Most families now consist of 1-3 kids. The bigs ones have more than 5. Occasionally you hear of a 10-12 kid family.
That is nothing!
Consider Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev, who had 69 children! That’s 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets over a 40 year period in the 1700s. Even more amazing for the time, 67 of them survived infancy. I don’t know what she was eating, but it must have been healthy!
Here’s a tip for you- be thankful you are not Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev!
(By the way – I want to know why she is “the first wife,” what, he wasn’t satisfied with 67 kids? Yet apparently he did remarry. I don’t know if he had any more children though.)