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twin mama

April 6, 2008

This website always makes me think of how I saw my mother when I was younger. I remember her constant dieting and nitpicking about her appearance, and I remember thinking, “What is she talking about? She is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen!” If you are squishy, you are all the better for your child to snuggle up with. A lot of who you are on the inside reflects your children, so why shouldn’t your outside show this amazing accomplishment, too? And remember, although you might think that you resemble an old hag, that little person at your feet is probably looking up at you with his or her wide eyes thinking that you are the most beautiful being in the world! One minute I was a carefree college student about to graduate and with a little pink plus sign (okay, three little pink plus signs…I was in denial!) my world was flipped upside down. The first few months were hell. I did not want this new life…I longed to be able to go where I wanted and to do what I wanted without having to worry about anyone but myself. I found out about a month after I took the pregnancy test that not only would I have one little person to take care of, I was expecting twins! As the months went by and I began to feel two little beings coming to life in my womb, I decided that it felt right. I was blessed and felt lucky that I was chosen to carry these two people through pregnancy and the beginning of their lives. I have never been too pleased with my body. I have chicken legs and my stomach has always had a pooch, so I decided, pregnancy would probably be the best thing to happen to me! Now I have an excuse as to why my stomach already looks like I gave birth. I started out at around 145 and topped 200 when I had the boys at 34 weeks and 6 days. They were amazingly healthy and pretty big considering they were born 5 weeks early (5.14 and 4.13). I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight by my 6 week postpardum appointment. I attribute most of this to the fact that I had twins….all of the weight I gained while pregnant went to the boys and breastfeeding two piggies sure helps shed some pounds, too. My boys are almost 6 months old, and are exclusively breastfed. I am hoping to continue these amazing bonding moments into their 2nd year of life, if not longer! You are all GORGEOUS!!! I had to add the second picture. It was around a 90 degree day and we had no air conditioning, so I was sweating buckets. I was wearing my pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome wrist guards, and I had my hair beautifully slicked back in a head band, and I thought I looked GOOD!!! HAHA…my boyfriend had to take a picture.







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8 Responses to “twin mama”

  1. Sarah Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Wow girl!!! You look awesome! I think it was the breastfeeding, too! Nothing like nursing to lose the inches! :D I exclusively nursed my daughter, too. We’re still nursing, but since she’s almost 17 months, you can imagine it’s not exclusive anymore lol as she gets cow’s milk and solid food, too. You are awesome for nursing your sons exclusively. When I tried telling people I was exclusively nursing my daughter most people gave me strange looks. As if that’s an odd thing to do???

  2. Alexis Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    You do look amazing! And congrats to you for nursing your twin boys, who are gorgeous by the way!

  3. stephanie Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I have to say you look wonderful.

  4. Rachel Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    There is no way I would believe you had twins if I didn’t see your picture pregnant with them.

    You are lovely and your munchkins are adorable. I wish you all good health and happiness.

  5. Sam Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I LOVE nursing twin pics! Thanx so much 4 sharing, & U look great:)

  6. Jessica Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    You look great!!!! I only had one baby and dont look near as good as you! Good Luck with the breastfeeding! I admire you for being able to do that with twins!!!!

  7. Angela Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Hey! Your site was posted on a pregnancy board. I wanted to say that I had twin boys in October of 2007 at exactly 34 weeks and 6 days!? Isnt that crazy? I lost a ton of weight right after but have gained 10 lbs back. I’m hoping to lose it but so enjoyed reading this blog!

    thanks!

    http://www.myspace.com/xjustdizzyx
    add me if you have myspace!

  8. Jenny Says:
    April 10th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    You look great, mama! I am expecting twins myself. I’m 36 weeks, and they haven’t come out yet!!! ahhhh!! And they are about 7 lbs. each. hahha

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