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22 year old mother of 4 under the age of 2! (Tabitha)

May 22, 2009

I got pregnant with spontaneous triplets when i was 20. I had them two months early on july 1st 2007. At 21 i got pregnant again with my last baby and it was only one! He is now two months old and growing wonderfully! He had to be 3 weeks early because of my previous c-section. They had to cut a J incision to get my oldest triplets head out so i had a higher risk of rupturing my uterus if i had gone into labor with my newest child. When my husband and i got pregnant with Brennan i hadnt lost the weight or the skin from the triplets. Ive never been happy with my body until i got pregnant. I wish sometimes i could always look and feel that way i loved my body with a big baby bump even though i was so huge. now that we had our 4th child i had to get my tubes tied. We are in the military and I dont know if i could handle being pregnant again and tring to take care of 4 babies at the same time. With the last pregnancy i was alone my husband and just been deployed to iraq. Luckily he was able to come home before Brennans c-section. I am definately in love with my children and i cant imagine being without them. they make everyday different for me and super exciting. I had a lot of people tell me “god bless you” or “im sorry” when they see me out with my kids. I guess they have no idea how much fun it is to have multiples. Yes there are hard times the good always out weighs the bad. With my body i wish i could be like some of the younger girls who have one baby and go right back to the way they were before they had a baby, but of course having had 4 babies in 2 years the chances of that werent there. I look at myself and shrug but i know that i made wonderful babies and would never take it back. My husband loves every part of me and sometimes i wonder why but i know its because he appreciates what i did to have our children. I wish i could look like a normal 22 year old but then again what “normal” 22 year old has put their body through this? It makes me smile also sometimes when i see the tattoo on my belly and how messed up it is becuase then i remember how wonderful i felt while i was pregnant and how much im going to miss going through it again. But now i get to enjoy my babies and watch them grow and i can finally run around with them and not be out of breath. I could have never pictured my life like this but i guess thats the way god works everything is a surprise and he gave me the best surprise ever! The picture of my belly is 2 months PP from my last son. The names of my children are Riley Chloe and Aiden and our youngest is Brennan!

age: 22
2 pregnancies 2 months PP

Triplets age 2
Brennan 2 months
triplet pregnancy, second pregnancy, four children

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14 Responses to “22 year old mother of 4 under the age of 2! (Tabitha)”

  1. Sarah Wilmoth Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Congrats on your beautiful babies! You should be proud. Look what your body brought into this world!
    (And your hubby looks like Randy Orton lol Also nice pick.) haha.

  2. shannon Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I am also 22 and I have had 2 boys…both cesarean. You look great, not only for having 4 children, but just in general considering you are only 2 months pp. I am 6 weeks pp with my second right now. It is the greatest feeling in the world to have and love your children! Congrats…it is nice to have them young…we can keep up with them! Brennan looks like my youngest son!

  3. Lauren Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    You are one amazing momma!

  4. tamara Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    well first off congrats on all your beautiful kiddies!!! i wish one day to have 4 of my own also…even though i know the toll on my body will be very drastic lol. Im a 20 year old mommy of one son and i in no way shape of form bounced back…sometimes i feel as if i had like 5 kids already lol…it took me over a year to get my stomach back in shape but even with all that i have stretch marks covering me head to toe..so skinny and in shape of not…i cant EVER show it off…in the summer i cant wear anything past my calves and of course longer shirts lol…its not fun it is depressing but us mothers make miracles with our bodies…and whatever the outcome of it is…we have our children to look at and smile everyday…your story is very inspiring…your almaost the same age as me and seem very positive..i absolutely love it. Just makes that much more happier about myself…good luck to you in all that you do!! if you wanna check out my story its under Update 14 months PP (Tamara) take care!!!

  5. Tanya Costa Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    You look fantastic. There will be many days that you feel like running away but there will also be days when you feel so blessed when you lok around and see those 4 beautiful faces…I am 25 and also have 4 kids. My youngest will be turning 4 in December. So I was 21 when I had my 4th. I had my youngest when my oldest was 5. It definitely was challenging when they were babies but as they are getting older it is now such a joy and I am truly enjoying being a mother. You have a beautiful family and you’re body looks really great!

  6. Shi Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    WOW, you look really fantastic, you would never guess you had triplets in there at one point! I had my first at 20 as well, and now at 25 I have 3 boys (ages 4.5, 2 and 6 months)and absolutely LOVE my life as a Mom. We had always planned on four and we are still unsure if we should go for one more or not. In all honesty I can’t imagine ever having a “last” baby because I love pregnancy, birth and babies so so much!!

  7. Mama Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Oh my gosh! Triplets! What a surprise and a blessing! Your body is amazing! Not just talking about the way you look, but wow. You gave birth to triplets! And then a singleton soon afterward! You are my hero! You look great and your children are beautiful! Blessed family!

  8. ruthy Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    you are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Leigh Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Nice – love the tattoo also. Renoir would have loved you as a subject, too!

  10. Nancy Says:
    May 31st, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    You should be so proud of you !!! To carry one child is hard enough, I applaud you for having triplets and looking so happy and amazing!

  11. Tabitha Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 6:17 am

    I got a little nervous when I first saw the title of your entry — until I saw the 4 under the age of 2 *my name is Tabitha and I had 2 under 2 at the age of 22*. You are goregous — your kids are goregous, what more could you ask for? I love your outlook and am hoping mine will get there soon. Boy — I’d love to be a fly on the wall at your house, though! Major congrats to you…

  12. Pamela Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Hi,

    We are alot alike when it comes to our family. I had triplets on June 23, 2008 at 28.5 weeks then 50 weeks later I had a singleton on June 10, 2009. Weird how that works out huh. My husband is also deployed to Iraq and he left April 09.

  13. Rosie Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    You look great! I was 25 with three babies under the age of 3. I wouldn’t trade it for the world! you’re right when people see me out they also tell me they’re sorry for me, but i absolutely love it. it sucks sometimes when my husband goes out with his friends or my sisters are going out. I’m at home with my kids, but I love my life. its getting to be real fun now that they’re a little older. they are all in preschool now, so its starting to get exciting!

    good luck with your babies!

  14. liene Says:
    August 24th, 2013 at 1:17 am

    HI,
    i love to read all topics about triplets because i am also expecting triplets soon and i wanted to know all about having multiple babies…sounds amazing and at the same time i am little scared because i do not know how it will be to handle three at the same time…

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