Many women dream of becoming mothers, but that dream was almost taken from a woman who thought she would never be able to start a family. But now Satu Nordling Gonzalez from Sweden is a proud mother of ten and has spent the last 14 years of her life pregnant.
This 35-year-old mom, who runs the popular parenting blog “My Baby Dolls,” now describes her family life on Instagram and shares adorable photos of her children aged four months to thirteen.
She was 21 years old when she first got pregnant with her current husband, Andres, from Uruguay, but, unfortunately, there were ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs and she had a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. Due to the sᴛʀᴇss caused by the ᴛʀᴀɢɪᴄ event, her ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ was completely absent at that time, and she thought that she would never be able to realize her dream of becoming a mother.
But two and a half years later, she finally got pregnant again, even though she was convinced it was impossible, and their first child, Nicole, was born in 2009. Satu and Andres have six girls and four boys, and just seven months ago they welcomed Benjamin’s youngest child – Nicole (13), Vanessa (12), twins Jonathan and Daniel (11), Olivia (8), Kevin (7), Celina (6), Isabelle (3), and Melania (1,5).
A busy day for a mother of ten begins around 6:30 a.m. when she changes diapers, prepares breakfast for the whole family and older children for school. Then the household chores begin – from washing clothes and dishes, vacuuming the house and tidying up the whole house in Sweden – and before washing more laundry she starts preparing lunch.
All this time she tries to make sure that the youngest children adhere to a strict sleep schedule. Then, when the children come home from school, make them a snack, help with homework, continue housework and prepare dinner while the children play.
“Being a mother is a huge job and a sacrifice. Sometimes I get tired before breakfast. However, the smiles and love of the children are the best reward for my care for them,” says the proud mother of Satu.
Sleep time for a busy mother is usually only around midnight, and the time alone with her husband is only from 8pm when all the children are in bed. Satu also reveals that she has endured all nine pregnancies well: “My body has always recovered quickly after pregnancy. I am active with children and move around a lot because of them. Andres and I have always wanted a big family.”