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3 Weeks Postpartum, First Pregnancy (Anonymous)

August 27, 2008

Hi i am 16 and my son is 3 week old. When i found out i was pregnant i weighed 118, at the end of my pregnancy i was 170, Now i am back down to 140. I am almost happy with the way my belly looks, it looks a lot better than i thought it was going to. My belly size is almost back to the size it was before. But i still have loose skin when i sit down, and when i wear tight jeans my hips look pretty big. The other thing i am still working on is my stretch marks. I got them very bad. Also even tho my belly is almost back to the size it used to be, i am now in size 9 as i was in size 5 before pregnancy. Even tho i am a teen mom please don’t judge me. I know there are some girls who don’t know who the babys father is, or they don’t support their child at all. Well i am NOT one of those teens at all. I have been with the same guy 3 years. I took very good care of my self during my pregnancy, and now i have a healthy beautiful baby boy. I got lucky and i have a lot of help from my parents and my boyfriends parents. Every one is really supportive of us. I wouldn’t change anything for the world!!

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20 Responses to “3 Weeks Postpartum, First Pregnancy (Anonymous)”

  1. Shealene Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Sweety, NO ONE is going to judge you on this site. There’s plenty of other teen moms on here…this is just a place for everyone to get together and “let their hair down”. And by the way, LOOKIN GOOD!!! And you little boy is a cutie, look at them dimples!!!

  2. Lela Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    You look great! And what a sweet baby. Congratulations

  3. Paula Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 5:10 pm


    I think you’re so beautifull and your son is gorgeous.

    Who would judge you? For being a mother?

    I was a mother at 18, wasn’t at 16 because my baby died. And we’re not less a mother.

    You are a beautifull girl and you seem very mature.


  4. Tamara KNepp Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    hey girl u rock that belly button ring!! i want my done again…but yea ur def my twin…my belly looks exact the same…but ur still a hot mamma u go girl

  5. Healthnut Mama Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Great dimples on your little guy! You will be back in a 5 in no time!

  6. Natalie Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    DEFINITELY not going to judge! Some of the very best mothers I know were teen moms. Things happen that no one can plan for, and I really admire people who are able to stand up to the challenge!

  7. Kristin Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Awwww he’s so cute! :)

    What kind of people judge mother’s by age?! It’s quality over quantity mind you.

    You had such a beautiful pregnant belly and you are beautiful as ever. Good luck with everything :)

  8. Amanda Says:
    August 29th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    No one on here is going to judge you regardless of your situation. Although I feel some of your comments were inappropriate, unnecessary, and actually judgmental. Just because someone might not know who their child’s father does not influence their personal ability to parent as a mother. As with the comments about father’s who do not support their children. A father’s ability to support or his choice to not support his child does not influence a mother’s ability to parent their child. Of course, money and support of the child’s father is always helpful it is not the defining factor of a good mother. The duration of time before becoming pregnant is also irrelevant. There are couples who have been together; some even married for many years before having a child and the father (or spouse) has decided to leave/not support the child. Then there are also couples who have been together for very short periods who both successfully parent a happy healthy child.

    I guess to sum up what I am trying to say here is this is a very non-judgmental community and in your attempts to defend your situation you effectively passed judgment on other groups of mothers.

  9. Melissa Says:
    August 31st, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Your stomach looks almost exactly like mine. It’s been hard for me to see other women who haven’t gotten a single stretch mark or saggy skin from their pregnancies. Thank you for putting your pictures up. It makes me feel a bit more normal again.

  10. Mum2Four Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Amen Amanda, agree with you 110%!

  11. MilkMama Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    What a beautiful baby boy!!! God bless you.

    And I agree with everyone here. Nobody here is going to be judgmental. We’re all mothers doing the best we can. ;)

  12. Tiffany Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Your stomach looks almost EXACTLY like mine 3 weeks pp. The stretchmarks are just like mine in the same places and shape. Be proud of them though, You created a beautiful baby and the marks are your badge of honor.

  13. Stephanie Says:
    September 5th, 2008 at 7:59 am

    You have a beautiful baby…I want to say thank you to all of you ladies on here who say that you are supportive of a mother at any age…And to the mommy, I was 17 when I got pregnant with my daughter and 18 when I had her…there will always be people who judge you for one reason or another…My oldest daughter just turned 10 yesterday and is a beautiful, healthy, and happy child!!! Age has nothing to do with love…

  14. Ashley Says:
    September 5th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I do not judge teen moms…things happen, and everything happens for a reason!! You and him are beautiful!! Wish the best for you and your lil one!

  15. Tara Says:
    September 18th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    what a happy looking little fella!!

  16. roslynd Says:
    October 9th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    you are looking great!!
    i swear we are twins! i was about 115 before pregnancy, i got pregnant when i was 15 had my child when i was 16 i have been with the father for 3 years i also gained a shitload of weight!! the day i had the baby i weighed 184lbs! my stretch marks looked just like yours same shape and everything.

    My son is 19 months now and and my strech marks have faded amazingly and i do not use creams or anything. don’t worry they will fade with time! it took over a year for mine to fade.

    your son is beautiful. good luck with everything hun.

  17. sarah Says:
    October 29th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Wow thank you for all of the positive comments. I have about 5 more pounds and ill be right back to my normal size. My stretch marks have now faded so much. And my little boy is getting soo big, 4 months and 18lbs. he is a fatty. I am still with the father and he is doing better and better every day with him.

  18. LAQUANTRA Says:
    November 13th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Ohhhh please you’ll back to ur norm in no time, i wish I just had a couple of stretch marks from my babies my stomach looks like it trying to be suck inside out through my belly button lol PS Being a good mother has nothing to do with age, so dont worry about ppl judging u as long as u know ur being the best mom u can be thats all that matters.

  19. rose Says:
    November 20th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    im pretty sure your like my body twin!! and i have the same bathing suit as you, how funny is that lol. what an adorable baby!!

  20. naomi Says:
    January 5th, 2009 at 6:21 am

    hey i don’t see pictures of the baby :( what’s the deal Neways just wanted to say congrats at almost getting to your pre prego body ill be headed that direction soon too i didn’t gain nearly as much as you. not that its a bad thing i was 105 and ended at 147 its nice to see a responsible teen mother because i come from a town where the grandparents basically take the kids from their mothers because they would rather do illegal things than take care of their own kids neways. congrats on your little boy and good luck in the future


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