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2nd Baby 12 weeks PP, I Hate My Body! (2nd Time Mom)

June 24, 2009

I was 18 when I got pregnant with my first and gave birth when I was 19, and then when I had just turned 21 I became pregnant again, and Just gave birth in March. My baby is 12 weeks old. She weighed 8 lbs 2 oz I am breastfeeding and doing Wii Fit to try and get back in to shape but these stretch marks are very depressing!! At my highest pregnancy weight I was 192, and 2 weeks after I gave birth I was 158 and I have gained 10 lbs back so I am at about 168. My goal is to be 145, but that is a long term goal. It has taken a lot to submit this, so please be nice!

1st pic is pre pregnancy, about 6 months before.
2nd pic is the night I went in to labor with my 2nd
3rd pic is 2 days pp
4th pic is 12 weeks pp
5th is 12 weeks pp

~Your Age: 22
~Number of pregnancies and births: 4 pregnancies, 2 births
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: almost 3 years and 12 weeks

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14 Responses to “2nd Baby 12 weeks PP, I Hate My Body! (2nd Time Mom)”

  1. Kit Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Honestly? For 12 weeks pp you look incredible. Really! Your stomach has just popped back and although you’ve got a few stretch marks you really don’t have many and they’ll fade to nothing in time. What I will say (and what everyone else will say too) is that you HAVE to be kinder to yourself. 12 weeks in is nothing. I know it feels like forever and that you’ll aways be like this, but your body spent 9 months getting to the size it got the night before you gave birth, so you’ve got to be kind to it and yourself and allow it time to get back. You look fantastic already and I can absolutely guarantee you that another three months from now you’ll look even better.

    It took me a year to get my body back to how it was. That sounds a huge amount of time, but it was a year of steady and slow progress, where every week I improved. My stomach was a disaster zone at 3 months pp (I had twins so you can imagine how interesting it all looked….) but now you honestly wouldn’t be able to tell. I’ve got my ab lines back and although there are a few tiny changes they are nothing.

    Give yourself time. Congratulate yourself on looking AMAZING 12 weeks pp (really, you do) and just be reassured that it’s just going to continue to improve. Push that pram everywhere you can and make sure you slather that tummy with oil and you’ll see huge improvements.

    You’ve got a beautiful body and although I know it’s hard to come to terms with the changes post pregnancy, take heart from the fact that they’re not final. This is your body winding down from 9 months of growth and nurturing. It’s doing it’s best and, from the pictures you’ve posted, it’s doing really, really well.

  2. Mary Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    You look great! I had a baby in March too, so I know how you feel, esp now that it is summer! Keep up the work if you are not happy with your body, it will pay off. I have the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, it is AMAZING! Good luck, and remember; it takes time!

  3. kerry Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    How tall are you?? You do not look like 168 at all! I think you look amazing for only 12 weeks pp, especially for this being your second pregnancy! And your stretchmarks are so minimal! I’m covered! I know we always think are bodies are worse then they actually are though… so I think it’s terrific you are submitting your photos here, its a place to get encouragement and support! By the way, your pregnant belly is so beautiful! Remember it took 40 weeks for your body to get where it is, so at 12 weeks no one is going to look like they did before such a journey! Give yourself some time hon!

  4. Jo Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I think you look fantastic. You are only 12 weeks post-partum – give yourself a break please. I am also a second time mum and I am only not finally loosing some of my 2nd baby fat and I am 10 months post-partum. Your tummy is almost flat already! Best exercise is getting out with bubs in the pram. I have a double pram and live on a hill and find pushing them both up the hill has helped a little – that and not having much time to eat (haha). You barely have any stretch marks and they will fade alot. I have a 12 scar running down my belly so trust me a few little marks aren’t much to contend with. Enjoy your kids and trust me you will reach your goal in your body’s own good time :)

  5. shannon Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    i am also 22…first baby 2 1/2 would have been years old (he passed away at 19 months), 2nd baby 2 months old, both cesarean…I am under cesareans “5 weeks pp 2nd baby”…you look so amazing, you really do!!

  6. Molly Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Frankly, I think you look amazing and I hope to look like that after I have a baby! Keep doing Wii fit (i love wii fit, it’s so fun).

    You really do look good, especially after only twelve weeks. Don’t be too hard on yourself! you are beautiful <3

  7. Summer Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Girl you look fine! You’re stomach is better than mine 17 months postpartum!! Your stretch marks will fade, and your stomach looks really good!
    You’re beautiful.

  8. Beth Says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    You look amazing for 12 weeks! Don’t worry the stretch marks will fade with time.

  9. Tania Says:
    June 27th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Ok. Seriously? I was expecting something so horrendous and your PP belly looks like mine… though I haven’t even had a child yet!!! :(

    So stop the whinning. You look great.

  10. Jesi Says:
    June 28th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I also gave birth in march… and your stomache looks absolutely amazing. fabulous. I can’t believe how nice it is, very slim sillouette. You look incredable. YOu weigh 168?! i weigh 145 and your belly looks 10 times better than mine. Please appreciate your quick recovery. some of us have not been so lucky.

  11. Lindsey Says:
    June 28th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Your story is just like mine!!! The age you got pregnant, your end of pregnancy weight and everything. My son is 10 months, and with simply breastfeeding and eating right I started shedding the pounds (when he was about five months). Up until then I was 170lbs and today I am 132lbs, keep up the good work, you look AMAZING!

  12. Tasha Says:
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    You look beautiful! Actually you look better than me prior to being pregnant! And don’t focus on the weight, as long as your healthy thats all that matters (after all it looks like its all in the boobs).

  13. QJ Says:
    January 20th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    You look really good. I am 12 weeks pospartum too and I STILL look pregnant! My belly is round and sticks out like a pregnant woman’s belly and it is also really squishy, so when I sit down it turns into a hundred rolls! Your stomach is almost flat already. And you’ve got some nice boobs. You should be proud to look so good already… I’m jealous. And those stretch marks will fade.

  14. tish Says:
    November 13th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Get a derma roller. I gotm ine from ebay for $6. It will erase your stretch marks! I got 1.5mm for deep stretch marks. Miner were much worse than yours and now almost gone. My stomach looks like a 80 year olds and I’m only 24. Had first at 19 second at 21 and third at 23. your stomach will flatten out. i suggest the tupler technique and a belly splint for 6 weeks. now i just need a fix for creepy saggy skin. ANYONE?

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