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Style Star Leandra Medine Is Pregnant — With Twins!

This morning The Tot — a curated baby goods site that was founded by street style stars Miroslava Duma and Nasiba Adilova — announced on their Instagram account that Leandra Medine, founder of the fashion site Man Repeller, is pregnant with twin girls.

“The first trimester felt like an alien invasion,” she told The Tot. “I was throwing up 4-5 times a day and needed to sleep about 15 hours a day. And when I was up, the best I could do was sit on my couch and stare at my wall.”

A BIG congratulations to our dear friend and newest Tot Mama, founder of @manrepeller @leandramcohen, on expecting twin girls!! We recently sat down with Leandra and chatted about this exciting new adventure and what her experience has been thus far: What it’s been like to be pregnant with twins? “The first trimester felt like an alien invasion. I was throwing up like 4/5 times a day and needed to sleep about 15 hours a day and when I was up, the best I could do was sit on my couch and stare at my wall.” What’s the biggest positive and what’s the biggest challenge that you envision? “Biggest positive: it has been a TRIP to get here — a couple failed IVF attempts, a natural pregnancy that resulted in miscarriage and so much hormone therapy but I think all of that has made me appreciate every element of pregnancy that I have experienced thus far. It’s hard to talk about the challenges because I’m so damn grateful to be here that I don’t care how difficult or uncomfortable it gets, as along as the result is a healthy pair of babies, I am satisfied.” We are thrilled for this mom to be! #totmama #totlove #momtobe #bumplife #newmom #newparents

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Medine married financier Abie Cohen in 2012, wearing a Marchesa frothy confection topped with, in true man-repelling fashion, a white motorcycle jacket and a flower wreath. Afterward, she struggled with getting pregnant; last year she wrote about her experience with a miscarriage as well as multiple failed IVF attempts on her site, concluding that “we’ll have our baby, no matter what it takes.”

It wasn’t immediately clear how far along the Jewish style star is in her pregnancy, but she’s certainly grateful: “I’m so damn grateful to be here that I don’t care how difficult or uncomfortable it gets,” she told The Tot. “As long as the result is a healthy pair of babies, I am satisfied.” One thing is for sure: her daughters will inherit the best wardrobe in New York (man-repelling be damned).

Michelle Honig is a writer at the Forward. Contact her at honig@forward.com. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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