My big belly now twins are 32 months, 4 weeks old.
Ever see that show? You know the one where the women didn’t know they were pregnant and only found out when they went into labor? I find that phenomenon absolutely incredible! It seems impossible, but after watching the show and witnessing my own sister-in-law not showing any baby belly at all merely a few days before she ‘popped’, giving birth to a nearly 7 lb. baby boy, I have since opened up my mind to this. (She knew but her family whom she lived with did not. Neither did we.)
Becoming an over-night auntie shocked me completely, but imagine being the mother having not known. No time to plan, mentally prepare, talk with your partner, time to buy much needed baby stuff.
Some of the women say they had their periods, or what seemed like periods all along. I believe this can be true. My mom told me that she bled normally for 5 months while pregnant with me. She had no idea. She carried small till then, and was totally shocked to find out she was pregnant, and so far along. How does the body do this? How can a mother not feel any movement? What stops the belly from protruding outward like the beer gut of a man, or rightfully so, a knowingly pregnant woman? What sometimes makes an HTP come up falsely negative?
When I watched that show I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, not once but two times I saw women pregnant with TWINS that never knew until their birth. One had them in her toilet bowl. Come on, that’s just crazy! I’m not a large lady but there was no hiding those babies inside of this body without some very obvious signs. Plus, my tummy didn’t contain the only twins that were growing on my body. The twins in my bra grew immensely as well. How does one either not see ANY of the signs, especially the ones that were there before and already had kids? How does anybody’s belly stay flat? Where is the baby growing? Seriously..where does he or she hide out? Where do TWO babies hide?
I am writing about this, not only because I find the subject so darn fascinating and wonder where that show went. Maybe it didn’t go anywhere..maybe I just did since I got super busy since.. oh let’s just call the reasons Annie & Allie. But I read about this incredible story the other day, and then saw the video which I’ll put in this post, of a woman, Kayleigh Renwick, who didn’t know she was pregnant, not an inkling until she was in labor. NOT premature labor, NOT even at term. She’s said to have been 5 weeks POST due. (I’m feeling discomfort just thinking about it. Ribs…bladder…pelvis..YIKES! Apparently, not so painful for this lass.) She had a bad backache in the end that she sought help for..nothing more. And she had dropped weight instead of gaining it .
The baby was no tiny hiney either, but a very healthy 7 lbs. 7 oz. Just watch if you ever had your doubts and share your thoughts with me. Do you believe in this phenomenon? Do you think it’s just denial? (Some do.) Have you watched the TV show? Have you ever had it happen personally, or have known someone who has? I’m keeping it casual talk today. Hell, it’s Friday.
I just think it’s unreal, but yet..it’s real! How would you feel if that happened to you? Man, as much as I hate some annoying preggo symptoms, I have to say I’d feel a bit cheated. And a bit stressed. Actually, a lot cheated and a lot stressed. Man there’d be a heck of a lot of shopping to do. I’d probably also have to take a lie detector test if my hubby wasn’t around, just to prove I wasn’t just pulling some crazy prank on him.
Check out the video below. It’s wild.
Here’s another such story. She gave birth at home though.
Both women had a former child and had symptoms and belly growth back with them.