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7 Mo. PP Twin Mommy (Anonymous)

November 13, 2009

21 years old

I found out I was pregnant with twins at 9 weeks. I found this website while I was still pregnant, and the stories helped me so much. I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to submit some pictures! I am currently 7 months post partum, and my body has underwent some MAJOR changes. I started out weighing about 130lb’s at 5’5…now I am closer to 165! I’ve been watching what I eat and trying to stay active,but the extra weight is just not coming off as fast as i’d like. The first couple of months post partum were bad (as far as being self-conscience). My babies are truely the lights of my life…one boy and one girl… I love them with all of my heart! My body, on the other hand, isn’t my favorite thing right now, but they are more than worth it. I would go through the whole thing 1,000 times over for them. I remember crying when I got my first streatch mark at about 7 months, and they got worse from there. I have to say I’m proud of my body for going full term with them. They weighed right at 6 pounds each. I have thought about getting a tummy tuck, but only after I get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I think that flap of skin hanging down is permanet. Here are some pics of how my tummy looks right now, and one of my beautiful babies at 6 months!

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11 Responses to “7 Mo. PP Twin Mommy (Anonymous)”

  1. Stacy Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    This is exactly how my stomach is. It does firm up a little, and the stretch marks will fade, but yes, the flap is there. But I think you look wonderful. My kids love my squooshy belly, my husband think sit is sexy as ever, and I have found amazing ways to look sexy dressed ;). Anyway, GL, and congrats on the babies.

  2. Audrey Says:
    November 15th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Ahhh, they’re cute. I love twins.

  3. TrueMother Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Well…I think that you look like all the women on this site. You are a mommy..and thats why we are here..to show each other that none of us are alone..and the “perfectly snapped back into shape mom’s” that we see really are rare ..and the majority of moms…look like moms.
    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…having babies is natures way of telling us…”okay..your body is not the most important thing..you are a mom, that comes first..” I think most of us tend to be superficial about looks..and we have a hard time letting go of that after we have children and thats why our bodies bother us so much. We want to look like we did before babies, but in all reality there is so much more to life than wishing we could undo the mess our bodies turned into.
    Now..if only I could take my own advice..
    I think you look wonderful for having twins..and your children are gorgeous!!

  4. Sarah Says:
    November 17th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Your babies are still babies. I think you’ll be surprised how much things will tighten up in the next year or so. :) Besides, look how skinny you are! You look fantastic!

  5. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    November 17th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I was reading your mind! lol

  6. Rachel Says:
    November 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I had to comment – I am also a twin mom but mine are 2 1/2 both boys. Your stomach looks almost exactly like mine so don’t fret! Unfortunately the twin skin is something most normal mothers of twins have. I have just recently started to fully try to work on my body and it will take a while. My stomach still goes out like when I was preggo! They say it takes 3 years to fully come back from children (hip bones included) so don’t be hard on yourself. I know I didn’t even start thinking of exercising until they were about 1 year old. And I have tons of stretch marks too. I just consider them battle wounds, and every time I get a kiss from my boys it makes it worth it. You will probably be able to shrink it down but unfortunately there most likely will still be some stretched skin. Aaah the beautiful life of multiples!

  7. chj Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    your babies are beautiful

  8. Ariel Says:
    January 18th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    You are so pretty! I have bg twins also who are 10 months old. I understand not liking the leftover twin belly. I hate that I can literally pick up my belly…but I’m working on it. :)

    They are gorgeous!!

  9. Erika Says:
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I feel like I could be looking at photos of myself almost 5 years ago!! I looked just like you. My twin girls are going to be 5 in June. I still have a little belly “flap” and the stretch marks are still visible (though much faded and smaller). I’ve learned to love it/hate it…just like us women do no matter what our bodies look like! Best of luck to you!! :)

  10. Jenny Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    oh wow, you’re the closest person with pics that I’ve found that looks like mine. I, too, had twins 12 months ago. The differences are that one of mine only lived 16 days – and that my overhang/flap HURTS!!!! Any suggestions?

  11. Melissa Says:
    June 18th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    OMG..i would actually believe that was me stood there my stretch marks are more purple though..my twin girls are 6month old next week..i found out at 6 weeks i was carrying twins, so pleased i’m not the only one :)

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