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I'm I crazy to go ahead with my tummy tuck with only two weeks of help when I have 2 year old twin boys?

  • Nervousnellymom
  • Newmarket, ON
  • 3 years ago

I am having my surgery on July 14th! The nerves are really starting to kick in now. I am 34, 5'4", and weight 124 pounds. I workout at least 5 days a week for two hours. I have been working hard to get my body back after having twin boys almost two years ago. I also have terrible stretch marks and a hernia that started with my daughter 5 years ago. I am really excited for the end result but so nervous about my kids. I am a stay at home mom so they are use to me running the show. I did have my mom willing to help for as long as needed but a few days ago she fell and fractured her neck (she will be ok in time). So she can no longer help! I have managed to get about 2 weeks of help bit after that I will mostly be on my own. Anyone of you had to take care of young kids after two weeks post-op? My twins are good climbers so I will give them step stools to get out and into their cribs and I plan to sit with them when they need some cuddle time. Any other advice? I'm I crazy to go ahead with the surgery?

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No you are not crazy but I can sympathize. I had my tummy tuck and mastopezy/augmentation on 6/28. I too have 1 year old twin boys plus a 3 year old. My husband has been extremely helpful as I can't lift anything over 10 pounds for 5 weeks or so. My advice would be to let them do the work for themselves. They may not be used to it but they are capable. You basically don't want to push yourself too hard or your road to recovery will just be longer. From one twin Mom to another...enjoy the new you. Good luck.

Not crazy...but just be extremely careful.  The first two weeks post op are the worst and if you have help during that time that is a plus. 

Just listen to your body and go easy for the first 4-6 weeks. 

Maybe you could hire a high school age baby sitter to come into the home during the day for weeks 2-4.  Just a thought. 

I laughed out loud when I read the comment about them being good climbers..hehe.