4 Babies – 3 Years (Malissa)

I am a mother to 4 beautiful little girls: 2 year old fraternal twins, 15 month old, and a 3 month old. All were carried to term and born vaginally. Pre babies I weighed about 140 and was in pretty descent shape and now post partum I weigh 174.

My story started three years ago when I met my now husband and had the shock of my life when I missed my period a mere month after we had met. Low and behold I was pregnant and pregnant with twins at the age of 20. My twins were born healthy at 5lbs 2oz and 5lbs 14oz on January 8th, 2008. When our twins were about 8 months we found out we were expecting again. This time only one. She was born on April 23rd, 2009 weighing 8lbs even. My husband had gotten a vasectomy and we thought we were in the clear but obviously not because I began feeling nauseous and I’m not one to get sick often we knew baby number 4 was coming. Fortunately we had baby number 4 this year on April 2nd, 2010 and she weighed 8lbs 9oz. Things were not planned but hey when you do the deed you’re bound to get pregnant. Luckily now for sure my husband is in the clear and there will be no more babies for us. Four is a lot but also a blessing. I am a stay at home mother and love my kids and would do anything for them. At times I do get down on myself not looking like I did pre-babies but have to step back and realize my body has been through thick and thin for the past 3 years and has given birth and held 4 beautiful little angels. I may not like it all the time but it’s my body. I realized that no matter what my husband and kids all still love me no matter how ugly my skin may feel to me or look to me at times. I am slowly starting to embrace my new found body and looking at each stretch mark as a mark of love my children have given me. I am now 23 and love looking at my beautiful girls each day. Knowing I carried each one of them amazes me.

5 thoughts on “4 Babies – 3 Years (Malissa)

  • Friday, August 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    You look great, what an amazing few years it has been for you and your family! Congratulations on your babies!

  • Friday, August 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    u have got a great attitude towards what matters most importantly,u wud do anything for your kids! r body mite not be the same as it was before we had kids but at the end of the day to birth 1 never mind 4 kiddies is bloody good work,as long as we r happy is all that matters.appearance isnt everything but it is hard bein a diff shape,size etc i kno that 2 well.

  • Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    That sounds just like me! I had my first June 2002, then had twins (boy/girl) Aug. 2003 and my youngest was born Sept. 2004. I did not want my kids that close in age but things happen. :0) Congrats to you!!

  • Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Omigosh you JUST had a baby. Don’t be too hard on yourself. And, the bonus here is i can see that your tummy doesn’t have too many stretch marks so when you lose the weight you’re gonna be AWESOME! Trust me, my tummy looked exactly like yours, and now I can wear a bikini (after dieting and yoga/long walks around neighborhood). Lean cuisines work WONDERS. LOL! They aren’t always fun, but it gets the job done.

    Good luck, you can do it!

  • Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Wow! You look amazing! You JUST had a baby! And you JUST had four kids one on top of the other! You’re supermom! You’ll get here, just keep your head up! :)

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