Body Re-Designed by Twins (Anonymous)

At 26 I found out I was expecting twins. It being my first pregnancy I ate whatever was in sight, using the age old “I’m eating for three.” At my 4 month ultrasound, it was discovered one of my babies had died. Her heart had stopped beating. I was devastated. Happy I was left with one baby but mourning the loss of the other. Luckily I was able to carry the other baby to term, and delivered a very healthy 7 lb baby girl. I gained a total of 40 lbs with that pregnancy. It took me 6 months to lose the baby weight, and another 3 months to actually tone that flabby belly up. Now, two years later, I became pregnant again this past fall with much to my surprise TWINS again. I vowed this time to eat healthy and not gain more than the recommended weight. I started off at 119 lbs, the day I gave birth I weighed 176 lbs. My daughters were delivered premature (34 weeks), baby A 4 lb 12 oz baby b 5 lb 2 oz. A very good weight given their gestational age. They did super, and only stayed 3 days more than me in the NICU. I gave birth 10 days ago. At my doctor follow up I had already lost 27 lbs. JUST GIVING BIRTH!!! I realize my body may never be the same. I probably will never have a flat stomach again. But all three of my little monsters were worth it. They have brought me more joy than being a size 2 ever did.

7 thoughts on “Body Re-Designed by Twins (Anonymous)

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    wow, what an amazing story! i’m so sorry for the loss of your baby, and i’m so glad you have 3 wonderful munchkins. 2 twin pregnancies! you’re incredible!

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I am sorry for the loss of your little one. That is an incredibly hard thing to go through.

    That is incredible that you were preggie with twins 2x though…would love to see pics of the little tykes! :)

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    “They have brought me more joy than being a size 2 ever did.”

    Well said!!

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Wow! Twins and then twins again!!! What a blessing!!! I’m a little jealous, too. You look fantastic! Congratulations on the new babies!!!!!! =D

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Wow you look Great! I also LOVE how you call you babies monster, that cracked me up. I call mine yard ape one and yard ape two :0)

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I am sorry for the loss of your little one. I hope you aren’t thinking that was your fault due to eating habits or something. Things just happen…

    You had twins two days ago?!?! I think you look terrific! Thanks for sharing your pics.

  • Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    That is a great weight for their gestational age. My husband is a twin, and he was only 5 pounds at term.

    Congratulations on your babies. You look great.

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