Many women dream of becoming a mum, but that dream was almost taken from one woman who thought she’d never be able to start a family. But now, Satu Nordling Gonzalez, from Sweden, is a proud mum of ten having spent the last 14 years of her life Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ.
Satu, who is a stay-at-home mum, was reportedly 21 when she first fell Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ but it ended ᴛʀᴀɢɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ in a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. According to a local Swedish publication, Satu was left with sᴄᴀʀʀɪɴɢ on the ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs and falling Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ again proved difficult.
Due to sᴛʀᴇss, ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ then stopped entirely for Satu who thought “I would never become what I felt I was created to be, a mother”. But two years later she finally fell Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ again after thinking she was ɪɴꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟᴇ, and she and husband Andres welcomed baby Nicole in 2008.
Satu said :” I love my family with all my heart. My kids are everything to me. When I was little, I imagined and dreamed of having a big family. I’ve spent the last 13 years getting Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ making this dream come true. ”
Now, Satu and Andres, who works in construction, have six girls and four boys after welcoming their youngest Benjamin just seven months ago – Nicole, 13, Vanessa, 12, twins Jonathan and Danilo, 11, Olivia, eight, Kevin, seven, Celina, six and Isabelle, three and Melania, one-and-a-half.
Being a mother of ten children isn’t an easy task. The mother of the family shares the daily chores she has to do: “I get up at 6:30, change diapers, make breakfast, get the 5 kids ready for school, do their hair. When they When I go home, I work for 4. The kids are ready, clean the kitchen, do the laundry and dishes, vacuum the house and just clean up. The kids play, I make lunch, do more laundry. Clean up after lunch, put the two kids down for a nap, the kids come home from school, give them something to eat, help with their homework, go out to play, go to the market, fold the clothes, prepare for dinner at noon the kids are playing.”
“My husband comes home from work, after dinner the kids take a bath. We watch TV or play games together. Brush our teeth and the kids go to bed. Turn off the lights for the little ones while the older kids are playing, read or do something else before turning off the lights. When they’re sleeping, at 8pm, I take a shower and have some ‘me time’ before asking my husband to go to the movies or something. I go to bed at 00 : 00-01:00 and baby Melanie wakes up a few times to get food and dry diapers a several times before I have to wake up for a new day.”
She add: ”Being a mother with many children is a huge job and dedication. Sometimes the feeling of fatigue hits me before breakfast. But the children’s smiles and love is what makes it all worth it”.