A petite mother from Minnesota has taken TikTok by ѕtoгm with videos of her carrying her “chunky” twin babies, who, at seven months old, already weigh 21 lbs. each. Alexis LaRue, a 22-year-old mother, welcomed her identical twin daughters, Camila and Elena, in March. Although they were born weighing just 6 lbs. 7 oz. each, they have quickly tripled in size.
Due to Alexis’ petite stature, standing at 5’3″ and weighing 116.4 lbs., it becomes quite a comedic sight when she carries both babies at the same time.
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While Alexis’ fiancé, Leo Mejia, who stands at 5’11”, is taller than her, Alexis did not expect her babies to be so big.
In the twin community, it is typical to expect babies weighing around 5 lbs. or less. Alexis had already purchased premature-sized clothes, anticipating that her babies would be very small.
However, with a сomЬіпed weight of almost 13 lbs., the girls quickly outgrew those clothes and have been growing rapidly since then. They now fall into the 98th percentile for height and wear clothes designed for 12- to 18-month-olds.
Despite their size, Alexis’s twins are healthy and thriving. Their pediatrician has not expressed any сoпсeгпѕ about their sizes, acknowledging that they are simply fast growers. Alexis is confident that her babies are receiving the right amount of milk and emphasizes that they are happy and healthy, which is all that matters.
Although most commenters on TikTok are supportive, some have made rude comments about the babies’ size. However, Alexis chooses not to let those comments affect her. She believes that some people just have big babies and remains foсᴜѕed on her babies’ well-being.
The videos of Alexis juggling her twins have garnered millions of views on TikTok, and she continues to share her experiences as a mother of two beautiful, healthy girls.