On November 2, photographer Hayley Garnett welcomed her beautiful twin girls – Ramona Bronx and Ruby Lee – into the world.
A week later, her toddler son, Archer, had a question about her post-baby body.
Noticing the marks across her stomach, where his sisters had once been, he asked, “what’s wrong with your belly?”
Unashamed of the lines that meant she had grown and delivered two healthy babies, Hayley had the perfect response.
“I told him that all of my babies leave marks on my belly so I never forget that I grew them in my body all on my own and that they exist earth-side with me now!” she shared on Instagram.
"A forever reminder, whether I'm truly confident having these marks or not, it's no doubt a testament to the miracles my body has made."
Hayley shared her story on the Love What Matters Facebook page, adding that her experience carrying twins was "so much different" than when she was pregnant with her son.
"I was on meds for nausea the entire time, I grew so quickly that it felt like my belly was literally ripping apart and for the last month it was just hard to move myself around," she said.
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"Mentally, I was also struggling because I wasn't sure how my son would take to having two babies needing our attention, when it was always just the three of us.