US couple has 18 kids, prays for 'many more'

US couple has 18 kids, prays for 'many more'

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US couple has 18 kids, prays for 'many more'

 The Bates family Gil and Kelly Bates, who belong to Tennessee, US, are praying for more children, Daily Mail reported.

Gil said: “We will have many more children if God allows it.” “Children are a blessing and God has blessed us many, many times.” Kelly added: “We just love children and every baby brings extra joy to our family. The most exciting time is when a new baby comes.”

“We all wonder are the boys going to be ahead, or are the girls going to be ahead,” she says.

Married for 23 years, Kelly has been pregnant for almost every year.

Their children include Zach, 21, Michaela, 20, Erin, 18, Lawson, 17, Nathan, 16, Alyssa, 15, Tori, 14, Trace, 13, Carlin, 12, Josie, 11, Katie, 10, Jackson, 8, Warden, 7, Isaiah, 5, Addallee, 4, Ellie, 3, Callie-Anna, 1, and Judson Wyatt, one month.

Room for all

Gil is extending their home that has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two kitchens, a huge dining room with a massive table and its own nursery and a schoolroom.

That’s not all. The house has four massive washing machines and two industrial dryers to cope up with the seven loads of washing every day.

The Bates polish off 48 eggs, four packs of bacon, 40 scones and two large loaves of bread each breakfast-time.

“The dining table is so big I can’t really hear the people at the far end,” Gil was quoted as saying.

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