Augustina Higuera may just be 29 but she is very proud to be a mother of 14 girls! And if that wasn’t staggering enough, she beat odds of 500,000 to one to give birth to a third set of twins two months ago.
But the supermum is less thrilled that against all odds, all of her children are girls – and she has vowed to keep going until she has given husband Jose, 30, a son.
“We both really, really want a boy. We’d be over the moon, so we will keep trying.
“We’re besotted with the girls but Jose is outnumbered and it would be nice to even things out. I’m lucky that I enjoy being pregnant. I’ve never had any major problems, so it’s not a big stress for me.
“I’ve had so many girls I’m not sure what I’d do with a son. I just know I’d be blessed to have one. He and Jose would have an incredible bond. I hope I can give him that.
“I have no upper limit on how many children I’d have. I’d have another 10 if it meant having a boy.”
When Augustina gave birth to her second set of twins, Hailee and Braelee, less than two years ago, doctors joked she was more likely to win the lottery than have another multiple pregnancy. But she conceived youngest children Bella and Isabella weeks later.
Shortly after their birth, she did 42 loads of washing in 24 hours. She makes eight different meals a day and takes her kids to school in a minibus. And despite surviving on two hours of sleep a night, Augustina wouldn’t change a thing.
“It’s chaos looking after 14 girls but we wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve always wanted to be a mum. When I was younger, I spent a lot of time looking after my younger brother and sister. Although twins run in my family, I never expected I’d have three sets. I know we’re blessed.”
Augustina, from Paris, Texas, got pregnant the first time she had sex, with teenage boyfriend Antonio.