Tiny mom poses with her baby twins who weigh 21 pounds each
Mom said: "All babies are different. They all grow at a different pace, mine just happen to be growing very quickly."
By Fiona Jackson via SWNS
A tiny mom has caused a stir on social media after posing with her seven-month-old twins, who weigh a massive 21 pounds each.
Alexis LaRue, 22, can't believe how fast her twin girls, Camila and Elena, are growing as they have already tripled their birth weight.
The mom posted a TikTok video of her weighing and measuring her babies to prove that they really are as big as they look and that she's not editing her videos.
The response has been overwhelming.
One video of her holding her twins went viral and now has over 46 million views.
Alexis, from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota said: "It’s funny because when I posted that video, I didn’t think much of it.
"I actually didn’t think my babies were that big until I started reading all of the comments."
Alexis was a svelte 108lbs and 5’3" before she became pregnant, but at 38 weeks along she'd ballooned to 180lbs.
She gave birth to her baby girls in March with Camila arriving at 9:52am weighing 6lbs 6oz, and Elena one minute later at 6lbs 7oz.
Now, at nearly seven months old, they have already tripled their birth weight at almost 21lbs each.
Alexis said: "They just really seem to enjoy trying new foods.
"Whenever I am eating something, they always stare at me as if they’re waiting for me to give them some."
Alexis was 21 when she found out she was pregnant with fiancé Leo Mejia, 23, and was overjoyed.
"My one goal in life was to be a mom so I was incredibly excited it was coming true.
"I was only six weeks along when I had my first ultrasound and we saw two little sacs on the screen.
"Not having any twins in our families, I was completely shocked, but I was also so excited."
"In the twin community, it’s pretty normal to expect babies around 5lbs or less.
"I had already bought preemie-sized clothes for the twins, as I thought they were going to be very small."
Camila and Elena are eating 6oz of baby formula every couple of hours, and have just started moving on to solids.
Dad Leo is 5'11", so the fact the twins have shot to 2'5" in just over half a year has come as no surprise to the family.
"They are both at the top of the percentiles for weight and height," said Alexis.
"I do find myself having to buy them new clothes quite frequently - they are very fast growers."
As soon as the twins were born, Alexis started making videos with them for her TikTok account, @themejiafamily when bored at home.
She said: "Their pediatrician has not had any concerns about their sizes, they are simply very fast growers."
"If there is one thing I would like everyone to know, it is to remember that all babies are different.
"They all grow at a different pace, mine just happen to be growing very quickly.
"They are very healthy, happy, and full of personality.
"Always remember to be kind."
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