Though she herself is a twin, actress Tia Mowry is super relieved that she is not having twins. In a blog post for Parenting magazine, the mom-to-be shares her pregnancy experiences and talks about looking forward to giving birth in early July.
Sharing my pregnancy with my twin is the coolest thing in the world. Tamera actually gets to live through me vicariously. For example, she now knows what SHE will look like, when she decides to have a baby. That is a treat within itself! I mean, lets be real, growing up, I think all women find themselves standing in front of a mirror with a pillow under our shirts wondering what we would look like if we ever got knocked up, just for kicks and giggles. Well, not Tamera—she just has to look at me!
In addition, my sister seems to already be in love with my son, just as much as I am. [I think she secretly thinks my son is her son, too!] I mean, twins share everything, right? She is always kissing, rubbing, patting, and hugging my belly. She is addicted to the belly! Sometimes, it can be a little bit much—but hey—she gets a pass. She is my twin after all, and she is going to be a great aunt.
I have been very honest with her about my pregnancy and its experiences, and now she tells me that I am a good source of birth control! I find it funny how I happen to be the first twin to go through everything. Marriage, and now a baby. So, the plus side to all of this, is that she gets to see what it is like—before she decides to dive in.
With that said, I am so relieved I am not having twins. I tell my mother almost every day I can’t believe she was able to carry all that extra weight. Having one baby kick you in the ribs is one thing, but two!? Additionally, I am extremely hormonal now with one baby, so could you image double the hormones? That spells double trouble already. To add to the pot of extra hormones, instead of breast feeding one, you are breastfeeding for two, bathing two, hearing two babies cry at the same time, you get the picture. That’s a lot of work! Now knowing what my mother went through times two, I give her so much credit. I give ALL moms credit! We are strong, beautiful, and wonderfully-made human beings.Read More