Jamie Scott, 33, from Utah, US, fell pregnant after taking fertility medication and tests showed her hormone levels were high – indicating a possible multiple birth. She has revealed what it is like to be pregnant with five babies, saying the strain has made her wheelchair-bound. Jamie Scott spent five years trying for a baby with husband Skyler and was delighted to find out she had finally conceived. Currently at 19 weeks, 5ft 4ins Jamie, who previously worked as nanny, already looks nine months pregnant and her bump is so heavy she’s virtually unable to walk. She said: ‘When we found out the news we told our sons and their reaction was, “That’s so cool”, and then my 12-year-old said, “Good luck.”
‘It’s very difficult to walk so I’m kind of wheelchair-bound because I’m so exhausted, and I’m also hungry all the time. ‘My doctor recommended eating 4,000 calories a day and I’ve gained 20lbs so far but it’s not enough so I’ve got to eat a lot, fast. ‘I’m craving healthy food like cucumbers but they have zero calories so I have to beef it up with high fat things like McDonald’s and ice cream. ‘It’s also difficult to sleep because my stomach is growing so fast and it’s pretty painful. When one of the babies moves the all move – it’s like a party in there. ‘But the thought of having five babies is totally overwhelming. I’m just really looking forward to bringing home five healthy, chubby babies.’
Jamie, who already has sons Shayden and Landon with her husband, said: ‘When we had the ultrasound I was expecting to see one or two little sacs and there were four in the first 20 minutes. ‘I just cried. We had tried for quite some time so it was amazing that I even was pregnant. The pair say their local community has rallied around to support them, with neighbors and friends donating spare baby clothes and items. The couple are currently staying near a hospital in Arizona where an expert in multiple births is set to deliver the babies by C-section in late April.
Skyler, a commercial appraiser, said : ‘When we found out Jamie had conceived it was a miracle. Hearing that there were five babies was a huge surprise. ‘We moved past the shock phase pretty fast and now it is just gratitude and excitement that we get to be on this journey. ‘I’m a person who has lots of energy because I have ADHD, so my brain is perfect for this. I know we are going to lose a lot of sleep but being a dad is the most rewarding adventure of my life. ‘It’s so amazing that I get to reset my brain and go through every stage of being a child again with them – their first Christmas, their first trip to Disneyland. ‘We want to show these five babies how beautiful and fun the world is.’