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Triplet Belly

February 8, 2007

This is a timeline of my belly from 7 weeks through 36 weeks, 3 months post partum, and my babies at 6 weeks old. I gave birth, at home, to my three beautiful babies at 37 weeks. Though this pregnancy changed by body forever, I loved every minute of it. Being a mom of triplets (and my great 2 1/2 year old) is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

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102 Responses to “Triplet Belly”

  1. Nadia Says:
    February 8th, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Can we see the pictures on a bigger scale?

  2. mardi Says:
    February 8th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    Yes bigger scale please Bonnie
    x

  3. l Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 12:15 am

    How awesome, I am so giddy to hear of you homebirthing those babies!! You are beautiful~
    Hbac mama

  4. Corrie Ortner Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 12:52 am

    I’d love to see a bigger pic of this! But WOW! Good for you for letting them go as long as they wanted to cook and having a successful home birth :)

  5. Autumn Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 12:56 am

    wow, that is really amazing.

    your babies are beautiful!

  6. melissa Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 6:57 am

    beautiful! Congrats on birthing THREE babies at home…what an accomplishment! the pictures are small (I third the motion to show them larger scale) your body looks just amazing and perfect. And those 3 gems….beautiful.

  7. bonnie Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 8:14 am

    This is the largest copy of the picture that I have! I will see if I can contact the mom for a larger copy.

  8. Y'en a marre Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    I would like much to see these photographs in larger format.

    Is this possible?

  9. Tasha Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    yeah please have her send you some big ones! :) wow home birth for 3, very awesome!

  10. bonnie Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    OK, updated now, and added another one :)

  11. i-dra Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    GORGEOUS!!!! you are an amazing home birth mama… thank you so much for these!

  12. Leigh Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Absolutely amazing. You are a birth goddess to the nth degree. What sweet, precious babes. I (heart) homebirth!
    XOXO,

  13. Katie Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    I am amazed that you had three babies at a home birth! As a doula in training I would love to hear the birth story! Amazing, and obviously so worth it!

  14. Autumn Says:
    February 9th, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    wow, that is even more amazing on a larger scale.

    your body looks FANTASTIC in the 3 month post partum photos.

  15. kathy Says:
    February 10th, 2007 at 3:40 am

    Wow! How amazing! thanks for sharing the ‘story’ of your body. I am slowly working up the courage to do it too. You look wonderful!

  16. Abby Says:
    February 10th, 2007 at 7:47 am

    WOW! Absolutely amazing and beautiful.
    As I was looking at the pictures, I tried to gauge the point at which you would have to start telling people “No, I’m not going to pop!” hehe

  17. Amanda Says:
    February 10th, 2007 at 10:40 am

    Omg, those pictures are beautiful..yes,even the post-partum ones =D. I recently became a mother and was sooo upset about how my body looks, this website made me realize i’m just like every other mom, we are all beautiful. And your triplets, oh my gosh, soooo cute. Congrats!

  18. MMM Says:
    February 10th, 2007 at 11:21 am

    I love the big pic. Amazing. Thanks for the other ones. They are awesome. Beautiful babies!

  19. Kathryn Says:
    February 10th, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you! I have a quick minute so I wanted to share a short summary of the birth.
    I had a painless labor up until transition, even then it hardly hurt at all. Pushing was a bit difficult because I was just so stretched that I couldn’t isolate the muscles that well to tell wtf I was doing. Lol. I eventually felt the right thing and was able to continue doing that. Coy was born at 1:26 pm weighing 4 lbs 13 oz.
    My body gave me a break and I went and napped with Coy and my older daughter, Dakota. I wasn’t getting any contractions and I was getting restless as the time went by. We tried some homeopathics and my labor started back up around 10:30 pm. I had the urge to push and pushed and pushed and pushed and nothing felt like it was happening. We figured out that Max was presenting footling breech with one leg all funky. We were able to move his leg straight and then he started to move down fine. I pushed until his torso was out up to his nipples and then he stopped coming. His cord was too short for him to be born totally. We had to cut the cord and then very quickly get him born. He was in a bit of shock when he was born, but some rubbing, breastmilk, and oxygen helped him pink up after a while. He was born at 11:16 pm weighing 5 lbs 3 oz. Lily came very quickly afterwards, she was born at 11:32 pm weighing 5 lbs 4 oz. She came so fast that her own daddy missed her birth! I started getting very faint within a couple minutes of her birth and wasn’t really able to hear anyone really well. The midwives gave me a shot of pitocin in my leg and another maybe a minute later. They were telling me to stay awake (all garbled in my head), and I just kept thinking that I just needed to take a nap now. Next thing I remember, I’m laying on the ground with a midwife behind me, one in front of me, one next to me, one talking to one of the paramedics, a paramedic taking my blood pressure, an IV in my arm and another being put in the other one, and a team of firefighters in the living room ogling the babies. I was anemic before the birth and I just lost a bit too much blood for my body to handle all at once. I refused to transfer and I loaded up on placenta and chlorophyll for the next 6 weeks and I felt fine.
    All the babies were born in the water and I loved the whole experience. The pph, not so much, but that’s ok. :D

