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Triplet Mom + One – Update (Tabitha)

February 19, 2010

Original entry here.

23years old
2pregnancies
Riley(g) Aiden(b) Chloe(g) age 2 1/2
Brennan 11months

This is an update, i had GGB triplets in 07 and then a singleton boy in 09. I was a mother to 4 before i turned 23. The stress my body underwent was amazing! I had a gap in my ab muscles big enough to feel my spine through, i also had a TON of sagging skin that i couldnt see my feet past. I eventually got to the point that i was so unhappy with myself that i would have done anything to get it all taken care of. I went to my doc to see about a tummy tuck not thinking it would happen. After about a month of physical therapy for my back because of the gap in my muscles and a few appointments in a plastic surgeon and eventually a hernia, my surgery got approved! Being that my husband is military its extremely hard to get a surgery like that approved without having problems directly involved with the pregnancies. My hernia was a blessing in disguise! On Dec 4th 2009 i got to go in for my tummy tuck. I was really nervous leaving my babies for something like this. I never leave them unless its just for a minute and thats normally only to head out for a break. So i was beside myself because i always seem to think of the worst possible outcome on things like this. The surgery went great! I dont think ive ever been so happy besides when my babies were born. I never thought i would look like a 23 year old again! I cant play with the kids better and longer now, im not so down and depressed because i hated the way i looked, i get dressed and actually put my face on and do my hair now, when before it was hard to just get out of a big t-shirt and sweats! I can happily say that i love my body! I still have a few left over stretch marks to remind me of the pregnancies which i love! The doctor did such a great job that my tummy looks natural, like its always been that way. My triplets are now 2 1/2 and my littlest is almost one, a lot has happened in the past couple of years but its all been amazing!

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11 Responses to “Triplet Mom + One – Update (Tabitha)”

  1. shannon Says:
    February 19th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    your kids are so cute and you look amazing!!! I am jealous! I am 23 as well and do not look/feel it…but I don’t think I will ever get a tummy tuck :( I do have about 2 fingers of muscle separation, but that is not that much. Anyway…you look great!!!!

  2. Samantha Says:
    February 19th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    You’re 4 babies are adorable!!! It’s great to hear that you’re happy and your tummy looks good! Be blessed!

  3. Shealene Says:
    February 19th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Your babies sooooooo cute!!! and you look great!

  4. samera Says:
    February 20th, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Hi wow your tummy looks great congrats!.Im also getting a tummy tuck and i would just like to ask you how much you weighed before you had the surgery and how bad it hurts?

  5. Angele Says:
    February 20th, 2010 at 8:00 am

    What a great story! I am so happy to see your surgery went well! :) I am currently 30 weeks pregnant with a surrogate baby ( I have 2 girls of my own). I have a 3.5 inch muscle seperation and plan on having a FTT in May 2011! Your pictures are inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing! :)
    Hot mama!!

  6. Anonymous Says:
    February 21st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    That is awesome, I am glad to see everything worked out great. Thank you for sharing those pics! The post op pics look beautiful, the doctor really did a nice job. You are beautiful and so are your babies!!

  7. iraiosc Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Hello, i’m so happy for u and the results!!
    i am waiting to be operated of the diastasis and hernia… now you make me more valiant!!

    you have a beautiful babies and a beatiful body again, congrats for you and your force and security!! how many time did you rest on bed after operate?? did you need more helping family during the recuperation? thanks for answer me!!
    kisses for this pretty family!!

    (and sorry for my mistakes!! i’m not english speaker!) :)

  8. Caroline Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Wow you look great. I hope you enjoy your new belly because you certainly deserve it carrying those beautiful babies. You are definately a strong and beautiful mama. I know it is hard on your body to carry multiples. I had twin boys myself and belive me it was not very forgiving on my body either. I have been so self consious about my belly since I had them 4 years ago. I haven’t got up enough courage to post my pics on here yet but you give me inspiration along with the other ladies who have posted. I have come to accept by belly but I’m still afraid of showing any one.

  9. Tabitha Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Iraiosc

    sorry its taken me so long to answer you! i was in the middle of moving when you posted on here. It didnt take me long to recoup after surgery i laid around maybe a week before i was back up doing my normal stuff. I didnt have family around to help it was just my husband and myself. But surgery never gets me down for long. good luck on your surgery if you havent had it yet and if you have how did you do? To everyone on here thanks for all the wonderful comments, my triplets are 3 now and in pre-school no long term problems with their health youd never know they were premies!

  10. Joelle Says:
    June 1st, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Wow, I saw the before and after, you just look so amazing! Your kids are adorable as well!

  11. Kelsey Says:
    April 20th, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I couldn’t figure out what seemed to be missing until I realized your tattoo is gone!! Did you expect that or were they not sure if part of it would be left? Tattoo removal via triplets! Far more rewarding than laser removal!! Congrats! You look fantastic.

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