Woman Who Had No Idea She Was Pregnant Finds Herself Arguing With 14 year Old Son
IT WAS usually her night for meeting up with the girls and letting her hair down, but for 38-year-old Janet Gleeson, last Friday evening ended up in a screaming match with a fourteen year old son she never actually knew she had.
Janet’s story begins when she returned home from work and entered her kitchen to find a “mountain of dirty dishes” on top of the sink.
“I thought I was burgled at first,” she recalled, still reliving the horrifying moment. “I was about to call the local Garda station when I heard laughter coming from the sitting room.”
What happened next would change the accountant’s life forever.
“I walked in to see a teenage boy on my couch watching Two And A Half Men on the Comedy Channel.” she said. “All I can remember is screaming out loud, then asking the intruder to please leave my house. I was petrified.”
The teenager reportedly leaped from the seat and approached her in a bid to calm her down. He was empathetic and seemed worried for Ms. Gleeson.
“Mam! What’s wrong mam?” he asked her, disorientating her further. “It’s me, James, your son! What the hell is wrong with you?”
After things quietened down, the teenager described how he had been living with Ms. Gleeson for the past 14 years since being born, and that he was just one of five children she gave birth to over the years. He then proved his point by showing her numerous pictures placed around the house of her with her husband and five kids.
“I had no idea I was even pregnant.” she told WWN, laughing while shaking her head in disbelief. “I was always wondering why I never seemed to have money and found myself cleaning up nearly all the time when I was at home.”
The now mother of five insists she had no idea about any pregnancy, claiming she continued to have periods and experienced little weight gain throughout.
“When I checked the mail I found my second name was even different.” she added. “It has all come as a bit of a shock to me to be honest.”
Ms Gleeson, now known as Mrs Kennedy, is just one of thousands of women in Ireland who have no idea they were either pregnant or married.
“I’m kinda glad in a way cause I don’t remember going through all that painful birth stuff.” she concluded. “The husband is a bit of alright too, so happy days!”
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