Mom Who Wanted Another Child’ After The Birth Of First Baby Is sᴛᴜɴɴᴇᴅ To Discover She Is Pregnant With Twins Just Three Months Later
A Utah couple was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ to learn that they were expecting again just four months after welcoming their first child — and were even more blown away to discover that they were having twins, who were born less than 11 months after their big sister.
Shaylee, 30, and Mykal Bush, 39, were thrilled to welcome their first child, a daughter named Shaylee, in November of 2018. They were so thrilled, in fact, that Shaylee recalls thinking at the hospital that she already wanted another baby.
But while she may not have meant she wanted another one immediately, that’s what the couple got: They confirmed that they were expecting again just four months after Shaylee was born, and more than a month before Shaylee’s first birthday, they welcomed fraternal twins named Oaklyn and Harlow.
She and Mykal tied the knot in December of 2017, and were expecting their first child when Shaylee sᴜFFᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. They were soon pregnant again, though, with their rainbow baby Haisley. The pregnancy was a difficult one, with Shaylee developing a sᴜʙᴄʜᴏʀɪᴏɴɪᴄ ʜᴇᴍᴀᴛᴏᴍᴀ, ᴏʀ SCH. Aɴ SCH ᴏᴄᴄᴜʀs ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ ᴘᴀʀᴛɪᴀʟʟʏ ᴅᴇᴛᴀᴄʜᴇs Fʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜᴛᴇʀɪɴᴇ ᴡᴀʟʟ, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴄᴀᴜsᴇs ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ between the wall and the amniotic membrane, which surrounds the baby. It can lead to an increased ʀɪsᴋ ᴏꜰ ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ
in the first half of the pregnancy, and doctors may recommend mothers reduce physical activity by avoiding exercise and s.ᴇ.x.
The couple did abstain from s.ᴇ.x until Shaylee delivered their healthy 5 lb. 9 oz. baby girl. In one of her viral videos, Shaylee shares an image of herself with Haisley writing: ‘Me with our firstborn baby. I love her so much I already want another one.’
The couple went on to wait the recommended six weeks postpartum before having s.ᴇ.x again, but once the time was up, the pair — who’d had to abstain for months — were ready to get back in the saddle. Neither suspected that Shaylee might get pregnant again so soon, but around the time Haisley was three months old, Shaylee started ‘feeling pregnant.’ By the time Haisley was four months, Shaylee had confirmed that she was expecting once again — this time with twins. Fast forward to October of 2019, just before Haisley was 11 months old, and Shaylee was delivering baby girls Oaklyn Lane and Harlow Locklyn via C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.
The fraternal twins weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 6 lbs. 8 oz. Shaylee refers to her girls as her ‘Irish triplets’ and says she ‘wouldn’t change a thing.’Doctors typically recommend waiting a year and a half, or 18 months, between giving birth and getting pregnant again. According to March of Dimes, short intervals between pregnancies can increase the chance of a ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ birth. ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ babies are more likely to have health problems, including small size, breathing issues, and difficulty feeding. Waiting longer in between pregnancies gives the body time to build up its nutrient supply, ʜᴇᴀʟ Fʀᴏᴍ ɪɴFᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ɪɴFʟᴀᴍᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇsᴇᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍɪᴄʀᴏʙɪᴏᴍᴇ ᴏF ᴛʜᴇ ᴠᴀɢɪɴᴀ.