  20. Zahra Says:
    February 10th, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Wow. Amazing that your belly had shrunk back to it’s former size. I couldn’t believe how big a triplet belly can be and that you were so confident in having a homebirth! Good for you. I’m glad it worked out for you and that you loved your pregnancy. So many people complain about the smallest thing and reading your post (which was tooo small – please say more esp. would love to know your birth story or a link to your blog if you have one. No where in your post did you say anything negative about your body and I’m so happy for you. There is so much to focus on esp your little darlings than scrutinizing every thing about our bodies that wer’re not happy with.

  21. Nadia Says:
    February 10th, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Absolutely amazing. Triplets are a miracle. I didn’t even know human skin could stretch out that much.

  22. Cerella Says:
    February 10th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Now THAT is amazing!!!!!

  23. bonnie Says:
    February 11th, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Kathryn, thank you so much for posting the story. I’d missed it back when it happened and I love it! (My babies were both born at home, too, although not at the same time LOL)

  24. Babs Says:
    February 11th, 2007 at 11:44 am

    You are a goddess, in every sense of the word. :)

  25. Y'en a marre Says:
    February 11th, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you very much! It is really impressive! I believe that me, in the long term (40 weeks, one baby) I was like it to 25 or 26 weeks maximum… It is completely unreal… The human body it is made extremely!!

  26. Y'en a marre Says:
    February 11th, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Ooooohh!!!

    I have just read that they were born at the house!! Wow!!! It is very very rare I imagine! In any case, here, in Quebec (Canada) that is!!! Which are their first names? They are splendid!!

  27. Kathryn Says:
    February 12th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    my blog link is http://sualkin.livejournal.com
    The babies are Coy, Max, and Lily.
    I’m in the process of writing a total birth story, but I probably won’t have it exactly how I want for a while yet. I’ll probably post it on my blog when it’s done.

  28. Casey Says:
    February 12th, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    What do you mean by “loaded up on placenta”?

  29. bonnie Says:
    February 12th, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Placenta has tons of good hormones and nutrients and so I believe she means she ate it to help her body cope with the blood loss. In some cases placenta can stop hemohrrage. Here’s a link for more info.

  30. Neida Says:
    February 13th, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Hi! your babies are beautiful, im pretty sure that everything was worthed just for the reward of having them in your life.

    I just had my first child a baby girl, and even when i know that my life couldn’t be better i feel bad for having my breast dropped and my belly full of stretch marks.
    i think that giving birth to a child is marvelous and noble so i just dont get why instead of being rewarded by nature, becoming more beutiful or just keeping the body whe had we get droppy breastand flacid bellys, i just dont get it.

    anyway maybe birth is the reason for tummy tuck, but is still not fair because its a surgery its not like just working out and getting it back.
    i don’t wanna be a top model, i just wish to have the shape i had before my baby….

  31. Kathryn Says:
    February 13th, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Yep. I took a few pieces raw and dried and encapsuled the rest to take over the next month. I’ve still got a small mason jar full of dried and ground placenta.

  32. bonnie Says:
    February 13th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Neida, not all cultures feel this post partum body is ugly. It’s all in the eye of the beholder (and what we are conditioned to love growing up) what is ugly. Perhaps Nature believed stretchmarks are beautiful.

  33. Dana Says:
    February 14th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    I would love to hear the birth story on this one!!!

