At 39 years old, Janine Allis had what she called an “epiphany” to have another baby.
The Boost Juice founder and Shark Tank investor already had three children, Samuel, Oliver and Riley, with the youngest being about seven years old.
There was just one problem with her plan – her husband Jeff had already had a vasectomy.
Listen to Janine Allis talk about her “midlife crisis baby” on I Don’t Know How She Does It.
As the director of the Hawthorn Football Club and working as part of a business group called YPO, Allis was constantly surrounded by men.
“I love it, I love hanging out with boys, men that never lose the spirit of the boy. But I found that I needed to nurture.” she says in the latest episode of I Don’t Know How She Does It of the moment her “kid-life crisis” hit.
“You read and hear things about children choosing their parents or whatever, but this epiphany was a tap on the shoulder.
“There was a little girl there saying ‘Sort it out, get me into this world, I’m coming in’. I know it sounds a little bit weird, but that’s how it felt.”
Fortunately her “poor husband” proved to be understanding and supportive about undergoing the reversal operation.
“He was amazing. In actual fact, I was in South Korea doing a deal and he was in Fiji and he’s a man of very few words,” says Allis.