Mom Of 12 Children Spent 15 Years To Has Been Pregnant And Gave Birth
Iris Purnell was expecting a baby every year between 2004 and 2019. That mean, She was pregnant during 15 years.
It should come as no surprise that Iris Purnell sometimes feels phantom baby kicks. The 38-year-old mom of 12 was pregnant every year. She in an amusing clip for her 350k followers revealed she was pregnant every year between 2004 and 2019. She defended her experience saying she loves carrying babies. This time around, she is done having children. Iris has had her tubes ᴛɪᴇᴅ. After the medical procedure to tie her tubes, Iris adds that she is adjusting to not carrying a pregnancy anymore. That it’s hard accepting this fact.
“Not all my pregnancies were easy,” Iris explained. “I had six C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴs… but being pregnant gave me a spiritual elevation. I learned to be patient and to sit still with my body.”
The mother of twelve is a choreographer by profession which explains why most of her family videos on her Tiktok channel are her children and husband dancing
“When we’re all out together, people will ask, Is this a school field trip? Are they adopted? Are they really all yours?They also want to know about our living arrangements and if we drive a bus.”’Iris said with a laugh
Iris was 21 when she gave birth to her first child. A few months later, she met her husband, Cordell “Storm” Purnell, and they went on to welcome 10 more kids. Storm also has a son Junior from a previous relationship.
Together, the Lancaster, California couple ar e raising Malikhai, 17; Junior, 16; Jahni, 15; Trinity, 13; Messiah, 12; Josiah, 10; Love, 9; Seven, 8; Michael, 6; Royal, 5; Heavenly, 4; and Hope, 3.
“I always thought I’d have two — a boy and a girl“But this is so much better.” Iris revealed
The Purnells frequently share videos on social media of their family performing joyful choreographed dances.
“We have dance battles with each other all the time. We’re competitive!” Iris said
They’re also extremely organized. As Iris explained , “you have to be when you have so many kids.”
The Purnells hold one family meeting per day, where they pray and study the Bible. It’s also a time for family members to address any issues. Iris encourages them to speak up if they need one-on-one time with Mom or Dad.
“We’ll discuss business ideas — and I’ll ask them hypothetical questions like, ‘If I were to give you $1,000 per week — what would you do with it?I’ve always encouraged them to think outside the box.” Iris said
The older children all pitch in on household chores. Iris said Michael, who is starting first grade, just asked if he could take on a responsibility.
“He wants to sweep the carpet on the stairs. When I said, ‘Yeah, you can have that job,’ he was so excited.” Iris shared
Iris, who is going to school for graphic design, had her tubes ᴛɪᴇᴅ in 2019.
“My husband felt strongly that I needed to give my body a rest. He was worried something would happen to meI’m finally coming to terms with the fact that I won’t be bringing any more children into the world. I enjoyed the whole process.” she said