  34. i-dra Says:
    February 14th, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    thank you for sharing your birth story. sorry to hear of the pph, but it sounds like your midwives acted quickly & you came thru it ok, and your sweet babies did, too! more info on the benefits of placenta encapsulation (i had it done, too) can be found here http://www.placentabenefits.info

  35. Jill Says:
    February 19th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these pics and your amazing birth story! You are one incredible mama! :)

  36. Rebekah Says:
    February 26th, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    I didn’t realize that this was you! One of the PP said it all—You *are* a goddess. So lovely!! Congratulations, Kathryn. I didn’t realize that this was you! One of the PP said it all—You *are* a goddess. So lovely!! Congratulations, Kathryn. <3

  37. BirthJunkie Says:
    March 2nd, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Wow! Simply amazing!

    You are truly an amazing and beautiful woman!

  38. Asmaa Says:
    April 19th, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    OH.MY.GOODNESS.
    This is AMAZING!
    You have beautiful triplets too : )

  39. joy Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    thats so great?
    do you have a blog about your pregnancy?

  40. kazz Says:
    November 16th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    oh my god girl! u were huge as!! u did a great job, well done your babies were beautiful! mwa!

  41. san Says:
    January 8th, 2008 at 12:31 am

    wow.. amazing pics and congrats on the babies

  42. subcorpus Says:
    January 8th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    your babies look amazing … and think of the fact that i have never said that in my life …
    maybe my paternal instincts are acting up …

  43. Brenda Says:
    January 8th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Oh my goodness. You are beautiful and so are your babies. The human body is an amazing thing and so are you.

    How lovely, thanks for posting these.

  44. jeni Says:
    January 24th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I too have triplets, and my body has been ‘marked’ by the babies;) I am amazed you birthed your babies at home!!!

  45. beck Says:
    March 2nd, 2008 at 7:59 am

    wow you are truely amazing! Gorgeous baby belly. I’m off to look at your blog now :)

  46. Ange Says:
    March 4th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I really hope I’m not having triplets, because that looks really uncomfortable!!! but i can’t wait to start showing!

  47. Recia Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I am pregnant with triplets right now. I am 15 weeks along. I am alredy getting big. I am really scared!! Plus my whole life I have been known for my abs! I know taht loosing them is a price I may pay to have my babies but I am worried. Can a tummy tuck fix that stuff on the belly? Are there thing syou can do to prevent it from happening? How is it having all three of them at home? Please tell me it is easier than you had worried about hwile you where prego!! LOL

  48. Belle Vukovich Kenoyer Says:
    March 21st, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Hello there!
    My name is Belle and I am currently 9 weeks along with triplets myself. These are our first children and we couldn’t be more elated and more scared! :) I currently live in Doha, Qatar (but am an American) so we don’t have the same access to birthing options they have in the states. My biggest question is what did you do to carry them to term? I’m working with a Dr. here and one in the states and they both have indicated I will need to cut down working and then eventually go on bedrest – is that what you did? Also, while a home birth would not fit my personality, I had always wanted to work with a midwife or doula and they don’t really have that here.

    The Dr’s have sort of said they think I will definitely need a C-section which I am not entirely jazzed about, but I also would hate the prospect of delivering 1 or 2 and then ending up needing a c-section anyway for the 2nd or 3rd. I’d appreciate your thoughts on that if you have time or desire. :)

    Your pictures are wonderful and your children are precious! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    ~Belle Vukovich Kenoyer

  49. heather Says:
    March 27th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    to see a bigger pic just click on the pic and itll load to another page and you can see a bigger one

  50. CC Says:
    April 8th, 2008 at 3:04 am

    I just had my triplets three weeks ago at 36 weeks via c-section, and we all got to leave the hospital together.

    Thank you SO SO SO much for being brave enough to post your after triplet belly pic!!!!! Really, thank you. Mine looks the same way although I am still losing the pounds I had to gain for the babies. You give me hope that I can at least get into my old jeans again.

  51. Barbara Says:
    April 8th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Hi, I’m a mum of 8 month old triplets ( 2 girls, 1 boy). They are absolutely amazing. I gave birth ( c-section) at 36wks + 3 days. No bedrest rest during pregnancy :-) , all 4 of us left the hospital after 4 days. They are a handfull but it is definately a lot LESS work then I expected.
    Your babies look great. You should be proud.

  52. mom to 3 2 girls-1 boy Says:
    April 10th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    soo beautiful! you look amazing! and your babies are so gorgeous! you look great after having triplets and to be able to give birth to them at home!! you go hot mama!! you are one lucky woman!

  53. BEJJ Says:
    December 5th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    You gave birth to triplets at home! I’m so proud of you! congratulations!

