I am the mom of twins.

I carried my beautiful twins full-term and delivered two healthy, full-size babies that didn’t spend one second in NICU.

I had a horrible time getting pregnant, had two IUIs, battled PCOS, had gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, placenta blood flow problems, and was on complete bed rest for three months.

Delivery Day

I tell you this because to this day… 3.5 years later… when I tell someone I have twins…

They immediately look at my belly.

And, you would think it would be the women that are the worst… no, its the MEN.

It pisses me off.

I have even had a few outspoken individuals tell me that I need to “respect” myself and “take better care” of myself.

You know, I would lose weight and do sit ups if I had time.  Don’t judge me.

You have time because either you don’t have kids or your only have one.

My super power is having babies two at a time.  What can you do?

Do I wish I was a size 10?  Well, yes.

Do I wish I could wear a bikini?  Well, yes.

Am I overweight?  Duh.

Would I like to lose weight?  Yes.

But, I have two beautiful kids.

There is no trade off.

I have stretch marks and a rather large belly.  But, that belly kept my babies safe for 8.5 months and cooked me up some healthy, beautiful babies.

I think I look pretty damn good for carrying twins full-term.

I earned my belly.

And, I am damn proud of it.




10 Comments on I’m Darn Proud of My Belly, Thank You.

  1. Holy cow. I can’t imagine having two babies duking it out in my belly. Nor 3 months of bed rest.
    Did you reply to the outspoken ones? Perhaps a “Here’s how I got my belly. How’d you get your rude?”

  2. Thank you guys for the sweet responses. I debated back and forth about posting this… but, I thought “This is Me. Deal with it.” A lot of people are really shocked about the picture I posted when they see it– they hadn’t seen me during the last three months of my pregnancy and had no clue I had gotten so big. It’s amazing the “friends” that disappear when you need them most. 🙂

  3. Good for you. I can’t imagine with twins. But I can say as a mom of 4 HUGE kids and 2 of them Irish twins. I understand. When I was pregnant with Declan people would say RUDE things. I wanted to be like HELLO. I just had a baby and I am pregnant again. People are stupid. My stretchmarks are battle wounds that I am proud of.

  4. I just got back from my doctor who told me my weight would be perfect if I was 6 feet tall. I told him I can’t afford a new wardrobe. I walk every day and I have no pains, no diabetes, no blood pressure or heart problems and I don’t take any perscription medication. I am happy the way I am and if I want to eat an ice cream cone I will. So you go girl!

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