The Shape of a Mother The Shape of a Mother The Shape of a Mother The Shape of a Mother The Shape of a Mother

« | Home | »

PurpleHeather

July 16, 2006

would love to share my flabby, saggy, wrinkly belly with the world. :) I recently gave birth to twins and my belly will never be the same.

Here’s a brief background story:
My oldest child is 3 1/2 now and was born vaginally in the hospital. Gained 50 lbs in pregnancy and lost it all immediately after birth.
My second child was born via c-section after risking out of our planned homebirth. He weighed just over 11 lbs at birth. Gained 50 lbs and lost 40 of it within days of birth and then 15 more within 3-4 months.
My third pregnancy was shocking… we were expecting twins! I gained 80 lbs and the girls were 7 lbs, 6 oz each. I lost 65 lbs in less than a week after birth. 2 months later I still have 15 to go…. I never got any stretch marks with the first 2 children but the twin pregnancy really made me look wrinkly and deflated. I have a huge flap of extra skin that hangs over my c-section scar.

My twins’ birth story is here:
Twin HBAC
if anyone is interested.

3 months after c-section w/ Baby #2
photo

1 year after c-section (Baby #2)
photo

39 weeks pregnant with twins
photo

photo

2 months after birth of twins (HBAC!)
photo
photo

photo

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

13 Responses to “PurpleHeather”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    July 16th, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    What an amazing birth, what an amazing body to carry those twins! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous Says:
    July 16th, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    you are beautiful!

  3. katie Says:
    July 16th, 2006 at 9:48 pm

    Great photos and congrats on the twins! I love the side shot at 39 weeks, you are defying gravity!

  4. Renee Says:
    July 17th, 2006 at 8:08 am

    OMG! You look fabulous!

  5. Special Red Says:
    July 17th, 2006 at 10:42 am

    I agree with Katie on that side-shot! That is GORGEOUS! And that handsome little man in the pool!My oh my I just can’t gush enough about how great you look! Congrats on those twins, by the way!

  6. Anonymous Says:
    July 17th, 2006 at 11:46 am

    I don’t usually comment, but I have to tell you that you look really good! I can’t believe that there were twins in that belly. You’re still totally da bomb girl! Thks for sharing.

  7. One Hot Mama Says:
    July 17th, 2006 at 2:15 pm

    Heather is beautiful and so are her twins. This lovely and brave momma is such an inspiration to me and to so many others as well. Love ya Heather!

  8. Jesica Dolin, CPM, LDM Says:
    July 17th, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    I am a licensed midwife who is co-authoring a book of birth stories. I would very much like to include your twin birth story, and possibly your second birth as well. If you send me your email, I will send you a letter fully explaining the project. Hope to hear from you!

  9. erika Says:
    July 18th, 2006 at 4:40 am

    You are beautiful! Your HBAC story is amazing, too. Congratulations on 4 lovely children.

  10. Anonymous Says:
    July 18th, 2006 at 10:09 am

    Wow U look AWEsome! i would Pay to Look like that after having 4 kids! u look great! I read Ur HBAC story and that was amazing…

  11. Anonymous Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 1:57 pm

    Love you Heather!!!!!-Jilly

  12. Anonymous Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    read your HBAC story and you have given me inspiration for my attemptat a VBAC….to put Trust and Faithin God. THANK YOU!

  13. Anonymous Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    Heather, You have become one of my best friends, even though we’ve not yet met.I have learned so much from you.I admire you as a person and as a Mother.I really am thankfully to have you to a call friend. BTW you look great!Brandi~

Comments


Support This Site