In the first months after becoming a mother, most people are simply adjusting to the huge life shift and they aren’t immediately thinking about having any more. However, one mum didn’t have much choice in the matter, as she was stunned to discover she was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ again just weeks after her first baby this time with twins.
Shaylee Bush, 31, and husband Mykel, 40, from Saint Georges, Utah, were overjoyed at the birth of Haisley, after sᴜғғᴇʀɪɴɢ a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. And they were very much still getting to grips with being first time parents when they fell ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ just six weeks later. They found out when Haisley was just three months old, and weeks later discovered sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅShaylee was ᴄᴀʀʀʏɪɴɢ twins. They stay at home mum gave birth to twins Harlow and Oaklyn just under 11 months after she’d had her daughter. Shaylee said: ” We were over the moon when Haisley arrived into our lives, and, as soon as it was safe to do so, we just started having ⓢⓔⓧ again. It didn’t take long before I was getting all the tell tale signs of ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, and 12 weeks after giving birth to Haisley we realised I was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ again. At 11 weeks we were told it was twins and we couldn’t believe it. To go from the ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋ of a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ to the sheer joy of bringing three beautiful girls into the world in less than a year was quite something. Me and my husband just kept the faith and now we have the family we always dreamed of.”
Haisley, now three, was born at 37 weeks in November 2018 and gave birth to twins Harlow and Oaklyn, now two, in October 2019. For a month every year her daughters will all be the same age, but Haisley will be a grade above the twins when they eventually start school. In total, Shaylee was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ for almost 18 months straight with only a six week gap in between. This has taken its toll on her ʙᴏᴅʏ and she is waiting for an ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ to repair her ᴀʙᴅᴏᴍɪɴᴀʟ ᴍᴜsᴄʟᴇs. She said:” At times it was ʜᴀʀᴅ – especially the last few months with the twins. The different feeling of having two babies grow inside of you in comparison to one is really quite ᴇxᴛʀᴇᴍᴇ. My ʙᴏᴅʏ had ɴᴏ ᴄʜᴀɴᴄᴇ to recover after my first ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, and not only that, it then had to carry twice as much weight. It’s amazing now to focus on the mum part of motherhood and not the ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ part. I’m in need of an ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ to repair my sᴛᴏᴍᴀᴄʜ as my ᴍᴜsᴄʟᴇs sᴛʀᴇᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ so much there is now a 4-inch gap between my ᴀʙs which needs to be sᴇᴡɴ together. But it was all worth it in the end and I’m so excited for what the future holds for me and my family.”