Married for 18 years, with 10 children - and counting

Madam Elliawati Mohamed Ali, 39, and her husband Mr Idwan Sa’at, 45, are parents to 10 children, aged five months old to 16 years old.
(From bottom left, anti-clockwise) Madam Elliawati Mohamed Ali, 40; five-month-old Nazhan; Nafhah, three; Nawwar, seven; Nawrah, five; Mr Nur Idwan Mohamed Sa'at, 46; Nahwan, one; Nayla, nine; Nabil, 14; Naqib, 16; Nadhrah, 13; and Najwar, 11. The ev
(From bottom left, anti-clockwise) Madam Elliawati Mohamed Ali, 40; five-month-old Nazhan; Nafhah, three; Nawwar, seven; Nawrah, five; Mr Nur Idwan Mohamed Sa'at, 46; Nahwan, one; Nayla, nine; Nabil, 14; Naqib, 16; Nadhrah, 13; and Najwar, 11. The ever-expanding brood required the family to move from a four-room flat to their maisonette in Choa Chu Kang in January.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

It has been 18 years of marriage and counting, with 10 kids - and there could be more in the pipeline for Madam Elliawati Mohamed Ali and her husband, Mr Nur Idwan Mohamed Sa'at.

"I love babies," professed Madam Elliawati, 40, who gave birth to her youngest, Muhammad Nazhan, in February. "But once they grow up, I'm very sad. No cuddling... It's a different phase."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2018, with the headline 'Married for 18 years, with 10 children - and counting'. Print Edition | Subscribe