Mum of Two Pregnant with 5 Babies Shares the Highs & Lows of Her Pregnancy

A 26-year-old Australian mum-of-two girls, Kim Tucci, 26, fell pregnant with quintuplets naturally while trying for a boy and last child with hubby to complete their family. Now 29 weeks along, the soon to be mother-of-seven says she is force feeding herself 6,000 calories a day and visiting the bathroom 12 times per night.

In a heartwarming post titled ‘Pushing Through’ shared on her blog, Surprised by Five, Kim shares the highs and lows of carrying 5 babies at once. Read below:

Pushing Through

It’s getting harder as each day passes to push through the pain, every part of my body aches and sleeping is becoming very painful. No amount of pillows are helping support my back and belly. Sometime i get so upset that I just want to throw my hands up and give in!

Mummy guilt has kicked up a level! I’m trying to get through all the pain just on Panadol alone if I can help it, I can’t bare the thought of any drugs passing through to my babies. Sometimes my pelvis becomes so stiff I can barely walk and my hips feel like they are grinding away constantly.

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I’m finding it hard to eat as I basically have no room left in my stomach and the way it is positioned it’s pushed all the way back with the babies leaning against it. During a Quintuplet pregnancy Its recommended that I be taking in 6000 calories a day!! I’m struggling to eat and force feed myself leaving me with reflux for hours. I can’t tolerate a lot of dairy and I can’t keep protein drinks down, I’m starting to loose weight when I really need to be gaining it.

My skin on my belly is so stretched its painful and hot to touch, it literally feels like I have hives!! No amount of cream helps relieve the discomfort. I have a lot of stretch marks now, dealing with such a huge change in my body is hard. My husband always reminds me I should wear my stripes with pride and that I should be proud of them and what my body has achieved. Without him I would have broken down along time ago people always ask how am I so calm about everything, he is my reason.

Is it all worth it? Yes!!!! I will keep pushing through ?

At 24 weeks, the expecting mum who is carrying four girls and a boy, had a beautiful beach photo shoot shot by photographer, Erin Elizabeth, which went viral.

Kim said, ‘I have only just really embraced this pregnancy and what it will mean for my family, the last few days has been a reality check that it’s all really happening! It’s hard to accept life will change forever and my small family will be HUGE all in one hit.’
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