Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I Can't Resist a Dare

Rebecca, who posted a photo of herself pregnant with her twins, dared me to post a photo of me when I was pregnant with Aleks and Kat (then Alexander and Katherine). It was enough incentive for me to dust off the scanner. So here they are, Rebecca. (I'm well into my eighth month in these photos with Elisabeth and Peter -- one taken on Halloween... I should have painted my belly orange -- and I'm also including our holiday photo of 1989 with all 4 kidlets.)

We never got such good service in restaurants as when I was highly pregnant with twins. I swear, people thought I'd pop at any moment and they were always relieved when we'd leave, unpopped.

Aleks and Kat were induced after 39 1/2 weeks' gestation, and had I known then what I know now about pregnancy and childbirth, I don't think they would have been induced and I don't think I would have had a C-section. (That's a topic for another post...) Unlike many twins, these two were in no rush to make an appearance, and by the time they did arrive, they weighed over 7 pounds each!

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Rebecca said...

thanks for taking up the dare. What a trooper!

You look gorgeous - those loose dresses really exaggerate your size - the bare belly one actually looks less enormous.

Aaah - I bet we could compare some pretty wrinkly, saggy bellies now, eh? (don't worry - I won't dare you on that one!)

Anonymous said...

You were a true mother ship to these two aliens.

Karenkool said...

This was AWESOME! And you looked so happy in the pics too. Why, after six times of being pregnant, did I not take a good solid belly picture?? Too late now!

Thanks for the visit. I'm now busying myself with reading some of your former blogs. See ya around bloggerville. ;-D

Anonymous said...

Oh... memories.... :)

My boys were exactly four weeks ahead of their due date and they were over six pounds each.

My belly used to entertain people at parties! I'd be sitting at a table playing cards and then they'd start moving around. It freaked people out!

Anonymous said...

How I wish I had a pregnancy picture of myself. Unfortunately, the ex-husband wasn't much interested in the whole process, so I never got my picture. Sad!

Betsy said...

all I can say is WOW! I don't know which impresses me more, that you could actually stand up for two of those pictures, or that you actually had it in you to smile AND look radiant! :-)

Dixie said...

Whoa! Now that's a baby belly. Or babies belly, I suppose. And you looked gorgeous!

vailian said...

Wow, that is AMAZING! As a photographer, I have done a few "Babybauch" pictures but you should win a prize or two :)

I wonder if I drunk enough beer I could look like that too??

KATZ said...

WOW!! I have belly pics w/ twins, but you win the prize. :)
Of course, I was bedrest at 30 weeks, so there aren't any of me standing up that far along!

Thanks for sharing!! (PS - I clicked through from Rebecca's blog)

Sunny said...

Wow! You really did go the distance with the twins! And you are still smiling. :) I wish those tops were still "in" for maternity wear, instead of the tight stuff that just won't accommodate a belly full of two babes.

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