Having 12 children in 12 years, Courtney Rogers, 37, and her husband Chris, 34, juggle a lot of responsibilities in their everyday family life.
After giving birth to her youngest, a supermom who produced 12 children in 12 years transformed her family into a real-life Cheaper by the Dozen family.
In the United States, Courtney Rogers, 37, and her pastor husband Chris, 34, welcomed 6lb 12oz Cambria into the world on March 7. This brought their total number of children to the magical 12.
The parents say they never intended to have so many kids when they first decided to start a family, and even suffered a miscarriage when they first started trying — but now their brood is «perfect.»
Clint, their oldest son, was born on March 30, 2010, and after that, the couple had six females, then five more boys.
The fact that we started out with only boys and have had five daughters instead in the last several years is also incredible, added Courtney.
The oldest children are the six males, followed by the six girls (Illustration: PA Real Life).
«Clint was born three weeks before I turned 26 but I didn’t know I would have more kids at the time.
«I didn’t realize they would arrive so quickly or that they would also include a set of twins. I believed I was too old at 26.
«Then we said we would have 10 children maximum, but I still felt young and healthy enough, so we pushed it to 12.»
Clint, 12, Clay, 10, Cade, nine, Callie, eight, Cash, seven, twins Colt and Case, six, Calena, four, Caydie, three, Coralee, two, Caris, one, and now newborn baby Cambria.
As if the kids weren’t enough to run around after, they also live on a farm with more than 200 animals including pigs, sheep and chickens.
The family is now relieved to have little Cambria home after she spent the first few days of her life on oxygen after being delivered via C-section.
The tot swallowed too much fluid and had to be monitored for several days.
While Courtney and Chris had an agonising wait for news on Cambria’s condition they were reminded of the frightening birth of their second-youngest, Caris, who was delivered via emergency C-section when doctors feared she wasn’t getting enough oxygen.
Now with 12 children aged 12 and under, Courtney and Chris are getting stuck into family planning to manage the bunch.
Since first becoming a mum 12 years ago, the longest Courtney has gone without being pregnant is seven months. The biggest gap between two of the children is 20 months, during which time Courtney sadly had a miscarriage.
She said: «It is going to be strange not to have another baby.
» Pregnancy mostly treated me well, I didn’t get sick and was never on bedrest, so I could always look after the kids.