A MUM-OF-ELEVEN who’s spent almost ten years being pregnant says she’s desperate to have a few more kids – despite going through 600 nappies a week.
Britni Church, 31, had her first child at 16 and has since welcomed another ten – including one-year-old triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel.
The full-time mum and her husband Chris, 28, spend the equivalent of £230 a week on groceries, and go through five boxes of cereal, 66 cartons of milk and 600 nappies.
But despite the financial strain of having a super-sized family, Britni admits to wanting at least four more kids – but only if her other children are open to the idea.
She said: “I hope we’ll try to have another girl 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.”
The broody mum grew to love the constant company that having a big family provided.
She added: “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.”
The US-based mum from Arkansas City, Kansas, had her first child, Crizman, 15, six days after her sixteenth birthday with her ex-husband.
The pair had married five days before, and had another four children together – Jordan, 14, Caleb, 13, Jace, 12 and Cadence, ten.
When the couple broke-up in 2010, Britni went through a carefree phase, partying at weekends, and unexpectedly fell pregnant with her sixth child, Jesalyn, now eight, in 2012.
She spent three years raising her kids alone as a single parent before meeting her current husband, Chris, a sub-contractor, in 2014.
It wasn’t long before the couple had their first son together, Silas, five, in summer 2015, a year after meeting – and gave birth another son Christopher, three, in 2016 and surprise triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel, one, in June of last year.
“I felt lots of shame about getting pregnant the sixth time because I always wanted my children to have the same dad,” Britni said.
“But when Jesalyn was born she was so innocent, precious and beautiful. All of the shame went away immediately.
“She was perfect. I stopped caring what people thought.
“I love having a big family – there’s always someone to talk to.”
Having a super-seized family calls for a very busy schedule which has Britni start her day at 7am.
A normal day will have her check on the triplets first thing before making breakfast for her gang and while checking her emails over a quick coffee.
After breakfast the busy mum makes a start on the twelve loads of washing she has to do per week – while Chris does two separate school runs to get all the kids to school.
But even with the older kids at school, work as a mum doesn’t stop for Britni who still has her baby triplets to keep her busy.
Once the young tots are asleep, she then prepares dinner and cleans up with the help of Chris, before finishing the housework in whatever time she has left.
Dinner time is just like any other house hold although the large brood eat meals together at a custom-made twelve-seater table that Chris built.
They had to upgrade the family car too, and now travel around in a Ford Transit after outgrowing the their 12-seater when the triplets arrived.
The couple’s five-bedroom home has the kids each sharing a room, but the busy parents have plans to convert the attic and basement 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 where she details their life as a super-sized family.
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.”