Last month, Lorraine “Pumpkin” Shannon welcomed the twins through a C-section with her husband, Josh Ifard.
The parents of four children were very calm about this pregnancy and still could not confirm, well, something including the birth.
However, Lorraine knew it would not be a secret forever.
Just a few months before welcoming her newborns, she opened her baby bump for an inspirational photoshoot with her sister and others.
In February 2022, Lorraine joined her sister, Alana Thompson, and Jessica Shannon for a photoshoot.
They were not the only participants who emptied their torsos for body-positive projects.
Photographer Kelly Leverett wanted to help show that not all companies like them on Instagram, or even look at them.
“I believe every woman is beautiful,” Kelly Leverett said in a statement In touch weekly.
“And bringing awareness about the positivity of the body,” he continued.
Kelly explains: “So that women can feel empowered and comfortable on their own skin.”
Many of the photos featured in our included TikTok and Instagram videos show these local women in their bras and underwear.
There are also single pictures, where the women involved hold the symptoms, explaining how they feel about their bodies.
“My body looks like this,” explains Lorin’s mark, “because I’m a mother.”
Jessica’s sign confirms: “There is no competition because no one can be mine.”
Meanwhile, Alana scolds: “If only I had her ass.”
The signs were written before the photoshoot, meaning the models were brought into that space.
Less than three months after the photoshoot, Lorraine was no longer pregnant.
On May 19, she underwent a C-section to remove twins, a boy and a girl.
The newborn girl weighed six pounds, which is the average weight. The boy weighed five pounds, four ounces, just below the average range.
Most importantly, the children and Lorraine are healthy and well.
A C-section is a big operation, and giving birth to twins is no small thing.
Fortunately, she gave birth in a hospital that specializes in high-risk births.
Lorraine and Josh didn’t actually discuss any of this, as we mentioned earlier.
They did not confirm the birth of their twin children or that Lorraine was pregnant.
Perhaps the revelation of this photoshoot will change that, but Lorraine certainly deserves her privacy.
It could be that the family is hoping to promote it on the show, Mama June: The Road to Redemption.
Reality TV Families are also known to keep things secret when filming life events from relationships to pregnancies.
The long turnaround time (a good part of one year on average) between reality television filming and broadcasting means that there is plenty of time for news to be leaked.
Lorraine and Josh didn’t touch the news of the pregnancy, but Mama June did.
He did not confirm or deny that Lorraine was pregnant, but simply admitted that the last thing he needed was another child for his 22-year-old daughter.
That, of course, is true. Lorraine became a mother at a very young age, but she was still a child when June herself had her first child. Generation change is sometimes slow.