I’m pregnant with my 16th baby – we spend £400 a week on food, need a bus to get around but my cleaner hubby supports us

A BUSY mum with 15 children has revealed how she is pregnant with her 16th baby – and the whole family crams into a five-bed house. 

Patty Hernandez, 38, and her husband Carlos, 37, live with their gigantic brood in North Carolina, and they squeeze their youngest into a nursery with five cots.

All 15 of her kids have names beginning with “C” in honour of Carlos, who supports the family as a floor cleaner.

Patty and Carlos have five boys and 10 girls, and six are sets of twins. 

Carlos Jr, 12, Christopher, 11, Carla, nine, Caitlyn, nine, Cristian, 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.

The couple spend £375 a week on groceries and nappies and are shopping for a new vehicle as they have outgrown their 16-seater bus.

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.

Despite admitting that raising so many children can be stressful, the mother-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.

"It's always crazy at our house."

Patty has spent over a decade pregnant having given birth to 15 babies since 2008, and said: "I'm so happy when I'm pregnant.

"Around three months after I have a baby I usually get pregnant again.”

Patty added that having so many children creates a lot of housework but she is already training the older children to chip in.

"Right now I have a thousand clothes to wash – that's at least five hours of folding clothes every two days.

"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.

She said: "People ask me all the time, 'are they all yours?' 

“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."

We previously shared back-to-school with the Radfords as they share the organisational tips for getting their family ready for term starting.

In other Radford news, we told you how pregnant Millie Radford is impatiently waiting the birth of her daughter.

And the mum-of-22 took her bumper brood for post lockdown haircuts.

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