Her radiance was unmistakable, a fair rosy glow and sparkling eyes that a Zoom filter can’t possibly impart. It was hard to tell that Andrea Chow had just given birth eight months ago at the not-so-pinkish age of 45. She’s also an uber hands-on mum to her third baby.
“My husband thought I was crazy when I suspected I was pregnant,” recalls Andrea who made him run out to get a test kit at 11pm. Her period was by then about five days late. “I was not going to be able to sleep if I did not find out.”
Rest was definitely not on their minds when the couple saw the two red lines on the test kit.
The idea of being a new parent all over again was absurd and unimaginable at that point. Shaun, Andrea’s husband is 54.
Plus, it wasn’t too long ago that Andrea’s doctor had told her she was possibly premenopausal as her period was extremely irregular. “The message from the gynaecologist was that I was getting old,” says Andrea, who already has two children, aged 19 and 18.
Still, there had perhaps been more than an inkling that this surprising turn of events was plausible, thanks to her newfound commitment to good health in recent years.