Well, parents of twins can attest that it’s not quite that simple when one pregnancy bears two kids.
Obviously, they take up more space.
Perhaps if you’ve seen someone pregnant with twins, you may not have noticed a huge difference.
And…sometimes you can REALLY see it. Like in this photo.
Well, until now. Wanna see?
But 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.
Speaking to how her pregnancy was with the twins two years ago, Bennett said being pregnant with twins means lots more face time with your OB (and ultrasounds of your babies, if you’re lucky) than with a single pregnancy.
Getting to and from all those appointments is exhausting, especially towards the end of your pregnancy as your belly approaches a size worthy of its own zip code.
What’s that? You’re not TOO impressed?
Hmm. Let’s wait a minute, shall we?
“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.
“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.
It’s really something isn’t it?
When the fetuses (feti?) are small, they don’t take up much space. But as they grow, they’re growing in twos, and the difference goes from imperceptible to…perceptible. Big time.
My back hurts just looking at those pictures, but good luck with your little girl, Natalie!
It just takes the awkwardness of pregnancy and, more or less…doubles it.
The same goes for raising them, I suppose!