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5 Weeks PP, Almost There – Update (Anonymous)

March 9, 2011

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Ahhh where can I begin? Its been 16 weeks since I welcomed my beautiful baby boy into the world. I feel very happy about the place I’m at. So far since my last update I lost more weight and I’m back into my pre pregnancy jeans once again. My tummy is completely flat and I’m starting to get my abs defination back. My breast went down so I’m back to pre pregnancy. I still feel empty at times like I failed my baby. In the first update I forgot to mention that my son was born at 28 weeks weighing two pounds two ounces. I was hurt and very embrassed. I feel sad and angry that women who are heavy pregnant complain about the marks and the weight. I would have been happy to have a mommy tummy atleast I would have known that I wouldn’t have failed my baby. I pray everyday and ask god to show mercy on my son and he has. I never realize how stupid and selfish I was by not enjoying every minute that my son was inside of me. I didn’t have a tradition babyshower with a big belly I didn’t have a happy birth where I left the hospital with my son in my hands I had to see my baby have blood transfusions and Iv lines all through his arms and feet. I had to wait six weeks just to hold my son for the first time. I had to get a phone call from my sons doctor saying that my son has stop breathing and they had to bag him. Its so many things that I didn’t do or get to do that I’m most hurt about. I didn’t get a chance to even see my son when he was born or even get to touch him. Im still very emotional about the whole ordeal and I’m in tears as I write this. I had to wait three months just to finally bring my baby home a week before his due date. Premature babies go through so much but my son is healthy and happy. He has no brain bleeds IVH which is so s common with babies born his age he’s not on any medications or on any breathing machines which is very common with babies born at his age. I proud to see he’s such a greedy fat baby and love his milk he poops a lot and is perfect in everyway. So far he has no lasting effects of being born prematurely which I’m so very thankful for. The doctors don’t know why I had PROM (pre mature rapture of the membranes) but with my next child I will be seen by a high risk doctor and I’m very hopeful that I won’t have another preemie. My sons birth gave me a complete understanding of what love is and how to have compassion for other people. This ordeal brought me and my sons father even more closer as a family and we now live together and talking about marriage. He tells me I’m sexy and cause me his little sexy girl :) Life couldn’t be any better I’m working and going to school to become a nurse. I want to show another family the same compassion that my sons nurses should us. I want to work in the NICU with preemies. I’m learning to love my body at times I hate it and get so angry when people say oh u don’t even look like u had a baby. What I would give. This update is for all of the moms who hate there post baby bodies be so thankful that your body grew your babies and protected them because mines didn’t. Sometimes I wish I would be on the other end of the stick and complain about my post baby body. I didn’t get to breastfeed only pump but after six weeks my milked dried up so now my son is formula fed I’m hurting with another thing my body failed. I will have another baby and I will enjoy every moment of pregnancy. My pregnancy body was so beautiful I was nice and ripe sometimes I still touch my belly wishing I still could be pregnant. I included my pictures. The first picture is of my belly a week before I had my son. The next picture is of how my breast look now and the third picture is of my tummy now and the fourth picture is me now and the last picture is of my beautiful baby boy :) who I love so very much. When I get down I just think of all of the mommies who will never leave the hospital with their babies and i feel grateful that I have a healthy and happy beautiful baby who I kiss all day everyday.

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4 Responses to “5 Weeks PP, Almost There – Update (Anonymous)”

  1. me Says:
    March 9th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    your belly looks awesome!!!

  2. Jenny W Says:
    March 9th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    You look wonderful! And I am sorry for what happened, but I am glad your son is healthy. Also, you had the cutest pregnant belly ever!

  3. Randi Says:
    March 9th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    You have a beautiful body. You are a strong woman and now I don’t look so hard at the imperfections on my body. My story is called am I the only one…. In the child loss category. Anyways, you are inspiring and string and beautiful and thank you for sharing your story, yous son is so adorable!

  4. Kim Says:
    March 10th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I am so very glad your baby is doing well.
    And thank you. I have had two perfect pregnancies, two absolutely necessary c-sections, I have two beautiful, wonderful babies, and I’ve been so pissed off for the last 7 weeks since my baby girl was born (because I needed another c-section – a vaginal birth would have killed her) that I’ve blocked everyone I know on facebook who is pregnant because I don’t want to know how wonderful their pregnancies are or how great their births will be. I know I’m being absolutely insanely unreasonable. Your post has encouraged me to suck it up and count my blessings. Thank you thank you thank you.

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