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1 1/2 Years PP After Twins (Fraternal Twin Mommy)

August 17, 2009

Previous entry here.

Age during delivery: 32
Current age: almost 34
Number of pregnancies: 1
Age of twins: 1 1/2

I posted a short blurb a while ago about my experience, but I didn’t really get to elaborate on my story because I’m pretty sure one of my boys needed my attention at the time! At 8w3d I found out I was pregnant with twins. I remember the U/S tech saying to me “I have something special to tell you! It’s twins!” Joy was not the first thing that came to me. The first thing I blurted out was, “Oh god. I’m definitely going to have stretch marks now!” I didn’t escape getting them, but they are very faint. I got them 1 1/2 weeks before I had my c-sec! I was up for two night worrying about them. Lame, I know. I worked out the entire time during my pregnancy and gained 25 pounds. I’m only 5’2 and started out at 104 pounds so 25 extra pounds on my frame was a lot..and my back..my poor back! Ouch. At 33 weeks I went into what they thought was pre-term labor and was sent to the hospital for over night observation. Up until then, I had no problems. I would have a contraction and Baby B’s heartrate would drop very low. This happened a couple of times and the doctors and nurses thought that he was pulling on the umbilical cord. Little prankster! :) At 37 weeks the doctors decided that I have a c-section because the placenta was wearing out. One baby was breech, so I could not have a natural birth. I’m actually fine with having a c-section. It’s what I wanted. Little did I know how painful recovery was going to be! Both my boys were born at healthy weights (for twins) at 5.13 and 4.12 and they went home with me. I’m still working on my body and have just started doing transverse abdominal exercises to flatten/tighten the lower half of my abs. I did get slight muscle seperation so getting my abs back is going to be a challenge. I don’t know why I’m just NOW (1 1/2 years later!) working on my abs. I’m still VERY self conscious about my stomach and I hate my stretch marks but I’m learning to accept them. I even threw out all my bikinis! I’d love to have a 3rd baby, but I’m scared to death as to what it put my body through. It’s been a constant struggle. I am back down to my prepregnancy weight of 104, but I’m still a work in progress…mentally.

1st pic- 1 1/2 years PP
2nd pic- 1/2 years PP
3rd pic- New Years and about 35 weeks (sorry about the face..haha I was very uncomfy!)
4th pic- Mother’s Day 2009
5th Pic- My boys at 18 months

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18 Responses to “1 1/2 Years PP After Twins (Fraternal Twin Mommy)”

  1. Mary Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Hello AMAZING! Your dont even look like you have had any children, let alone twins! And your babies are adorable! Try to stay positive, I know its hard to look past stretch marks but you really do look fantastic…and I dont even see them :)

  2. Shannon Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Your boys are so cute! You do not have any stretch marks! You look great…if anything you are under weight! You can even see your ribs…so don’t be down on yourself.

  3. Stacie Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    You’re kidding right? :P lol. I don’t think I need to tell you this – because inevitably everyone commenting here will say the same thing: THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU! You look lovely. You should have another kid if you want one. When you’re 80 and look back at your life you don’t want to regret not having another kid because of something like the fear of a few sags that you may, or may not, get, right? Let your love and heart guide your life decisions and don’t worry about your body – you’re looking great!

  4. mrs. petunia Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Quick! Fish those bikinis outta the trash!

  5. Healthnut mama Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    ok. so I had to look at your entry to make sure those were pp pics. I thought they were pre preg pics. Buy new bikinis. and if you think there is something wrong with your body then i should never leave the house cause its not even close to as good as that.

  6. 18 Weeks Pregnant Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Are you really sure you had twins, you look amazing, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. You’ve got the body of a godess, love the two cuties!

  7. Greg Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    You look lovely in these pics, you’ve nothing at all to be embarrassed about.

  8. susy Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    You look great! I had some abdominal separation as well. Could you share which exersizes your doing? Did you find it on a website? You can email me if you like. Bcblondie05@hotmail.com.

    I have an entry on this website too, called “reached my goal – Susy” if your interested.

    (yes! fish out those bikini’s!)

  9. Hanna Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    If anything I would say you are underweight….all I really see in the picture are your ribs :S

  10. ASCH Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    are you crazy?!!!! lol there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the way your body looks — even better than what mine looked before i got pregnant for the first time, let alone now after my second pregnancy (twin boys born three months ago) i’m a whale compared to you!!!!!! :P you’re gorgeous. smile.

  11. ASCH Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    did you work out at all after the babies were born? cause i really need ideas as of what is really good for the body after carrying twins. and i want to look as good as you, of course! :D hehe

  12. Fraternal Twin Mommy Says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I did work out after the babies were born (still do!) :) . Lots of cardio is good and stomach exercises. Google transverse abdominal exercises and it will give you a bunch!

  13. shannon Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I see no belly issues-just ribs!! Seriously-you don’t look like you ever had a kid-let alone 2!

  14. Sarah Says:
    August 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Woah! Nice tummy!!!! So darn flat! I’ve just had ONE. I’m super envious!

  15. Sierra Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    well hello there, you look amazing and i have no freaking idea what you were talking about when you told me wait until i seen this update about your belly button it looks perfect to me!!! geez i hope i look at good as you when my twins are a year!!!

  16. chj Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 1:11 am

    i really don’t see what you’re complaining about.. you look AMAZING!! annnd you had twins? i don’t think you know how lucky you are

  17. Brit Says:
    July 3rd, 2011 at 1:41 am

    You look AMAZING! I can only hope to look like that again one day. Thanks for the encouragement!

  18. Grace Says:
    February 1st, 2014 at 7:44 am

    You look amazing! You really dont have anything to complain about. I can only WISH I looked half that good.

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