"Double the pleasure," right?
The truth is that even before you get to the task of RAISING them, carrying twins can be quite different from carrying a single baby.
But how much more?
Well, different pregnancies affect people in various ways. Sometimes you can see it. Sometimes you can't.
But we don't often get a side-by-side view of what the same mom looks like carrying a single baby, and, later, twins.
As a vlogger, a mother of two toddler twins, and 36 weeks pregnant with a baby girl, it's safe to say Natalie Bennett is kinda, sorta busy.
via: YouTubeBut recently she still found time to create a video comparing her belly at 36 weeks in each pregnancy, you can see it below, and holy crap, people. Now I've never had children, so to me this looks insane and I want to send this woman a medal — or at least some gallons of ice cream.
Here’s a side-by-side of her bumps at week 27.
How's that for a difference?
"I had a huge torpedo belly sticking out like a freaking shelf," she said. "It was so heavy."
via: YouTube"My belly was so ridiculously large it looks inhuman," she added. "The thumbnail of it is downright shocking. People look at it and they go 'oh my gosh what am I looking at.'" But this time around with her single pregnancy, it's going a bit better because she has a stomach with skin that’s already used to being super stretched out.
“I think overall the fact that my twins pregnancy was my FIRST pregnancy really took a toll on my body," she said.
via: YouTube"My torso had never stretched out before, my hips had never widened, my ribs never expanded to their limit and my back had never supported that much extra weight," she added. Now carrying a single baby, Bennett says she's worn out, short of breath, dealing with caring for the twins...and still more relaxed than she was when she was carrying them.