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2 Months PP belly. Hate it, but will learn to love it. (Anonymous)

July 23, 2012

I was 16 when I got pregnant had my sweet little 8 pounds and 7 ounce baby boy after 40 long weeks of pregnancy at age 17! Im 5 foot 7 inches and 147 before i got pregnant at the end of my pregnancy i was a whooping 193!! I now weigh 172. And i know it’s only been two months but it’s hard for me to love my body at such a young age. However I wouldn’t take my son back for anything! I just need a confidence boost that hopefully maybe my belly will look better? My belly button is STILL sticking out…will that go back in? The first two pictures is me in my bikini right before i got pregnant. And the next 3 are 2 months after pregnancy, but the last one is me and my wonderful gift from God!

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16 Responses to “2 Months PP belly. Hate it, but will learn to love it. (Anonymous)”

  1. MJ Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    :) my tummy looks like yours except I think mine go up higher on my tummy almost touch my boobs… And my hips/sides are full of sm but they have faded a lot and I don’t mind them really they happened 6.5 years ago and three kids later they are still there lol! I’ve got them bad on my inner thighs and back of legs and even in my calves!! I do wish my tummy was as flat as yours especially 2 months later wow you go girl!

  2. leah Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I hate to tell you but no your belly button will likely not go back in…it may have to be surgically altered and yes they do wonderful jobs, with that said, give it time, your only 17! Im 10 years older and have had 3 kids, so I will let you know your belly will probably go back to normal, you have the bonus of being tall which make us tall girls blessed in the after baby belly department, trust me ;)
    give it about a year and eat well you should be flat again by a year.peace.

  3. shannon Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    First off, when I opened your last picture my thought was “wow…she is gorgeous!!!”. You are absolutely beautiful! You look so happy with your adorable baby boy. I got pregnant with my 1st son at 19 and had him at 20. My body changed big time (I am 5’2″, started at 110 and got up to about 155). I got stretch marks EXACTLY like yours. They will fade big time. You already have an amazingly flat stomach (seriously). I had my 2nd son when I was 22 (they were both cesareans). I still have weight to lose (I am 125) and I am 3 years pp. You honestly look great, and it will only get better. Enjoy that adorable baby!

  4. Jaylyn Says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I had my baby when I was 19. I looked just like this after. I just want you to know they do get better. The red fades with time. The marks don’t go away but the redness goes away so they do look better after a while.

  5. amber H Says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    momma your only two m pp- those stretchies will fade and your tummy will shrink more. your son is beautiful and so are you!!

    blessed and tortured

  6. Tiffany Says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Its finally on here! Yay! Haha I’m 4 months pp now! And I weigh maybe 158. It’s a slow process but hopefully I’ll get back! Of course my belly button is still sticking out! Lol but that’s so sweet of you Shannon! I certainly do love my little boy! He’s getting so smart and it’s so fun watching them learn new things! I vote everyone has babies! They are just amazing (: I think they might be fading a bit I might have to do an update and see of you all think so! I can never tell

  7. Maira Says:
    July 27th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    first of all i am so sorry for the stretch marks disturbing you and since i have them too i sometimes think mother nature is not fair to us women. If a woman is able to give birth then she should also have a body which is able to stretch without getting “destroyed”.

    But that wasn’t what i wanted to tell you in first place. I saw your last picture and saw a gorgeous mommy with a beautiful baby. Thats what most of us will see, so please be proud and enjoy your sweet baby. This site helps me alot so thanks for sharing!

  8. shannon Says:
    July 27th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Maira: I understand what you are saying about stretch marks (I used to feel the same way), but I do not agree.

    I have them JUST like Tiffany (I also have them on my boobs, butt and thighs). I got them from my 1st pregnancy. I was 20 when I had him…so I was so sad my body changed so much…but I was more sad that my son was so sick (he was born with a rare syndrome). When he was 19 months old he passed away. I then realized that I could lose all of his pictures, clothes and videos…but I will ALWAYS have these marks (the physical proof that I carried my miracle).

    Stretch marks are a blessing…moms that lose their babies would love to have them…

  9. sam Says:
    August 1st, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    All I see is a beautiful momma and baby!

  10. Tiffany Says:
    August 2nd, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Shannon- I couldnt imagine what you went through! i wouldnt make it if anything happend to my sweet boy. You made a beautiful point there and it should make us thankful for them in some ways. Even though in the back of my mind i think “im just 18″ and i hate that my body looks this way which i mean they are going away in color, but it’s still got the wrinkly skin :( I know that these are all worth my son! and every mom should think that way. i do have my days where i get upset about them but i get over it. I wanna share something it’s a picture i found but i’ll just share the quote which should make us feel better “Amarkd for every breath you took every blink every sleepy yawn one for every time you sucked your thumb waved hello closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness one for every dream you dreamed inside me.It isnt very pretty anymore some may even say its ugly thats ok. It was your home it was where i grew to love youwhere i laid my hand as i dreamed about who you were and who you would be it held you until my arms could and for that i will always find something beautiful in it” thats for our stretchies. and nobody sees them with clothes on mommas (:

  11. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    August 2nd, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Tiffany, that poem is by Cassie Fox who has been involved in SOAM on more than one occasion. :)

  12. Trish Says:
    August 24th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I think you have a seperation of your abdominal muscles its pretty common my doctor said I will need to do exercises after birth to help heal them before doing any real exercise. It is called something diastisis? I still think you look damn good for 2 months pp AND only being 16. My roomie had twins at 15 and you should see what havoc that did to her body

  13. Tiffany Says:
    September 2nd, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I do! Its diastasis recti! How do you work on making it close and how did you know I had it? Lol mines pretty bad separated!

  14. Tiffany Says:
    September 2nd, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    And I’m 18 now! (: lol I was 16 wheb I found out I was preggo! :P

  15. Sarah Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    You look great for only being 2 months postpartum!

    I was 16 when I found out I was pregnant, and 17 when my son was born, too. He’s almost 7 now, and the tummy stretch marks have largely faded to skin tone, and the shiny, smooth texture has faded too. I do still have a small pooch, which I will likely always have, but for the record, my skin has very poor elasticity, so much of that had to do my with my genetics.

    Anyway, I can certainly relate to the difficulty of dealing with such a change to your body at such a young age. It’s tough, I know, and I’m sorry. But you are absolutely beautiful, as is your little man! I wish you the best of luck, mama!

  16. Karnisha Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    omg, i look exactly like this and i was 16 when i had my baby aswell but i am turning 17 in december. do you have a facebook page ? i thought i was the only one.

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