Want to know the definition of a rollercoaster ride, you can ask Eliza Curby and her partner, Ben, they know a thing or two about bumpy rides. Three months into a relationship when most couples are just starting to realize how annoying their partner was, Eliza and Ben were passed that and were already a long way into starting a real family together. Eliza was pregnant and the couple was excited.
In her words: “We fell pregnant with our first, Charlie, three months after we started dating! Ben had always been super keen to become a father so we were over the moon at the thought of creating our own little family. Needless to say, the decision was taken out of his hands – I win!”
A few months later a beautiful healthy daughter was born to the young couple. They were excited about being parents but they had their work cut out for them. it’s never easy to have a newborn around and it tends to take its toll after a while and that was what Eliza initially thought when she started feeling something off with her body. Her body was telling her something she found very hard to accept, and you would too if you were in her shoes.
While many people she spoke to assumed Eliza’s constant fatigue was just exhaustion from having to deal with so much within a short time her body was telling her something else. Strange as it may sound she was feeling pregnant again just six weeks after her first child was delivered.
Eliza was convinced about her body was feeling, she might not be a big expert on pregnancies yet, but one was enough to teach her how a pregnant woman felt. She got some DIY pregnancy kits and her assumption was confirmed. Odd at might sound she was pregnant again. It was so strange, she ran the test 4 more times and it all turned out positive. A visit to the doctor revealed more shocking news. Eliza and Ben would be parents again very soon and this time, it wasn’t going to be just one, and they had twins on the way.
It was scary but super exciting news for them, the idea of having twin babies just months after having a girl was secretly fascinating even though the prospect was daunting. They simply let the news sink in and prepped themselves for the ride ahead. Between taking care of a baby and expecting another two, it was surprising to see that Eliza even pulled off 36 weeks of pregnancy on her own and gave birth to perfectly healthy twin boys, bringing the tally to three all under a year old. They named their boys Jack Antony Richard and Wolfe George Harry.
Now with three kids under the age of one in the same house, Eliza and Ben’s life would never be the same again but they were happy with their crazy little family. The only thing they would have to explain in future to their kids is why the age difference between them is that small.
Eliza now documents all her motherhood adventures on her blog which she called “twingenuity” in just a little over a year of their relationship, it’s hard to imagine that the couple would have gotten this far. But that’s life, always sneaking up on you when you least expect it.