Six weeks after birth most new mothers say they begin to feel a little more like themselves before getting pregnant. But for one mom, it was quite the opposite! Six weeks after giving birth, this mom’s belly kept growing, and she could sense something was off. Eliza Curby became a mom for the first time to her daughter Charlie. For Eliza and her partner Ben, the news of their daughter was a delight!
“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,” she said. They had talked of starting a family but didn’t expect it to happen so soon. But when they found out they were expecting, they were overjoyed. Eliza gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl whom she named Charlie.
The first six weeks were a mix of motherly bliss of snuggles, baby sounds, and of course, no sleep, as it goes with most newborns. Eliza expected to shed the pregnancy weight and assumed she would have her figure back soon enough. But as the weeks passed, her belly didn’t shrink–it expanded, and it was a mystery. Eliza says she remembered feeling exhausted, but she knew something wasn’t right. “My mum always said it takes six full weeks to come up for air!
I was spent trying to figure out the ins and outs of motherhood, but around a month after Charlie was born, I felt really, really exhausted.” Eliza began to make connections and eventually informed her husband that she might be pregnant. “I was spent trying to figure out the ins and outs of motherhood, but around a month after Charlie was born, I felt really, very exhausted.”
Everyone said it was because of my lack of sleep, but I wasn’t convinced – I remember looking at Ben and thinking, ‘I think I’m pregnant.'” So Eliza took a test, but the results were negative. She couldn’t shake the feeling, so she took another test, which revealed she was really pregnant again, much to her and Ben’s surprise.
But the new parents didn’t mind because they both planned to have at least two children before turning 40. Eliza, on the other hand, desired more than two children. She fantasized about creating her own little tribe. To her, the more children there are, the more gifts there are. The pair then went to the doctor to confirm her pregnancy, but what they discovered was breathtaking. Eliza wasn’t only expecting a child; she was carrying identical twin boys! She gave birth to three children in just eleven months.
She requires three of everything now that she is a mother of three children. Three cribs, three car seats, and so on. She goes through approximately 140 diapers every week and more than twenty bottles per day. Despite the fact that it is a lot of effort, she considers herself fortunate and would not trade it for anything. Because her three children are so close in age, she refers to them as “Irish triplets.” Eliza and Ben have their hands full of God’s greatest blessings.