  54. Vanessa Garza Says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    When I was pregnant with my first, I remembered reading/viewing your beautiful movie on Mothering.com. I love the accompanying song! You are truly inspirational! I hope all is well with your family. You are simply amazing.

  55. Monica Says:
    December 27th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Wow! very brave to have the babies at home and even more amazing is that your tummy went back basially flat after all that!!! I mean no fat on your tummy. I am not sure about eating my own placenta but hey, I respect your views. I wish my tummy was that flat after my babies. I don’t mind having stretch marks but I wish it was as flat as yours!!!!!!!

  56. CC Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Well I posted at 3 weeks after my tips were born (see above) and now they are almost a year old and I just submitted 36 weeks of my belly pics, post partum, surgery and post surgery pics because of your bravery. Thanks again for sharing with us all.

  57. Alina Says:
    February 4th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Your babies are beautiful and thats is amazing. My dream is to have triplets. For those of you who want to see this picture larger, simply click on the picture and it will redirect you to the next page where this picture will be larger. Stay strong and have fun raising those kids.

  58. sher Says:
    March 20th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    hello there…i have triplets as well…and they r now 2 1/2,…and i also had an almost 3 year old when i had the babies…full time job..but worth it…:D..just wanted to say hi..:)

  59. Ashley Says:
    May 14th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    wow, this site has made me feel better about my stomach. Before I had twins I had a perfect stomach nice abs and a top and bottom belly ring. I started getting stretch marks 6 months into the pregnancy. I got the from 3 inches above my belly button all the way down into my pubic hair. They are bad. I thought i was the only one thats stomach looked any where similar to this.

  60. Jessica Says:
    July 2nd, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    You are a beautiful, AMAZING, mama!! I am so happy to hear that you had a successful empowering Homebirth with your triplets! I just wish everybody knew that it was indeed an option. Good Job Mama they are beautiful!!!

  61. Triplet Mom Says:
    July 26th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Hey I also posted as CC, I have my triplet pregnancy before and after pictures up and you posted a comment on mine. I was wondering if you would tell me the name of your midwife who I assume did your home birth or did a OB do a house call?? I am studying to become a midwife (apprenticing with a homebirth midwife) and the law is one can’t deliver twins, let alone triplets. I often think of your successful home birth and your brave midwife, and wanted to get ahold of you and ask some questions. Who followed you for prenatal care? You can email me personally if you would like at tripletmombgb@yahoo.com. I am so interested and would love to deliver twins and triplets at home when I become certified! :-) Also, are you in the US or Canada?

  62. Chat Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Hi. I’ve just given birth 3 weeks ago to triplets and my belly looks exactly the same, though its still darker (I’m asian)! I can’t shake the thought that my tummy skin will never b the same again. But its refreshing to know that I am not alone. Thanks for being so generous with your pictures and experience. It really helps. I was just wondering, how’s your tummy now after 2 years? I am just curious if it remains the same as the picture 3 months post-birth or has it gotten a little firmer? What did you do. Also, I can’t shake the thought too that if i cared for my skin better by applying lotions and oils more regularly, it would have been a little better. I was too tired during the pregnancy to do much.How about you? Did you do the lotions and oils?
    Lastly I honor you for your attitude. I wish the same attitude inspite of my tummy. I’m so proud of my children and so happy but when I look down my tummy I feel a bit down. Thank you for leading the way to be proud of my triplet tummy. I hope to get there.
    Hope you can email me your answer to chatestela@yahoo.com. Thanks a lot.

  63. Melissa Says:
    October 1st, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Did you know in your mind that you were having triplets before the doctor actually told you? Was this a natural thing, becoming pregnant with triplets? I am pregnant with twins right now and I knew before the doctor told me but, I’m wondering if there is three and one was hiding when we did the ultrasound. I feel like there is more than two but I haven’t had another ultrasound yet at the specialist I’m suppose to go see. Any insight you might have for me would be great. Please email me at melissahallmark@gmail.com I would love to hear from you if you have time

  64. debbie Says:
    November 3rd, 2009 at 10:06 am

    hey i just found out im having triplets and i have 7 children already im a little freaked out some1 email me tell me how to deal with this bs omg if u have triplets or more plz contact me i am going nutso here and im about to be single as well crazysexykool1120@gmail.com

  65. Daisy Says:
    November 19th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Hi I’m 28 weeks pregnant with triplets and I was wondering if you breastfed or pumped out the milk and for how long? Also, I’m very excited to my babies, but right now I’m terrified to the thought that my belly will never look the same. Has your belly gotten firmer or would you recomend a tummy tuck? I would also like to thank you for being so brave and posting your pictures online.

