How Much Bigger Will My Belly Get With Twins Comparison Pics & Video
My adorable once upon a time painful belly bump are now 34 months, 2 weeks, 6 days old.
You may be wondering how much bigger you might get with twins if you have only to date had a singleton or several singleton pregnancies. I know I certainly wondered that myself. So I dug up some photos from my old computer of my 3rd singleton pregnancy, (my 1st since the break of the digital age unfortunately), to do some after-the-fact research for you all.
I know I reverted back to these almost weekly photos many times while pregnant with my girls to compare my growth with. I made a tedious but worthwhile video for you all and will add it below. It features all of my twin pregnancy pictures til week 37, and all of my singleton pregnancy pictures until 38 weeks when I ‘popped’. You can see for yourself. It’s definitely worth a looksy if this is a topic of interest for you.
35 weeks on my ‘good side’ with my 7 year old.
35 weeks on my best side at the time I suppose 😛 with twins.
I know I took the twin pregnancy photos in the morning when my bump was the smallest so I didn’t feel like I looked like a whale on camera. (At the time I felt like that, but all pregnant ladies feel this way. I look back and I think I looked pretty good now in hindsight.)
All preggos will admit that as the day goes on and into the evening their bellies swell up more with or without being pregnant. But despite that fact and that I usually used the pictures that would make me look less humongous on purpose, there is no denying that 11 lbs. of baby makes a belly noticeably larger than under 7 lbs. of it. (In Mikayla’s case, my smallest baby, only 6 lbs. 8 oz. in fact.)
It not only goes out more but you can see that My bump goes way higher to accommodate two growing bubs. Now I know why my dang ribs hurt so much this time and not the last. I know towards the end I was MUCH more uncomfortable with my duo. I felt SO full of baby! My other 3 full-term pregnancies were pretty comfortable right up until D-day. You can see with the twins I grew all of the way up and then out.
Here is the good side/ bad side evidence. Me at 38 weeks with my 7 year old. One side looks noticeably larger.
The twins kind of made it look like babies were growing out of my lungs vs. just in my belly. At the end..at least in this picture, it looks like my singleton gave the twin pregnancy a nice run for the money, but then again…I only shot my good side at good hours with the duo.
Here is a fair comparison of the end result since both were my ‘best sides’. Also, similar poses and such.
The other side at 37 weeks on the nose.
The hand on the bottom always makes the gut appear a bit smaller. Also the shirt if lifted up higher would have shown a bit more, and looked a tad larger also. The singleton pictures above I remember taking in the afternoon. The twin pic I got dressed without makeup just for the photo in the early A.M. I recall that.
It’s a differently shaped belly. Less ‘basketballish’. They were completely smushed in there! You can see, I reckon because of the diastasis recti I acquired, my belly button popped out this time around. It never had in my other pregnancies with only singletons. Fortunately, belly binding magic has done the trick on that one and my button appears the way it had before now just a little bit stretched out. (My 1st did the most damage there though. I can only tell the truly visible difference on that one from prior to 1995 really.)
With twins there is no denying it…you DO grow faster. There isn’t really a week once you start showing that you don’t go, ‘WOW..I grew!’ More dramatic is the rate of growth with a twin pregnancy vs. a singleton than simply the end result. Again, watch the video below for weekly belly pic comparisons.
So how big will your belly get with twins? It’s anybody’s guess, but do expect some difference. (I never did need that wheelbarrow my doctor said that I would though..HA HA HA HA!!!!)
All women carry differently be it a single baby or twins. The most important thing in the end is the result. A beautiful, happy, healthy baby…or two 😀 !