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Mommy of 4 Boys (Carollee)

May 17, 2012

Hi, My name is Carollee and I’m from Cleveland, OH. I was 19, 5’4′ and weighed about 130lbs when I got pregnant with my oldest son, Anthony. I gained the least amount of weight with him (about 50lbs) and delivered a happy healthy boy in Jan 2001. I had a typical what you read about delivery. 12 hour labor, Epidural at 4cm, but I only pushed once! He weighed 7lbs 2 oz and was 21 inches long. Complete Perfection!

A year later I was down to 115lbs. After suffering through a Miscarriage in Jan 2002, I got pregnant with my 2nd son in March. I carried differently, but I got huge and delivered him in Dec 2002 at 41 weeks weighing in at 190lbs. He was my biggest baby. He weighed 8lbs. My labor was a total of 3 hours from the first time I had a contraction until he was here. I did not have time for an Epidural but they did give me nerve block to help with the pain, which it did not! That was the hardest labor for me and I almost didn’t want more kids after him because of it. The nurses came sneaking into my room the next morning. I guess I turned into a devil women and was very nasty to everyone in my room. They were happy to see I was really a nice person, lol!

During the next year I had some problems with my girlie parts. I was diagnosed with a condition called Adenomyosis. It’s similar to Endometriosis, but slightly different. I was told if I planned on more kids I needed to do it now because I would most likely need a full Hysterectomy within the next few years. We decided to go ahead and have one more. I had lost a ton of weight after I had my 2nd son and when I finally got pregnant with my 3rd son in Nov/2005 I only weighed 103lbs. When I delivered him in July I was topping the scales at almost 200lbs. I was all belly!!! I am surprised I did not topple over I was so big!! I had another very fast delivery with him. It was 4 hours from my first contraction and I didn’t have to push at all. I was able to get an epidural so my labor with him was painless and I was not the evil devil women I was before!! He was a healthy 8lb 2 oz bundle of joy.

I only stayed non pregnant for 9 months. A family vacation to Niagara Falls sent us home with an extra surprise. I was 125lbs when I got pregnant with my last little guy. I gained a ton of weight again and delivered him on January 9th weighing in at 199lbs. I had to be induced because I was 41 weeks and because of how fast my deliveries went. When they induced me they gave me an epidural right after. They had checked me after the epidural and I was 3 cm. The nurse walked around my bed to put my info in my chart and I told her I could feel him crowning. She said it was impossible. My water broke and she reached over and his head was right there! I was still in a Triage room. there was no heating bed, Doctor, anything. She called the nurses station while holding his head inside me with 2 fingers. My Dr was just getting there. She ran around the bed just in time to see Killian plop onto the bed! I had not been in the hospital for 2 hours total and he was here. He weighed 7lbs 8oz and was another perfect little boy.

My body has been on a roller coaster of weights. My stomach has been stretched out, my chest has been everywhere from a “C” cup pre-pregnancy to a “DD” after birth to settle down to completely deflated “A” cups. I always had a problem nursing because my chest would literally just deflate and I would have very little milk production. I have stretch marks, but they are proof that I carried these 4 boys inside me. They remind me of the little kicks, back flips, and jabs to the ribs.

Pictures:
1~ Me Pre Kids
2~ 7 Months prego with my oldest
3~My Oldest, Anthony
4~ 5 months prego with my 2nd
5~ My 2nd Boy, Garrett
6~ After my 2nd
7~ 39 weeks prego with my 3rd
8~ My 3rd baby boy, Dalton
9~ 38 weeks prego with my 4th
10~ My baby boy, Killian
11~ My Boys, Worth every every Stretch mark :)
12~ Me Today 4-24-2012

~Age: 31
~Number of pregnancies and births: 5 Pregnancies; 4 Births
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: My boys are 11, 9, 5 & 4

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11 Responses to “Mommy of 4 Boys (Carollee)”

  1. DLH Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    You’re stunning! Congratulations on both your wonderful-looking family AND your beauty! :)

  2. Anna Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    AMAZING!! You look incredible. I am pregnant with my second and scared silly my body wont go back to the way it was, you give me lots of hope! Do you exercise?

  3. Bekah Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    That’s a lot to handle and it seems that your body did a great job of handling it. Way to go!!

  4. Corinne Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    You look great!

  5. Tiffany Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I think you look great!!!!

  6. Maria Perez Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Wow! After 4 precious boys you look really good! Your deliveries were so quick. Lucky you :) as for me I literally was in labor for 2 days and i seriously started pushing from 3pm up to 8:58pm which was when my daughter came out like a noodle bam! She came out all at once after 6hrs of extremely tiring pushing. Luckily I didn’t rip. But I am full of stretch marks and i have way more fat than you. And I’m only 23 yrs old. But girl your tummy is sexy compared to my deflated belly.

  7. Mya Maternity Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Wow, you look amazing after four kids!!!! I have two boys and thought they were crazy just the two of them. Hats off to you for having four boys! They are wild.

  8. Carollee Sweeney Says:
    June 26th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you all so much!!!

  9. Geek Says:
    June 27th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    The most beautiful mom in the world, the most amazing woman in the world.

  10. imi kellard Says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Well done I’m 22 I have three beautifull boys and I’m 14 weeks pregnant with my fourth not sure of the sex yet wasn’t sure I’d eva heard of anyone with 4 boys I really wanted a girl but I really don’t mind if its another boy they are so loyal to mummy lol nice to hear my body may not get completely ruined with my 4th lol xx

  11. Robbyn Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Greatful to you as I am also the mother of four. I weighed 100 pounds before my first, gained 65 pounds and he weighed 9. When he was three he asked me why my belly button gave up. You look alot like me. Even though I can wear my jeans from highschool I have to tuck in the skin in the front so it doesn’t roll over. When I was pregnate with my last child I caught him having an affair when I was eight months along. I got to see hundreds of bikini pictures sent from a childless woman… picture perfect. I am happly divorced 7 years later but the image that shows up in the mirror looks like a sharpei to me. Thank you for sharing your photos, I makes me feel normal.

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