Ramie Snodgrass, 35, from Tacoma, Washington, went from having a huge sᴡᴏʟʟᴇɴ stomach to a stunning ʙɪᴋɪɴɪ ʙᴏᴅ without dieting or working out. She ᴀᴛᴛʀɪʙᴜᴛᴇs taking care of babies Anna, Connor and Justin, along with the incredible ‘strength of the ʙᴏᴅʏ,’ as the reason behind her phenomenal physique. From regularly lifting them out of their cribs to carrying large boxes of diapers, pushing their huge stroller and more, helped her ʙᴏᴅʏ return to shape. During the pregnancy she Fᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ she would ʟᴏsᴇ her babies, as twins Connor and Justin, shared the same ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄ putting them at ʀɪsᴋ. She wants to inspire other people and other mums not to give up on the things that are important to you as a person. Ramie and her husband Brad did not have an easy pregnancy.
Dᴏctors even sᴜɢɢᴇsᴛᴇᴅ ʀᴇᴅᴜᴄɪɴɢ the pregnancy to one in ʙɪᴅ ᴛᴏ ensure survival of at ʟᴇᴀsᴛ ᴏɴᴇ of the boys. But this was not an option for the doting parents, who said that they were blessed with twins for a reason so decided to go ahead with all three children. Their leap of faith paid off and the triplet survived, with 3lb 3oz Anna arriving first, followed by Justin at 3lb 8oz and Connor at 3lb 7oz. She said: “I wish I could say my ɪɴɪᴛɪᴀʟ reaction was happiness, but I was sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ, ᴡᴏʀʀʏɪɴɢ how we would ᴀFFᴏʀᴅ and ᴍᴀɴᴀɢᴇ with three ɪɴFᴀɴᴛs. After that we realized we were given the ʙɪɢɢᴇsᴛ ᴍɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ and ʙʟᴇssɪɴɢ
Our plan was to have one baby, we didn’t use Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴀssɪsᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ, but in our ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ ɪɴɪᴛɪᴀʟʟʏ they were like, ‘There’s one, no wait there’s three. I tried running six weeks after my C-Section but found it was too ᴘᴀɪɴFᴜʟ, so I don’t work out regularly. I think having triplets has kept me slim, lifting them out of their cribs, toting big boxes of diapers, pushing their hug strollers and more is physically ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀᴏᴜs. I have a fit ʙᴏᴅʏ type, I eat very healthily, I don’t exercise regularly but I am taking care of the babies and any chance I get I like to go for walks, I don’t have anything routinely. The amount of times running up and down the stairs, picking up on baby then another begins to cry, it’s physically ᴅᴇᴍᴀɴᴅɪɴɢ.”
For Ramie, the most important difference between her during pregnancy and after pregnancy pictures was her ᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ and emotional ᴛʀᴀɴsFᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. She added: “I was sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇᴅ by the ʀᴇsᴘᴏɴsᴇ I received; to me it’s more than just a physical ʙᴏᴅʏ ᴛʀᴀɴsFᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, it’s also a ᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ and emotional one too. During the pregnancy I was so sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ of ʟᴏsɪɴɢ my babies. I am just thankful to feel like myself again and get to enjoy my time with my children. I have a lot of fun dressing them up, while I’m taking time out to be a mum it’s great to have a creative outlet and enjoy my kids. They are really spoiled in a good way and get lots of love.”