She had their first child Charlie. Just Six weeks later she found out she was pregnant again — with identical twins — and baby boys Jack and Wolfe entered the world the same year with Charlie. That’s three babies in one year — or 11 months to be exact.
She couldn’t believe that she has got pregnant so fast. “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. I say little as Ben’s idea of a family included two children — 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 Mᴏɴᴀ Vᴀʟᴇ with my own little clan.” A happy family.
Ms. Curby said while the first six weeks of having a baby were always the hardest, she remembers feeling particularly exhausted after having Charlie.
My mum always said it takes six full weeks to come up for air! She was exhausted trying to figure out the ins and outs of being a mum, but about a month after having Charlie though she felt really, super ᴇxʜᴀᴜsᴛᴇᴅ.
And over the course of about two weeks it took four tests to get the ᴠᴇʀᴅɪᴄᴛ she was pregnant. So off they went to the doctor, who sent the stunned couple for an ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ.
“The technician seemed awkward and uncomfortable, before he finally said … ‘look it’s early days … but … I think there’s two’. I was so sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ but sᴇᴄʀᴇᴛʟʏ super excited — I think everyone has a sᴇᴄʀᴇᴛ ᴅᴇsɪʀᴇ for identical twins.” Ms 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. I just didn’t think about it too much — as that made me nervous thinking about the ‘how’.” she said.
She was a whopping 35kg heavier than her pre babies 55kg frame. Her ᴘᴏᴏʀ body hadn’t even had a chance to recover after the first. She was however lucky to have a problem free pregnancy. Both boys made it to over 36 weeks, which was the goal, and passed the 3kg mark.
Now, with a one-year-old and two eight-week-olds, the family goes through about 20 nappies a day — that’s 140 a week. In all her spare time, Ms Curby has written a blog about her experiences called Twingenuity, in which she recalls being so tired she washed her hair with face wash, pumped without attaching the bottles and picked up the kids from day care — but left one behind, which her partner had to go back for.