Many women aspire to become mothers, but this dream was nearly taken away from one woman who believed she would never be able to start a family. However, Satu Nordling Gonzalez, from Sweden, is now a proud mother of ten after spending the last 14 years of her life pregnant.
Satu, a stay-at-home mom, reportedly experienced a tragic miscarriage at the age of 21, which left her with uterine scarring. Subsequently, getting pregnant again proved to be challenging. The stress she endured caused a halt in ovulation, making her believe she would never fulfill her innate desire to become a mother. However, after two years, Satu overcame her belief of infertility and became pregnant again. In 2008, she and her husband, Andres, joyfully welcomed their baby girl, Nicole.
Satu expressed her deep affection for her family, stating, “I love my family wholeheartedly. My children hold a special place in my heart. Since my childhood, I had envisioned and cherished the idea of having a large family. Over the past 13 years, I have been dedicated to getting pregnant and turning this dream into a reality.”
Satu and Andres, with Andres working in construction, now have a family of ten children, consisting of six girls and four boys. Their youngest addition, Benjamin, joined the family just seven months ago. The children’s names and ages are as follows: Nicole (13), Vanessa (12), twins Jonathan and Danilo (11), Olivia (8), Kevin (7), Celina (6), Isabelle (3), and Melania (1.5 years old).
Being a mother of ten children is a challenging responsibility. The mother of the family shares her daily routine, stating, “I wake up at 6:30 AM and begin my day by changing diapers and preparing breakfast. I then help the five kids get ready for school, including styling their hair. After they leave, I dedicate four hours to various tasks at home. This includes getting the kids ready for the day, cleaning the kitchen, doing laundry and dishes, vacuuming the house, and overall tidying up. While the children play, I prepare lunch and continue with more laundry chores. After cleaning up following lunch, I put two of the kids down for a nap. When the other kids return from school, I provide them with a snack, assist them with their homework, and accompany them for outdoor playtime. Additionally, I manage household errands such as grocery shopping, folding clothes, and preparing dinner. The day progresses, and by noon, the kids engage in their own activities while I continue attending to my responsibilities as a mother.”
When my husband returns home from work, we have dinner together, and then the kids take a bath. We spend quality time watching TV or playing games as a family. Afterward, we brush our teeth, and the kids go to bed. While the younger ones have their lights turned off, the older kids engage in reading or other activities before sleep. Once they are asleep around 8 PM, I take a shower and enjoy some “me time” before asking my husband to join me for a movie or another outing. I typically go to bed between 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM. However, our youngest child, Melanie, wakes up multiple times during the night for feedings and diaper changes before I have to wake up for a new day.
The mother adds, “Being a mother to many children requires immense dedication and effort. Sometimes, fatigue sets in even before breakfast. However, it is the smiles and love of my children that make it all worthwhile.”