Memories and Nightmares: Quints
Bizarre nightmare: Had so many so I'll give the one I had two nights ago... I was pregnant with quintuplets, and this was scary as I didn't want any more kids (having a 10 and 13 year old already and I am 42 so too old, and not physically strong enough either), and I had to convince my midwife (who has retired) to be with me throughout the pregnancy and birth, as she had been with my other kids. Then when the quintuplets were born I was worried about the size of vehicle we now needed, as most people carriers are for 7 and we needed room for 8. How was I going to park that in London as easily as the small car we had already?! I wasn't able to pursue my career, and my husband had to give up his music career to help care for the babies. So, would our relationship suffer? How would our 10 and 13 year old cope? Where would the finance come from? Would they have to become show babies like the French-Canadians in the 1950's (I think) who had the state looking after their septruplets), and the mother had restricted access to her babies? I then woke up, rather bemused!
'Quints' won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award 2008.