I Was Told I’d Never Be A Mum
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 pregnant.
The 35-year-old mum details her family life on Instagram and shares adorable snaps of her children aged four months to 13 years. Satu, who is a stay-at-home mum, was reportedly 21 when she first fell pregnant to her now-husband Andres from Uruguay, but it ended in tragedy when she suffered a miscarriage. According to a local Swedish publication, Satu was left with scarring on the uterus and falling pregnant again proved difficult. Due to stress, ovulation then stopped entirely for Satu who thought "I would never become what I felt I was created to be, a mother." But two and a half years later she finally fell pregnant again after thinking it'd be impossible, and their first baby Nicole was born in 2008. 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. The busy mum's day starts at about 6.30am when she changes nappies, makes breakfast for her bumper brood and gets her older kids ready for school. Then the housework begins and she will clean the kitchen, do the laundry and dishes, vacuum the house and tidy up their home in Sweden - before doing more laundry after lunch. All the while looking after the youngest of the clan and ensuring they stick to a strict sleep schedule. Then, when the kids are home from school, she will make them a snack, help with their homework, continue the housework and prepare dinner while the kids are playing. Bedtime for Satu is at about midnight, according to BabyNews, and alone time with her husband is only when all the kids are in bed at 8pm. “Being a mother is a huge work and sacrifice. At times, a feeling of fatigue overwhelms me even before I have breakfast. However, the smiles and love of children is the best reward for my care for them," Satu revealed. "My body has always recovered quickly after pregnancies. I am active with children and I move a lot because of them," Follow Satu's Insgram page @mybabydolls.