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.