I'm 36 weeks with twins tomorrow (woohoo) and have recently been thinking about how much I want my "normal" body back. I want to be able to move without pelvic pain, run, go up stairs, not feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my lap, and participate in life the way I did before. And then I started thinking about how my body will look, and now I'm getting a little depressed.
I've been looking at twin mom bodies in the Shape of a Mother website (http://theshapeofamother.com/category/twins/) and there is so much variation, there's no telling what will happen post babies. I was thin before and my skin is about maxed out right now - the NST nurses and ultrasound techs always comment on how shiny and stretched it is. I've gained 50lbs but almost all of it is belly. I'm thinking I am going to have a lot of loose skin. I also understand that the ab muscles separate, which I am guessing is happening to me just based on the size of my belly.
I'm curious, based on your experiences, if anything helped get some semblance of normal back? How long did it take? Did you use a belly binder, and which one? Did you have a c-section? Can anyone tell me about diastasis recti (how do you know if you have it, should you see a doctor?). Any other words of wisdom? How did you come to accept the changes in your body?
(I have to say, I'm okay with stretch marks, I'm mostly thinking about sagging skin and this idea of my insides sloshing around due to the separation of the ab muscles)