When this couple started dating, they never dreamed that they would be parents to three children 14 months down the line.
Eliza Curby and partner Ben, 38, had a busy 2016 – welcoming their first three kids into the world in just 11 months.
Eliza, who is from Northern Beaches, Australia, became pregnant with baby daughter Charlie just three months after she started dating Ben.
Then, just six weeks after the couple became first-time parents in January last year, the 27-year-old discovered that she was pregnant again – this time with identical twins.
Little Jack and Wolfe were born in December, on Christmas Eve, topping off an amazing year for the happy couple.
“I still can’t believe it,” Eliza said. “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 — very nuclear indeed.
“Needless to say the decision was taken out of his hands — I win.”
Eliza says she expected the first six weeks after giving birth to be the hardest, but was surprised when she continued to feel “super exhausted”.
She added: “My mum always said it takes six full weeks to come up for air!
“I was exhausted trying to figure out the ins and outs of being a mum, but about a month after having Charlie though I felt really, super exhausted.
“Everyone told me it was sleep deprivation catching up with me but I was not convinced — I remember looking at Ben and saying ‘I think I’m pregnant’. He just laughed.”