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My Three Surprise Gifts (Anonymous)

I accidentally got pregnant after dating my now husband for only 9 months. We soon decided to get married and 5 months later, I had our little boy. I gained 50 pounds and had a few stretch marks. I got pregnant soon after when my son was only 5 months old. I was on the patch and having heart problems when I got pregnant. Everything turned out fine and I had a little girl in April ’06 when my son was 14 months old. We decided two was enough and my husband had a vasectomy. Three months later, I find out I’m pregnant again. I delievered my third baby (all were induced and born vaginally) in May of ’07. I am now 11 months post-partem. My babies are 3, 2, and 11 months and I am so glad to have had all of them so quickly. I did, however, feel like I was pregnant for three years straight. I cried after my last baby because of the way my stomach looked. It gets better everyday and I’ve excepted my body and embrace it. It brought tears to my eyes to see everyone’s pictures on here. I was the first on both sides of our family to have a grandchild, so I had no one to experience pregnancy with. I am so happy to know that I am not alone and my body looks so much like everyone else’s out there. Thank you so much for making an ordinary person feel special and proud and priviledged.





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  • Lucy Saturday, April 26, 2008, 2:38 pm

    Thank you for posting. You’re beautiful, look youthful and great after having three!
    So your husband’s vasectomy wasn’t successful?

  • amanda Saturday, April 26, 2008, 7:22 pm

    you look great, especially for having 3 kids so close in age! I don’t look that good and I had my first a little over a year ago! Your family is darling!!! You are a beautiful mama!

  • Allison Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:04 pm

    What cute kids! I love their red hair. You are a sexy mama! You all seem so happy.

  • Milk Mama Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:58 pm

    You look so beautiful and your family is just plain GORGEOUS! I wish that I could have kids that way, one next to the other. I bet that all three will grow up sharing a special bond! :D

  • Grace Sunday, April 27, 2008, 5:38 am

    Congrats on 3 healthy pregnancies and births! It sounds like you really have your hands full — literally. Have you ever tried “wearing” your babies? Here’s a great site: https://www.thebabywearer.com/

    I can’t imagine life without baby slings and wraps to keep my little one close to me.

    Take care!

  • Jessica Sunday, April 27, 2008, 4:15 pm

    to Lucy: sometimes vasectomies take a while to be effective – many doctors recommend using back up birth control for up to 6 months afterwards, or until tests show that there are no more sperm present in semen. And sometimes they just don’t work. :-)

  • Jamie Monday, April 28, 2008, 4:38 pm

    I could have written that nearly word for word! My husband (boyfriend at the time) and I got pregnant 3 months into our relationship. We married after our first son was born. Five months later, we found out we were expecting again. After our second son, we thought we’d wait awhile before having any more. We were happily suprised when we found out we’re expecting our third! I’m 13 weeks now and dealing with the effects of being pregnant for the majority of 3 years!

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