A new mum has told of the unusual reaction she faced after sharing a video of her holding her twin girls online.
Alexis LaRue, 22, went viral after posing with her seven-month-old twins, with viewers left stunned at their size.
She was accused of overfeeding the girls – who are both 21lbs – and had to share a video of her weighing her babies to prove their size.
Alexis, from Minneapolis–Saint Paul in Minnesota, USA, weighed 108lbs (49kg) and 5’3″ before she became pregnant, but at 38 weeks along she’d increased to 180lbs (82kg).
She gave birth to her baby girls in March with Camila arriving at 9:52 am weighing 6lbs 6oz and Elena one minute later at 6lbs 7oz.
Now, at nearly seven months old, the cute tots 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 mum so I was incredibly excited it was coming true,” she added. “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.”
The stay-at-home mum added: “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.
“However, with the combined weight of almost 13lbs, the girls went straight into newborn and have been growing very rapidly since.”