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MrsPorkChop
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Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

ladies give it to me straight...

is it pretty much guaranteed that ill have sagging dropping skin and breasts and stretch marks

ive sort of accepted that i will probably need a tuck of some sort to look normal..these babies are my LIFE and having them will be the most wonderful thing...

but is there any glimmer of hope that i might bounce back like those do after a singleton?


i just want the honest truth. i have looked at too many pics online of "the shape of a mother" and many of them are for women who are like 20 or 25..
i am 32...

i just want the truth about what my body will look like to prepare myself is all..


eta- I am 11w and already using strech mark creams and oil...but i feel like at the end of the day it is probably genetics

thanks in advance

Message edited 10/25/2011 9:49:18 AM.

Posted 10/25/11 9:47 AM
 
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skinny
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

My body bounced back with one exception.
I had a c/s and have that awkward pouch. I have small boobs so there's no sagging and didn't get any stretch marks. I think it has less to do with having multiples and more to do with your genes and body type.

Posted 10/25/11 9:58 AM
 

Smileyd17
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

it may not happen. Im not as thin as you but I def bounced back.

I didnt have scretch marks AT ALL! Nor the 1st and def not this time around.
Very lucky.

I lost weight and 10lbs less than pre pg and still dont have stretch marks and just a little pooch.

I will take that. badge of honor Chat Icon Chat Icon

ETA: I also had a c-sec.

Message edited 10/25/2011 11:27:00 AM.

Posted 10/25/11 10:48 AM
 

cds58019
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Posted by skinny

My body bounced back with one exception.
I had a c/s and have that awkward pouch. I have small boobs so there's no sagging and didn't get any stretch marks. I think it has less to do with having multiples and more to do with your genes and body type.



I was/am the same way to all of this! And the awkward pouch is only noticeable without clothes on. With clothes on you dont notice anything. Everyone is different whether you have one baby or twins. Chat Icon

Posted 10/25/11 11:16 AM
 

AllyCat
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

I only had Chat Icon Chat Icon 9 days ago, but I feel like I'm bouncing back already. So far no stretch marks. I'm pumping right now, so I have no idea about the sagging yet --I'm still thrilled to finally have boobs! Chat Icon
I had a c/s too and when I bend certain ways my stomach is kinda pointy... is that the stomach pouch? Chat Icon

Posted 10/25/11 11:53 AM
 

maybeamommy
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

OMG are you having twins???? Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/25/11 12:33 PM
 

skinny
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

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OMG are you having twins???? Chat Icon Chat Icon



Right? I actualy did a search before to see when you announced it but I didn't see anything.

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10/25/11 1:02 PM
 

MrsPorkChop
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Posted by skinny

Posted by maybeamommy

OMG are you having twins???? Chat Icon Chat Icon



Right? I actualy did a search before to see when you announced it but I didn't see anything.

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yes! i didnt announce because it was first triplets- 1 singleton- and 1 egg split into identicals - but one of my identicals vanished a few weeks ago.

i was very nervous about the surviving identical making it since i was given very grim statistics.

however my past 2 scans have been excellent and both single and remainig identical are growing perfectly.

now i can pretty much come out of the twin closet ! Chat Icon

Posted 10/25/11 1:05 PM
 

maybeamommy
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

OH MY GOODNESS! Congrats!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon We are just about 2 months ahead (I'll be 19 weeks on Friday) with Chat Icon Chat Icon

I'm so excited for you! I actually remember you from way back on LIW!!!

Posted 10/25/11 2:05 PM
 

Smileyd17
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Posted by MrsPorkChop
yes! i didnt announce because it was first triplets- 1 singleton- and 1 egg split into identicals - but one of my identicals vanished a few weeks ago.

i was very nervous about the surviving identical making it since i was given very grim statistics.

however my past 2 scans have been excellent and both single and remainig identical are growing perfectly.

now i can pretty much come out of the twin closet ! Chat Icon



SO happy for you!
06 Brides to twin mommies Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/25/11 3:11 PM
 

beautyq115
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Another '06 bride/mommy to twinsChat Icon Chat Icon

Congrats!! Twins are such an amazing blessing!!!

I do have stretch marks on my boobs...they took a beating and my stomach will never be the same.Chat Icon I would never trade being the mommy of twins for anything though.

Posted 10/25/11 4:57 PM
 

pinky
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Holy cow! Congratulations!!!!

Yes, you can bounce back after twins. I did not get any stretch marks (and I was HUGE). I got back to my pre-prego weight but my stomach is much more "mushy" and boobs are a little saggy. It's all worth it! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/25/11 6:28 PM
 

2girls2love
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

I gained a total of 41 pounds with my twinChat Icon Chat Icon whom are now 16 months. No stretch marks anywhere, no flabby stomach,etc. I delivered them vaginal and breast feed for 3 months.
Ive finally gotten to my pre preganacy weight as of 1 month ago. The weight did come off and my body for the most part is back to "normal" I really think good genes helps! I have three older sisters with kids and they alsoi had terrific pregnancies and post-pordum.

It took alot of exercise and watching my diet. I wake very early to exercise before I go to work. Dont worry, enjoy!

Pregancy is an incredible journey! Love it!

Message edited 10/25/2011 7:45:15 PM.

Posted 10/25/11 7:43 PM
 

allIwant
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

I gained around 53 lbs delivered at almost 34 weeks.

No stretch marks here. I breastfed for 6 months and when I stopped my boobs when from at least a dd back to a b in about a week. They were sooo saggy. I cried but slowly but surely they are getting better.

