Dave and Christi Cason expecting 17th child

Couple Pregnant With 17th Child

Move over, Duggars, there’s a new “megafamily” in town.

Christi and Dave Cason of Lake Elsinore, California are currently expecting their 17th child. Their children range in age from 2 to 23.

“Each baby is different. There is always the excitement of who will they look like, what will their personality be like, will they have blonde or brown hair,” 41-year-old Christi Cason said. “I don’t think I’m addicted to pregnancy. We just never felt that our family was complete.”

Christi said she decided she wanted another baby five months after the couple’s youngest child, Nathaniel, was born. However, she and her 45-year-old husband were having trouble getting pregnant with their newest addition. Christi got pregnant within three months but suffered a miscarriage before her 12 week scan.

The Casons tried for another year with no luck, but, in September 2012, Christi’s general practitioner suggested she take Clomid, which stimulates the hormones necessary for ovulation to occur.

“We were desperate. We really wanted another baby and had never had any problems conceiving in the past,” she said. “The biggest age gap between any of our other children is only 22 months.”

Three months later, Christi was pregnant again but miscarried three days before Christmas at nine weeks.

Despite the two miscarriages, Christi and Dave Cason decided to try again. It took 20 months, but Christi got pregnant again in February — she’s currently at 16 weeks.

“I feel really positive for the future,” she said. “I think if we try for an 18th baby, I might not need any medication.” Altogether, the couple said they want 20 children.

Dave and Christi Cason and their 16 children
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