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3 pregnancies, 2 children, and pregnant with what we think are multiples! (Leigh)

Hi ladies! I am a (25 year old) mother of 2 right now, and pregnant for the 4Th time! We were pregnant with natural fraternal twins in 2004, but sadly lost them due to complications @ week 12. Now we are pretty sure we’re expecting twins again, if not more. We are both terrified and excited at the same time, it’s crazy!

I got a positive EPT on 3/19 then took 3 more because I thought they were lying to me. I had NO symptoms at all, which is odd for me. With my other 3 pregnancies I threw up if I even HEARD the word eggs & heaven help anyone within 5 feet of me if I smelled any kind of meat cooking.

I ended up in the ER 2 days later with spotting & cramps. They checked for a heartbeat, and found none. Since my periods are random I got an U/S to find out a due date & to check on baby. I hear this “Oh dear. I see 2 sacks but 1 may be a blood-pocket, so don’t worry if you have more bleeding.” I got no other information, and was terrified.

Well I got home and ended up searching the net for 7+ hours for blood pocket info. Then started freaking out about it, and then started relaxing when I saw that many women have had them and not lost their babies. Still I was/am scared and my OB couldn’t get me in until 4/26! I just want to know how many little humans I’m growing and if they’re OK.

I am 10 weeks along now and have gained 20lbs already! My 1st preg. I gained 13lbs, and got SM’s on my butt and breasts. #2 I gained maybe 15lbs and preg. ended at 12 weeks. #3 I gained 40lbs, became a Gestational Diabetic, expanded the SM’s on my butt (I couldn’t stop itching it) plus new ones on my thighs.

I think I am going to gain a lot more, and will probably get more SM’s, maybe even on my tummy this time. Being just 25, and having body image issue anyhow, I worry about it. Especially if it IS twins! I am scared to see the aftermath. What if hubby doesn’t want to touch me after? I already worry about that now, and have few stretch marks. :(

I want to share my some pictures with you all, and I plan to take a new picture every week to build a collage. Finding this site has helped me see that 1) I am NOT alone in my feelings & fears; 2) Bodies after birth are BEAUTIFUL, they really really are; and 3) Our bodies really don’t look as bad as we think they do!

Pic #1 – 8 1/2 months pregnant with my daughter
Pic #2 – 8 weeks along with my son.
Pic #3 – 16 weeks along with my son.
Pic #4 – 9 weeks current preg.
Pic #5 – 10 weeks with current preg.

I dunno, I am pretty sure its twins if not more, but that is just my opinion! Well thank you for reading this, and looking at my pictures. Hopefully I will keep taking pictures up until the end, and hopefully post partum as well to share!

in Belly, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Twins

11 comments… add one

  • Lauren Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 8:58 am

    You do look like you might have more than one little babe in there! Did the doc say you were measuring normal or bigger? Congrats on the pregnancy! :)

  • MIranda Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 9:50 am

    Wow I think i am agreeing with you on the multiple front! You look small other than your tummy ..I think I would guess there is more than one baby in there! Congrats :)
    Your brave! I am 25 with a 5 & 3 year old and can’t imagine being preggo with twins! Best of luck!

  • Tabitha Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7:21 pm

    yeah having triplets myself that definately looks like a mutiple belly!!! how exciting!!! thats about how i looked at 10 weeks with my babies! good luck if it is they are so much fun!!

  • cmom Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 8:00 pm

    You would not be as big in pic #5 even if you were carrying quads. Don’t rate your personal worth on whether your husband would still want you after you bore his children! This is the main theme that runs throughout these posts and I find it to be very troublesome. You rate your value and worth on what you think of you, not on whether he wants to touch you!

  • Shi Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 12:40 am

    Wow, I would definitely say that for 10 weeks, that belly looks like a multiple belly!! You are all belly, and look great, congrats on the baby(ies!!) and sorry for you loss, I can’t imagine how hard it would be to loose any child at any stage.

  • susy Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 1:51 pm

    wow! definately keep us posted. I bet it is twins.

  • Mama Saturday, May 23, 2009, 11:14 pm

    You haven’t had an ultrasound yet? Please keep us updated. You do look lovely! :D

  • immi Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 8:16 am

    Wow, certainly looks like youve got more than one in there!!! :D congratulations to you!! I am sorry for your previous loss, it must be so hard to deal with. I hope everything goes smoothly this time around! you look wonderful xxx

  • susy Monday, August 24, 2009, 10:31 pm

    So was it one or two?!

  • Amanda Sunday, November 1, 2009, 8:39 pm

    I understand your concern about how your husband will feel about you post-baby. I had no after effects with my first pregnancy, and had twins with my second, which gave me stretchmarks and loose skin. I was normal looking everywhere, except with a massive belly. :) Anyway, my husband is alot LESS critical of my body than I am. I think that is the case with most deceint guys. So just try to remember that you’re usually your own worst critic, and that your husband will think you;re beautiful!

  • chj Monday, December 21, 2009, 1:22 am

    wow..yes girl, multiples! lol

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