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Megan in CA

August 10, 2006

I got pregnant with twins on my honeymoon. I never had to go on bed rest and I worked up until the day before I had them. I had high blood pressure all through the pregnancy but dangerously so towards the end, so I had a c-section at 36 weeks. If I had had normal blood pressure I’m sure I could have carried them to term, although I don’t know if I would have wanted to: My son was born 8 lbs 10 oz and my daughter at 6 lbs 9 oz.

Before I had the kids I felt okay about the way my body looked; I could have stood to lose 5 or so pounds but I was relatively fit at about 145/5’8″. At my heaviest, I was probably around 240, I forget now, but being pregnant and weighing a lot didn’t bother me. I think it was the first time in a long, long time that I didn’t feel guilty about eating.

Motherhood was a HUGE change for me and I ate a lot of consolation icecream those first months with the kids. I packed back on a lot of weight, which I never really got rid of. Now, three years later, I’m still a size larger than I used to be, flabbier and with a bigger bra size. If I could change anything about my appearance it would be my breasts. I loved my pre-pregnancy 36 B breasts. Now I’m a sagging 38-C, down from a 38DD a year ago. I always said I would never get plastic surgery, but that was before kids. I’m seriously thinking of a breast reduction (no implants) but I don’t know if that will ever happen. My minimal stretch marks on my hips and thighs don’t bother me, the stomach could be firmer, yes. I’m getting back in shape after all this time, with jogging and a healthy diet and I hope to be where I’d like to in another couple months.

My children were born healthy, and after 2-days in the NICU and a too-long, five-day stay for all of us in the hospital, we went home and had a LOT of help for the first two months. It’s hard work being a mom, but I don’t think there’s anything better.

Megan in CA

I was either like one day pregnant in this photo or about to become pregnant. I had my honeymoon two months before the wedding.
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Two months pregnant at our wedding. I had four pounds of foundation underware on. We were waiting to tell people until the 3 month mark.

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Here I am at about 36 weeks. It made me tired to stand up. I took a lot of naps.
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Three years later.
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14 Responses to “Megan in CA”

  1. Senor Cheeseburger Says:
    August 10th, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    :)

  2. Jules Says:
    August 11th, 2006 at 2:52 am

    You look amazing. :)

  3. laura Says:
    August 11th, 2006 at 7:35 am

    you look amazing!

  4. Anonymous Says:
    August 11th, 2006 at 8:54 am

    you look fabulous!

  5. Anonymous Says:
    August 11th, 2006 at 10:56 am

    you look beautiful!

  6. Anonymous Says:
    August 11th, 2006 at 11:57 am

    honestly you dont look like you have birthed twins at all, dont be so hard on yourself.

  7. Mandy, Ethne & Eliott Says:
    August 11th, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    holy smokes! your twins were born as big or bigger than both of my singletons (at 37 weeks)! i’m so amazed at how big they were.you look FANTASTIC after gaining so much weight and carrying twins!!

  8. Anonymous Says:
    August 12th, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    my stomach looks amazingly like yours after a singleton, twins and almost 9 years since! I am completely jealous that you are so motivated and active and hope to tone it up soon. I have 8 years on you and still waiting for the fit of motivation my dear!! Good on you and congratulations on your twins. Twins rock!

  9. Anonymous Says:
    August 13th, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    You look great!!

  10. Megan Says:
    August 13th, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you for the lovely comments…

  11. Drea Says:
    August 14th, 2006 at 9:25 am

    WOW! carrying twins looks hard… Props to you.You dont look like you had twins at all though.

  12. Montreal Mama Says:
    August 16th, 2006 at 9:12 am

    Wow! What an incredible belly… both preg and pp!!!

  13. Anonymous Says:
    August 16th, 2006 at 11:11 am

    You look really great, but I am even more in awe of that 36 week belly….it looks like it should be worshipped and prayed to! No wonder standing up made you tired – just LOOKING at it makes me tired! :)

  14. Min Says:
    September 2nd, 2006 at 9:00 pm

    Wow….I thought I was reading something I wrote at first! You know…I was 35 weeks…and I had a blood pressure spike or I would have gone longer too! I had boy/girl twins as well. Aidan was 6 lbs 7 1/4 oz and Amelia was 4 lbs (about the same size difference as yours only a week earlier!) Only thing is, mine needed no NICU time, Amelia only needed a heat lamp for the first 24 hours. We went home as soon as I was well enough. They are five months now and still breast feeding. I found out I was pregnant right after our honey moon. We should chat sometime…my email is nocuously@yahoo.com.Oh…and you look great! I hope I look that good in three years! I love my c-section scar though. That is where my babies came from, so it’s special to me. But I could do without the twin-skin. ^_^Thanks for sharing. Bye.

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