday school, clarifies she’s ‘more like a mentor’ and at times has ”four kids queuing up’ to ask her maths questions while she’s changing diapers She has had seven vaginal births, two C-sections (one of which was to twins) and furthermore tragically had two miscarriages.
Courtney, who has never endured morning sickness, said she ‘loves being pregnant and dreaming what her most recent kid will resemble and picking out names. The parents wake every day at around 7:30 am, and Courtney called mornings ‘the most chaotic piece of the day’, however, her older children lend a helping hand and have chores to do.