  66. Motivated Mommy Says:
    November 25th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Hi everyone – I had twins 13 months ago and am having a tummy tuck next month. I’m so excited but so nervous.I just started a blog basically as my own personal outlet but also to help other people that are in the same position as I am in. If you are interested in following, this is the website http://www.tummytucktime.blogspot.com
    My surgery is December 29, 2009!!!

  67. Brandie Says:
    November 27th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I think that you look absolutely beautiful!! =)

  68. Amber Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hi my name is Amber and im 28 weeks and 5 days pregnant with triplets and no they werent planned i have a 4 year old and a 2 year old and im kinda of scared of how im going to be able to do this or how im going to be able to afford this im also scared of having a c section but my dr said i have no choice plus they are going to be small because right now they are 2 and a half pounds each and ive only gained 25 pounds but im all belley cus i cant stop throwing up. i just cant wait til its time to have them im tired of throwing up im tired of acis reflux i cant sleep i have ligment pains everyday i already had to go to the hospital last week cus of contractions and i lost my mucus plug. if you have any advice please email at cowgirl162006@yahoo.com. Thank you.

  69. B Says:
    December 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Congratulations, I think it’s great you had a homebirth!

  70. Danielle Arnold Says:
    January 9th, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story!! You and women like you are trailblazers that enlighten and empower women everywhere.

  71. Dana Gale Says:
    January 9th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    What a beautiful belly, pre and post babies! Thank you SO much for sharing your experience.
    Congratulations on your gorgeous kids.

  72. sara masotti Says:
    January 9th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    This is just beautiful!

  73. Helen Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 6:12 am

    What an absolute fantastic story! What an inspirational amazing woman to birth triplets at home – you are totally awesome woman, awesome!

  74. Al_Pal Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Wow, amazing story and photos, congratulations! So impressive and awesome that you got to homebirth. :D

  75. april Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Wow! Katy, I can’t believe it! You are an inspiration, that’s for sure!

  76. Tiffany Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!! Thank you for sharing. :-)

  77. Kylie Says:
    January 13th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    How absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your pics and story. Beautiful babies too :)

  78. Tamara Says:
    February 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I am in awe of your story! Thank you for sharing! You are a beautiful woman!

  79. H Says:
    February 28th, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Amazing. Wonderful photos and what gorgeous babies you got out of it!!!

  80. Carolina Says:
    April 28th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations for your beautiful babies!!! Very brave momma…I am pregnant with triplets GGG 22 weeks and I am 5’2” and was 110 pounds I have gained 20 pounds just like you on my belly I still have a lot to grow.., you are a real pioner for all of us the future triplet mothers.

  81. Karen Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Congratulations. I have just found out I am carrying triplets(natural conception). I thought I was going crazy cause I was all ready showing at 8 weeks. I was thinking I was done my first trimester. Thank you for posting your pics. You help me realize, I am not crazy. lol. Your little ones are soo precious.

    I am excited and scared but seeing so many people online post their stories, I know all will be well.

  82. Adri Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Wow, what a story! What beautiful little miracles:) Im preg with spontaneous triplets @ 13 wks. How were you able to give birth vaginally? Did you have ultrasounds to confirm that all babies were in the correct position, and that there were no serious medical complications preventing a vaginal delivery? Just curious — I really do not want a c-section! My dr is unwilling to even discuss the possibility vaginal bdelivery… So if you have any suggestions, or if you had the same difficulties, I would really appreciate your insight! Thank you

  83. Emily Says:
    September 12th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Hey Kathryn! Your babies are beautiful and kudos to you for making such healthy bubs. Just thought you might be interested to know that there is someone on YouTube who is using your picture collage in a video about “their” triplet pregnancy. http://www.youtube(dot)com/watch?v=TQzV391_RRk This person is claiming that they were 18 years old when they had the babies, whom are supposedly named Aiden, Grace, and Meghan. Not sure why anyone would do this, I guess some people just like the attention.

  84. Kathryn Mathis Says:
    September 12th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Emily, thanks! It amuses me what people will do for attention. This isn’t the first time and won’t be the last, I’m sure. I should’ve included my bed-head in these photos, I guess. LOL!

