Frances Harris, a great-grandmother from Georgia is going to break the record set this week by a 56-year-old New York City mother of twins. Harris, 59 is also &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/fun/2001/11/22/21636.html ' target=_blank>pregnant with twins and will deliver next month, three decades after she had her tubes tied. "They came untied," she said Thursday.
Harris, of rural Sylvester, Ga., said she wasn't trying to get pregnant - and didn't realize she was - until she started gaining weight and went to see her doctor.
"A lot of things changed about me," she said. "I started craving grapes and apples, things I don't usually crave. By then I was four months pregnant."
When the doctor broke the news, "They had to sit me down. I couldn't even talk," she said, informs The Guardian.
According to the Associated Press, for this mother of five, grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of six, the news of her pregnancy was even more shocking considering she had her tubes tied after the birth of her last child 33 years ago.
Harris had her first child when she was only 15 years old, which means 44 years will separate her oldest from her youngest.
"At first I was a little upset. I was thinking I'm not the baby anymore, but it's fine. I know I'm probably going to be the one who helps her care for them," said Harris' youngest, Kendra Jackson, who works at a dry-cleaning business in Sylvester.
The twins' father, Raymond Harris, is a 60-year-old heavy equipment operator, who was equally shocked to learn of the pregnancy. He was busy working and was unreachable Thursday.