Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bellies, Birthdays and Boys. And Bewilderment.

Five years ago today, I was gargantuan.

Like seriously GARGANTUAN.

I weighed more than I ever had in my whole entire life.  I weighed more than my husband had in his whole entire life.  I was FULL O' BABIES.

Note:  The below picture was taken in December of 2006.  TWO MONTHS before I gave birth to the twins. 


Sidebar:  Aw, look at Ashley!  She was such a little squirt.  (I hope somebody helped her out of that bucket because lord knows I wasn't moving my behind off that couch any time soon.)

Anyways, I tried to find a picture of me further along with the twins to show you all.  And yes, I found a few.  BUT GOOD LORD ALMIGHTY, I looked terrible those last couple of months.   Yeah, yeah, everybody says that.  With me, it's true.  Obviously there wasn't much I could have done about the whale belly.  And yes, no clothes fit me, let alone cute clothes.  But could somebody have please passed me a hairbrush?  Or a mirror?  Yikes. 

SO, needless to say, none of those photos will be making their debut on the world wide web anytime soon.  The above photo will have to do.  And let me just say the fact that it cuts out my entire facial/cranial area weighed heavily (heh heh, heavily) in my decision to post it.

ANYWAYS.  Now that we've established I was hugely pregnant five years ago today, I can get to the point of this post.  Which is that my baby boys are turning five years old tomorrow.  Five!!!!!!

How can this be?

How is it possible to go from this...


...to this...


...in just five short years?  If somebody can explain it to me, I'm all ears.



Holly Ann said...

Gosh, I know!!!! My twins just turned four on Dec. 31st and I am still trying to wrap my head around it!! Oh, and I was most certainly a WHALE when I was pregnant with them so I know the feeling you're talking about on that note as well.

MelissaKell said...

Happy birthday to the boys! Wow, 5! Hope they have a great day!

Anonymous said...

They are just all cuteness those two!

Jen said...

I have no idea how it happens but it does.

It just does.

wonderchris said...

So sweet...happy birthday boys!!

P.S. - Ashley lodged in the drum...just adorable.

Emily said...

What a whirlwind! Thanks for taking us along for the ride. Happy Birthday to your boys!

Barbara Manatee said...

I keep trying to request the Kid Manual from the manufacturer so I can hit the "Off" or "Pause" button on my kids, but I haven't had any luck.

Such SUPER adorable boys!

PS...It took me FOREVER to realize you were even IN that picture - I just saw Ashley and thought you'd accidentally posted the wrong picture since I didn't see YOU anywhere! ha!

Danae said...

I haven't figured it out yet and I have one "little" girl turning 9 in a month and a half! Your boys are certainly very cute, and I think every mom of twins can sympathize with feeling like a whale those last couple of months!

Laura said...

Happy 5th Birthday boys!!! Hope you all have an awesome day!
When you figure out how to slow time down, let me know :-P

Shelagh said...

Happy 5th birthday to your very handsome boys! I can relate to that gargantuan pregnancy feeling so well. It seems like just yesterday that I was HUGE with babies, but my twins are turning 6 years old next month! Time flies...

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

5 years!!!! Love it!

Yes, you were gargantuan, but weren't all of us twin Mamas that big? I was pushing 200 pounds and couldn't walk! UGH!