    Adri,
    We knew baby A was head down, baby B was breech, and baby C was transverse. My care providers were trained in breech deliveries, so I was comfortable delivering breech vaginally. Baby C turned head down as soon as baby B was out, which is what we expected her to do.
    I would personally suggest talking to another Dr (from a completely different practice) to get a 2nd, or even a 3rd opinion. I know many other triplet moms that have had vaginal deliveries with their Peri’s and OB’s.

    I’m so glad my story has helped out so many people!
    I’d be happy to post a follow up belly photo, if interested. My skin doesn’t look any better, no. And creams and oils would not have helped. Skin can only be stretched so far. It’s akin to when very very large people lose a huge amount of weight. Your skin just is not able to pop back down THAT far. I will eventually have a tummy tuck. I wanted to wait until we were finished with children though, which we now are. I just had my fifth baby 2 months ago. :)

  85. Erin Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    We are expecting triplets (due March 1st, 2011) and lately I’ve been wondering just how much more my belly can stretch! Seeing your journey is amazing… congratulations!

  86. michelle Says:
    January 23rd, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I am glad that I stumbled onto this!! I had twins while I was in 10th grade and have felt self-conscious about my body since. My belly looks EXACTLY like the belly in the picture. Suddenly, it’s not so bad. It’s good to know that other women have endured body changes of a permanent nature and are okay with it. I like the idea of my belly just being changed. Before, I always thought of it as “scarred all over.” Thank you so much for posting these pictures!

  87. Jessica Fuss Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 7:03 am

    You’re beautiful. gorgeous. a true woman, in so many ways.

  88. yani Says:
    April 26th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    i have triplets too and they are about to be six months on april 30 my belly was big really big and i was wondering how do you deal with your stomach dont get me wrong i love my kids they are all boys and i have a 2 year old she just turn 2, but i get sad because my belly is not the same and lipo is expensive can you tell me how did you deal with your belly please can anybody that has had triplets and congrats:)

  89. haley gase Says:
    May 20th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    did u work out when u were pregant or did u just
    never work out at all. if it was me i wouldv’e worked out when when i was pregnant so that way when i have my kids my baby phat would be gone. well by the way your babies are really cute. were you really excited when you found out that you were having triplets? i would be shocked. do they cost a lot of money?

  90. haley gase Says:
    May 20th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    UR BABIES R REALLY CUTE!!!!!!!! :)

  91. angela Says:
    August 29th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    such beautiful depictions of the pregnant woman!

  92. Ells Says:
    October 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    You look amazing at 32 weeks

  93. Andrea Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    In the photo of your triplets, the one on the right looks like s/he’s telling the one in the middle “Hey… you got some stuff on your face.” :P

  94. Jacquelyn Says:
    February 13th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you, we just found out we are expecting triplets, I am 10 weeks. Thank you for sharing you pictures and your wonderful story.

  95. azna Says:
    May 20th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    wow congrats lots of love for the babies kisses mmmmmuuuuaaaaa!!!!

  96. Christine Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    omg u r amazing! this story literally brought tears to my eyes! I cry easily these days being pregnant and all! but wow you are truly a woman warrior!

  97. Daesha Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I think you are amazing! Good job lady!

  98. Nikki Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Beautiful babies!!! I think you look great after carrying 3 babies full term. Also 3 weeks after you look like you weren’t even pregnant.
    I got stretch marks on my belly and boobs too with my first child which was a boy. He was almost 8 lbs. and had a big head…LOL… I was 85 lbs. when I found out I was pregnant at 9 weeks along. I gained 40 something pounds with my son. So I couldn’t imagine carrying 3 at one time.

  99. Katelyn Says:
    November 19th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Your babies are absolutely precious! I would love to have triplets.Did yours happen naturally or did you have help?

  100. Amelia Phillips Gough Says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Your babies are so big & healthy. Congrats to go so far. I only went 28 weeks. 70 days in the nicu. I’m glad your birth went so well!!

  101. Toni Says:
    December 24th, 2013 at 3:31 am

    just wow!
    (and congrats)

  102. Stacy Says:
    January 1st, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I love your postpartum picture with your hands in your pockets all sexy and stuff. So awesome. Just awesome. Most people just cannot see what kind of sexiness is behind that confidence! You are the most beautiful woman I have ever! Well, all women, but you know it!

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