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17 Days Post-Cesarean (Anonymous)

February 18, 2014

Second pregnancy, one m/c at 16 weeks, one birth by cesarean 17 days ago, age 27, yes to media use, please post from anonymous and do not include email address.

Today I am 17 days post c section and feeling good physically. I have the sweetest, most adorable baby and couldn’t be happier as a new mom!

After having a miscarriage years ago, I wondered if I would have a child and now, sitting here next to my little precision miracle just listening to him breathe, I realize how truly blessed I am. He is a gorgeous reminder of the blessings I have been allowed in this life.

After becoming very ill, I was forced to sustain an induced labor that resulted in failure to progress due to having a small pelvis. I endured 30+ hours of labor and then was ordered to have an emergency c section. The c section news was, at the time, scary but I trusted what was happening and only wanted my little baby to be safely delivered. So, all plans dissolved and a new plan took over. I delivered via c section and life began.

It’s been crazy since he birth of my baby with trying to recover from my own personal illness plus the surgery but I feel better. The first week was awful but I forced myself forward. In fact, I was up visiting my baby in the nicu just two hours after my delivery. The days were hard and getting up was harder but I made it.

Today, I am trying to decide if my scar is healing okay. I had my staples out ten days post op and today is the 17th day since the c section. Pre pregnancy I weighed between 110-114 and on the day of delivery I was at 142. The day my staples were removed, I had lost down to 123 and today, I am at 119. My tummy has gone down but the incision has me bummed. I have always had a flat belly and now, there is a swollen like area just above the scar that makes me just cringe. I feel guilty for concerning myself with it but still cannot help it. Will this pudge above the scar ever go away?? Or do I accept this shelf like area?

Here are the current pics…

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10 Responses to “17 Days Post-Cesarean (Anonymous)”

  1. Ellie Says:
    February 18th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    You are beautiful! Congratulations, Mommy. Something I didn’t realize when I gave birth is it takes 2 years for your body to heal from birth. You had a c-section only 17 days ago, after months of pregnancy. Yes the swelling will go down but it may take some months. Enjoy your sweet baby, and try not to stress. You look great!

  2. Jo Jo Says:
    February 19th, 2014 at 3:30 am

    you look beautiful. Your stomach looks great, no stretch marks! wow. And your breasts, OMG, I would kill for your breasts, amazing, sexy, beautiful, hot!

  3. Serena Says:
    February 19th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    You do look incredible, i can’t believe you only had your baby 17 days ago!

  4. Anonymous Says:
    February 20th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    You look really lovely. Your curves are beautiful and your waist is very defined. It takes a lot of time, sometimes even longer than the pregnancy, to look more like your pre-pregnancy self. Your body will amaze you. Give it time, be kind to yourself and love your body for growing and nourishing your sweet little one.

  5. Maya Says:
    February 20th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Give your body time! You look awesome for beeing just 17 Days after giving birth. A cesarean section is a big surgery of your stomach. Your body needs time to heal. It will change, you will see. Congratulations for your baby! And by the way, if I stand there nacked like you you can see all my inner labbia, this area was getting huge and saggy. Yours look wonderful! Be thankful.

  6. Monica Says:
    February 27th, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Wow!! You are beautiful! You should be proud of how you look, especially since you just gave birth. And you even found the time to shave (I’m lucky if I get to shave once a month). Glad my hubby didn’t see this as I’m sure he would get on my case because I gave birth a while ago and don”t look half as good as you.

  7. Anonymous Says:
    March 1st, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Hey girls… Thanks so much for the positive feedback. Just seeing the comments has been a boost. I’m now eight weeks out and feeling even better. The swelling is just on and off and I’m down to 115 so I’m starting to feel like the old me. My little guy is so amazing! I am one happy momma! I got the clearance to work out last week finally and am looking forward to that. Love this website!!!

  8. Whitney Says:
    March 4th, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I’ve had four c-sections, and every time I thought, “Ahh! I’ll never look the same again!” and each time my body has returned. I also started off each pregnancy between 110-114, and though it’s taken longer each time to lose the weight and the pooch, I know I have to be patient. Give your body time to heal from major surgery!

  9. Tera Says:
    March 5th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    You are healing great!

    My scar is non existent now, it’s been 20 months, and I miss it. I wanted to hive birth naturally and have a placenta tree. That didn’t work and I had a c section and after a few months fell in live with the fine line, that was my “tree” with me forever I thought. No, it’s gone and it makes me sad.

    You look great! Sexy! There is nothing wrong with you!!!!!

  10. Luna Says:
    March 19th, 2014 at 1:29 am

    You have nothing to worry about. The scar will get better, but even as is, I think you look beautiful. Your body is beautiful and so is your scar.

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