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.