I am 9 m pp and I still have about 4 lbs to loose but that is my own fault. (as i eat a cookie). My stomach needs toning but again my fault. I need to get my butt in gear.

The only thing I don't see getting better is the little pooch. I get bloated easily and sometimes I look like I have a little pregnant belly if I eat/drink too much.

Posted 10/25/11 9:49 PM
 

julz33
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

YAY!! Congrats, so happy for you!
I bounced back - took some work but I believe its genetics. I gained 75 lbs (went from 112 to 190 on day of delivery) and didn't get even one stretch mark. Lost all but 15 lbs without trying. I had to work off those last 15 lbs. I have pics in my twin pregnancy album from the hospital post partum and then through the weeks. You can see I looked pregnant for a few weeks after giving birth. I lost all of the weight plus the 3 lbs leftover from pregnancy #1 but my skin is much looser now. If I bend over and touch my toes you can see rolls. If I am standing straight you don't notice it. My abs are also seperated (diastasis recti) so I get bloated very easily. But I am NOT complaining!

Boobs! Now before pregnancy I had the best boobs, round and perky no bra needed 34 full c/small d. After having Landon they stayed the same size but sagged. After the twins, they sag a lot more and are smaller. Now a 34 small C. I did BF/pump with both pregnancies so not sure if that has something to do with it. But its nothing a bra can't fix.

Again I am so so so so so excited for you! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/25/11 10:34 PM
 

MrsPorkChop
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

ok - this is all good- not as doom and gloom as i was picturing!!!!

i appreciate all the kind and honest words and the reassurance!!

mike and i are soooo excited for these babies... if i think about it too long i start to cry happy tears for my blessings.
i find out the sex in a few days- i CANT WAIT!

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Posted 10/26/11 11:07 AM
 

emomma17
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Fisrt off congratulations so exciting!!! Hope you are feeling well! I have pretty muched bounced back with the exception of a few more pounds to lose around the hip/arse area lol. My stomach for the most part has flattened out and no stretch marks, I don't particulary have large boobs so they are whatever!!

Posted 10/26/11 11:37 AM
 

Jessica
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

OMG Chuleta! I'm so happy for you :)

I'm crashing just to say I had a singleton but gained 52 lbs which I was not expectingChat Icon I planned on gaining only 25-35 Chat Icon Chat Icon

My baby just turned 4 weeks on Saturday and I've already gone down 40 lbs. My belly was pretty flat when I left the hospital...I know it's not genetic since all the women in my family are still fighting pregnancy belly but me. I think it might have to do with how fit you are beforehand. I was at my prime before getting preggo...

As for stretchmarks, I did not get even one. I was a lunatic and covered myself in cocoa butter, vitamin e capsules and aloe vera lotion 3xs a dayChat Icon

Posted 10/26/11 11:50 AM
 

SweetTooth
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

I got crazy stretch marks but they are barely visible now, almost 3 years later and having another baby in that time !
I do have a bit of a roundness to my belly which is from my muscles separating and I also have a whole bunch of extra skin that I don't see going away without at tummy tuck.
That all being said, I am at my skinniest that I have been since I was a teenager. I am in a size I haven't been since I was 15. With clothes on, you wouldn't know all that stuff I mentioned above was going on.
And I don't have saggy boobs either. Well, I'm breast feeding now, so they are kind of saggy, but after I was done BFing the twins, they went right back to how they were before.
I was almost 31 when I had the twins.

ETA: I gained 35lbs when I was pregnant with them (delivered at 37w5/7days).

Message edited 10/26/2011 3:35:11 PM.

Posted 10/26/11 3:34 PM
 

jozieb0925
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Congrats on your pregnancy...so exciting!!

I initially bounced back, but after the first year I gained some weight. The weight gain had nothing to do with the pregnancy though.

Posted 10/26/11 9:43 PM
 

BabyBeans
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

dont worry you will be fine. i think i looked at the same pics as you and got so freaked out...lol
i put on about 55lbs- zero stretch marks, down 50 lbs. no sagging skin anywhere. my tummy is not as flat as it was before but it would be if i didnt have a bowl of ice cream every night. after the holidays i'll be dedicated to losing those last 5-8 lbs that have been lingering around.
it does take time to lose it but most of it comes off in the first few weeks just from doing your daily activities/ routines. good luck

Posted 11/20/11 10:06 PM
 

Ali1
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Congrats! First off, I only gained 40 or so pounds with my twins and had them a month early and a c-section. I have the awkward pouch because of the c-section. While my body bounced back and you would never be able to tell of issues with clothes on, I do have extra skin that seems to circle my belly button. I know I will never lose it unless I have a tummy tuck. I never got stretch marks though and although my boobs are small nothing bad happened to them either!

So besides never wearing a bikini again, my body looked like it did before I had the babies. It did take me about 9 months to lose all the weight. The last 7lbs were a killer to get off.

Posted 11/25/11 6:13 PM
 

lesliemike
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Re: Pregnant with twins- Q about figure/stomach

Congratulations!!! I gained 45 lbs and made it to 36 weeks 6 days, vaginal delivery. Unfortunately I was left with some stretch marks that are very very faint . . .Dr. said they will go away completely. I hope so! They really aren't horrible. I haven't lost all the weight yet, but that is due to my eating . . .working on that ;) Boobs aren't saggy at all!

Good luck! Enjoy your pregnancy because when they arrive its go time! Chat Icon

Posted 11/26/11 9:06 PM
 
 

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