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16 Months Postpartum (Anonymous)

September 25, 2008

This is my body now…16 months after my beautiful child was born. I weight 211 at the time of her delivery and was 170 by 1 months post partum. At 6 months post partum I was still at 170lbs. At that time I decided enough was enough. It took me several months but now Im at 123lbs, which is almost 40lbs lighter then my pre pregnacy weight. I still struggle now, eventhough I know Im slim. I breastfed my daughter for 13 months and between pregnacy and weightloss I am left with small hanging breast and a loose abdomen. As each month goes by I try to learn to love everything about myself. Its a difficult task but one Im committed 2. I want my daughter to love herself so I think the best way to do that is to teach by example. I hope she never struggles with her body image because she’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! My original submission is here.



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10 Responses to “16 Months Postpartum (Anonymous)”

  1. 3 1/2 months post partum (Anon.) | The Shape of a Mother Says:
    September 25th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    [...] Updated here. [...]

  2. Shealene Says:
    September 25th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Holy crap! You’re looking good! Way to go mommy!

  3. Berni Says:
    September 26th, 2008 at 2:26 am

    you look great! :)

  4. tamara Says:
    September 26th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    WOW!!! ur stomoach looks sooooooooo good….it just takes time thats all…i too struggle with stretch marks really bad ones…im 9 months pp and i have also realized it takes time and the “lines” are worth it everytime my little boy smiles at me…im on here too under 19 and insecure (tamara)

  5. I-dra Says:
    September 26th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    you’ve done well, mama! good job! way to inspire me, too ; )

  6. MilkMama Says:
    September 27th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Wowee! Wow! Wow! Wow! You look FANTASTIC!!! Look how much weight you’ve lost. I wouldn’t have guessed it was the same woman in both photos! Great job!!! :D

  7. Jennifer Says:
    October 10th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    How did you lose the weight?? I weighted 200 @ my sons birth and now weiht 163 ive been stuck here for one year my son will be 13 months 2morrow. YOUR BELLY LOOKS GREAT!!!!! I have saggy nasty skin I can’t even look at myself in the mirror or touch my belly. =(

  8. Jess Says:
    October 29th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    God that is a sexy belly! =) Go you

  9. sam Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    you look beautiful. i loved your sentiments about teaching your daughter to love her body too…if only we could see ourselves and others the way a mother sees her child, wouldn’t life be amazing? your little girl is blessed to have a mom who cares for her the way you do :)

  10. ash Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    You look amazing!!

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