I’m Darn Proud of My Belly, Thank You.
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.
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.
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?”
Amen and good for you! I love your positive way of thinking!
One of my favorite sayings is… “the people who mind don’t matter & the people that matter don’t mind”. I’m VERY proud of you! Reia from http://www.southcountrysides.blogspot.com
It’s great that you’re proud of your belly, it did a great thing!
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. 🙂
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.
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!
You are the Best!
Holy moly, incubating two lives at once is surely hard on the body. You did amazing and are quite the trooper. congrats momma.
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WOW…your belly is amazing