A North Carolina woman with 15 kids has revealed she is pregnant with her 16th child, just three months after giving birth, and says she won’t rule out having even more babies in the future. In fact, she is a baby making machine, and a history maker.
Patty Hernandez, 38, and her husband Carlos, 37, live with their 15 children in a five-bedroom house in Charlotte, North Carolina, which includes a nursery with five cribs.
The couple spend, not less than, a whopping $500 a week on groceries and diapers. The couple also revealed that they are also hoping to buy a new vehicle as they have outgrown their 16-seater bus.
Amongst their 15 children who are all kids, there are five boys and ten girls, and interestingly, six of the children are sets of twins, which run in Carlos’s family.
Priorities: Patty, pictured with Carlos and two of their daughters, has spent more than a decade being pregnant, after giving birth to her eldest child in 2008
One unique thing about the big North Carolina family of 17, all their kids have names beginning with the letter ‘C’, in honor of their father, who works as a floor cleaner to support his large household. Below is a summary about the North Carolina large family:
- Patty Hernandez, 38, and her husband Carlos, 37, live with their 15 children in a five-bedroom home in Charlotte, North Carolina
- The couple have five boys and ten girls, including three sets of twins
- All of the children have names beginning with the letter ‘C’ in honor of their dad
- Patty, who has spent the last decade being pregnant, gave birth to her youngest child in May, but she just learned that she is expecting another in May 2021
- The couple do not use contraception and say that they ‘have left everything to God’ when it comes to having more children
- Patty and Carlos spend $500-a-week on groceries and diapers and have to drive their family around in a 16-seater bus – which they have already outgrown
Below are the names of the 15 kids the couple have:
Carlos Jr, 12, Christopher, 11, Carla, nine, Caitlyn, nine, eight, Celeste, seven, Cristina, six, Calvin, five, Catherine, five, Carol, four, Caleb, three, Caroline, three, Camilla, two, Charlie, one and Crystal, four months, will be joined by a baby girl due in May 2021.
Patty made the news in 2019 for her large family but she has since had two more children – Charlie who was born in May 2019, and Crystal Abigail who arrived in the midst of the pandemic in April this year.
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Despite admitting that raising so many children can be stressful, particularly when finances are limited, the mom-of-15 is happy to have more kids.
She said: ‘It is a bit more stressful and difficult with a newborn.
‘The babies are always crying and I have to take care of them. But it is a blessing, we enjoy it.
‘We have left everything to God so whatever God wants to give us we will be happy. We don’t use contraception.’
Patty, who noted that things are ‘always crazy at her house’, has spent over a decade getting pregnant and given birth to 15 babies since 2008.
‘I’m so happy when I’m pregnant,’ she said. ‘Around three months after I have a baby I usually get pregnant again.’
Patty, equally admitted that having so several children creates a lot of housework but she is already training the older children to chip in, and probably help in making the home comfortable by taking care of the younger kids.
‘Right now I have a thousand clothes to wash – that’s at least five hours of folding clothes every two days,’ she explained. ‘I do laundry at least four times a week
‘When the kids play, they often leave toys on the floor so I need to clean that up too.
‘I try to give them a daily routine to clean up after themselves. They have their own chores. The older one makes his own pancakes sometimes, but most of the time I am the one doing the cooking.’
Patty and Carlos love their big family, and are endlessly amused by the attention they receive.
‘People ask me all the time, “Are they all yours?”‘ Patty said.
‘Everybody’s amazed when they find out how many kids I have, especially because I’m such a petite person.
‘I never thought I’d have so many babies.’