Giving birth to one baby is exhausting, but one woman in Australia has given birth to three babies all in the span of one year – and they weren’t triplets either. Here’s how it all happened.
Eliza Curby had her first child, Charlie, and then six weeks after giving birth, she found out she as also expecting twins. The twin boys, Jack and Wolfe, were born in December News.com.au reported.
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Eliza said, “I still can’t believe it. We were over the moon at the thought of creating our own little family.”
She added, “I say little as [her husband] Ben’s idea of a family included two children — very nuclear indeed – I, on the other hand have always been set on having as many children as I can – nothing excites me more than the thought of walking through our local streets of Mona Vale with my own little clan.”
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Curby also joked that, “needless to say the decision was taken out of his hands – I win.”
The first weeks following the birth of her oldest child, Charlie, were the hardest for Curby.
Curby recalled, “I was exhausted trying to figure out the ins and outs of being a mum, but about a month after having Charlie though I felt really, super exhausted.”
She told the news outlet, “Everyone told me it was sleep deprivation catching up with me but I was not convinced – I remember looking at Ben and saying ‘I think I’m pregnant.’ He just laughed.”
Call it mother’s intuition, but over the next two weeks, Curby took a series of four different pregnancy tests, and to her surprise, discovered she was pregnant again.
The couple then went to get an ultrasound to confirm.
“The technician seemed awkward and uncomfortable, before he finally said, ‘look it’s early days … but … I think there’s two.’ I was so scared but secretly super excited – I think everyone has a secret desire for identical twins,” Curby said.
“Emotionally it took me about two months and somewhere around 2000 Google ‘twin pregnant stomach’ images to come to terms with the news,” she added in the interview. “I just didn’t think about it too much – as that made me nervous thinking about the ‘how.’”
According to the Daily Mail, Curby began to feel fatigued and developed headaches six weeks after the birth of Charlie.
Curby said that after having three children, the lack of sleep is the worst.
She told the Mail, “Sleep deprivation is the killer. And anyone with twins – even those whose twins sleep – know this. I wrote my first blog entry about it when I found myself one day in the shower with my underwear on. Who gets in the shower clothed?”
Curby also noted, “It’s so hard to find time to spend with friends, who you need to keep you sane, when you’re constantly over-calculating your days based on three separate children’s sleep times and trying to explain this to friends without kids just makes you sound boring.”