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11 Months Postpartum/ Mother of Two (Irie Mama)

November 23, 2010

I got pregnant when I was sixteen and had my first child at the age of 17. I was so unprepared for what pregnancy was going to do to my body! I ended up gaining 50 pounds in a short period of time and I have stretch marks EVERYWHERE! On my stomach, Big ones on my hips, the sides of my thighs and all over my breasts and butt! Ah the things we sacrifice for our children. I don’t really even mind the stretch marks I have! I am a little proud of them but I wish I didn’t have so many! The thing that I am really dissappointed with is my breasts. They used to be so beautiful and my areolas were small and they weren’t as saggy. I breastfed both of my children. I got pregnant again at 19 and had my son at 20. I breastfed him for a much longer time then my daughter and it did a toll on my breasts. I know one day I’ll probably choose to get a tummy tuck or maybe even a breast lift because I feel that I will never be happy until I look better. But for now, my husband loves me the way I am!

Prepregnancy weight: 128
First pregnancy weight-178
Post pregnancy weight-127
Second pregnancy weight-160
Post pregnancy weight-138

My daughter is 3 and a half and my son is 1.

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16 Responses to “11 Months Postpartum/ Mother of Two (Irie Mama)”

  1. Kat Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 9:00 am

    A tummy tuck? Seriously?? You look perfect! Your butt n legs are awesome!! Congrats on your babies :)

  2. Anna Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 9:02 am

    o my gosh you look terrific! i have only had one child, and altough i am back to my pre preg weight and size, i am worried about what the next child will do, but you are an inspiration.

  3. evoo Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 10:44 am

    wow. if you got stretch marks, they’re long gone in these pics! you look great. and you’re only a year post from your second. you look so good! congrats mama!

  4. josie Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 10:50 am

    umm you look hot and could so wear a bikini after 2 kids, which not many can say…really dear, you look awesome, no need for a tummy tuck one bit!!!

  5. Mary V Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 11:18 am

    You look fantastic! Sorry your so down on your body, because it is AMAZING! Congratulations on your babies!

  6. Olivia Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I am not quite sure what you are thinking they will tuck? Any less of a stomach and you would be inverted. Cut yourself some slack, you look gorgeous. Perhaps the pics are too low res but I see nary a stretchmark in sight. Are you still breastfeeding? My breasts looked similar to yours after I weaned my first, apparently it takes a good 6 months for them to go back to normal after weaning.

  7. proudmama Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    You look better than I did pre-baby. Seriously you look great and you definitely don’t need any kind of surgery. Like others said, you don’t have anything to tuck. Congrats on the two babies!

  8. KatieM Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    You look great!! Definitely no tummy tuck needed!!

  9. Nina Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I hope with time you can see what we see, an awesome body!!!!! You do not need a tummy tuck at all. Enjoy your lovely little ones :)

  10. Mrs.Petunia Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    No tummy tuck for you! You have a lovely stomach and the surgery would leave a long totally unnecessary scar. I would like to believe any surgeon you consulted would talk some sense to you but I fear he/she would be swayed by the though of money and would actually encourage you in this misguided quest. Read and repeat, “I don’t need surgery, I don’t need surgery!”. I also think your breasts are great and look very womanly. You really and truly have nothing to worry about. You’re a stunner.

  11. Colleen Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Hahaha I had the exact same thought as Olivia–what in the world would you “tuck”? Your stomach looks awesome!

    I understand the saggy breasts, though. I went from a 32F to a 34H, and now I’m back in my old bras (weaned at 13 months) but I have to pull the girls up and kind of tuck them in when I put my bra on. You might not have the perky breasts of a teenager but yours have done amazing things! They nourished life! What 16-year-old (non-mother) can say hers have done that?! Also, this is going to sound weird but your areolas are nice and light–they might be bigger, but they didn’t get super-dark. I had never considered that until somebody made the same comment on one of my posts.

    I think you look great, and I hope you find the confidence to believe me some day :)

  12. Shannon Says:
    November 24th, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Wait…what stretch marks? and tuck what???

  13. SAM Says:
    November 24th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Girl, you look AMAZING. Period. No buts, ifs. You look frickin’ great. Don’t compare yourself to your younger self — you’ll never look like that again. Kids do permanently change a woman’s body – but not necessarily for the worst. I think you look womanly. I don’t see anything bad about you anywhere, not your breasts or your belly. The stretchmarks will lighten with time, maybe rub some Vitamin E oil on them daily, that will help. No surgery!! Wait two more years, look in the mirror again, and I hope you see what everyone here sees – a rockin’ mom of 2 kids, holy crap!

  14. Sarah P. Says:
    November 26th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    You have a beautiful body. You need to be way more confident in yourself. :)

  15. Diane Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    You look amazing! I dont even see any stretch marks, even after two kids your amazing! Congrats by the way!

  16. L Says:
    February 11th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    You look um fabulous! !! Great agree i agree with pp what can they tuck? Blobs look great I have small ones got up to D when nursing and back to small B. I would be happy with a little more on top little less on my tummy lol.

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