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6 Months PP Update (Shannon)

March 3, 2010

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Age: 23
Children: 2 children
Births: 2 cesareans
PP: 3.5 years pp, and 10 months pp

I am now 10 months pp (these pictures are from 6 months pp, but my body hasn’t changed much since these). I got up to 177 with Liam (I am 5’2”),and I am now 133, so I have about 18 pounds to go. I try to
love my body…it did after all give me Connor (my angel baby) and Liam…but I don’t love it. I do love my stretch marks (they are mostly from Connor, and they are my only physical proof that I had him), but
I HATE my ledge (used to be an overhang, but it has gotten smaller), my big thighs, and loose skin It brings me down on a regular basis…and then it makes me feel bad that I hate it…I made 2 AMAZING boys with this body…shouldn’t I love it for that??? I am 23 and have a horrible body I feel so ugly, even though my husband still finds me so sexy. I am eating healthy (I do not diet because I think it is silly…you should try to always eat healthy, and I am still nursing Liam) and try to exercise at least 5 days a week, but I haven’t
changed much. To be honest, I forget to work out a lot and I am just recently doing better with that (I have a goal this summer for a cute bathing suit I want!!). I hope to love my body some day!

Anyway, Liam is doing great! He is 10 months old, he just started crawling last week, he is such a happy baby too! He reminds me so much of his brother! He is smiling and happy even when he is sick (he has a double ear infection right now) just like Connor. I have my bad moments where I cry a lot because I miss Connor so much…but for the most part I am happy that I had any time with him (even if it was only 19 months). There has yet to be a day that I have not thought of him, and I don’t think there ever will be. I love my boys!!!!

Pictures:
1- 6 months pp side
2- 6 months pp front (any advise on getting rid of the ledge????)
3- 1.5 months pp, 2.5 months pp, 6 months pp
4- Liam almost 10 months
5- about 8.5 months pp
6- my Connor!

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16 Responses to “6 Months PP Update (Shannon)”

  1. heether... Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:38 am

    i rememeber your story, i think you look great.
    belly shirts are so out now, thank god…you dont look bad at all, and if YOU think you do, lets not forget you had 2 kids! not every one will look so hot after 2 kids…but you look fine.
    have you tried working out to firm out more? the “ledge” may stay but so what its not half as bad as you think, at least not from what Im looking at.

  2. Kris Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    your boys are adorable and you look GREAT :)

  3. Amy Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    You are beautiful, Shannon. I have so much admiration for you. You are so strong to have such a positive attitude after all you’ve been through. What an inspiration!

  4. marie Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Congrats to you…you look amazing and both your children are beautiful and look happy..which means you must be doing something right! I have no advice on the “ledge” as I was sort of in the same place with hating it so much but not really putting in the time (or having the time!) to exercise. I am sure it will continue to get smaller with time. Your entries have touched me the most out of all of the submissions on the site. I hope you and your family are happy and doing well and I know your little angel connor is smiling down on you and watching his little brother grow into a happy and healthy little boy.

  5. Heather Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I am so glad to see you are doing well, since I read your story about Connor you have been on my mind! Liam is such a doll and you are too! Wish you and your family the best of luck:)

  6. Alicia Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I remember seeing your first post. Your story really touched me. You sound like a great momma, and your family is beautiful.

    Your pre-pg body sounds a lot like mine. I’m 5′ 2″ and was 115-125 before I got married. My belly looks a lot like yours. I don’t like it, but I’m trying. You are really really beautiful, though! You look fantastic, esp in Pic 5. Congratulations on your family.

  7. - Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    All of Your posts are amazing, as You are. Your story made me cry in empathy and admiration for You..
    You and Your babies are truly beautiful.

  8. shannon Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you so much everyone! Marie…I am glad that you found my submissions to be touching! I wish I could just look at me belly and think “wow…this gave me Connor and Liam…I love it no matter what…” but that is hard sometimes! Some day I hope to be able to do that though! I love this site so much, and I was happy to share my story with all of you and let Connor’s memory live on through all of you as well!

  9. Sarah Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 1:02 am

    You really look amazing! You’re such a beautiful woman! You know, I’ve had stretch marks since I was 13, had cellulite since I was around 20 and had my daughter at 22. I’m a healthy weight and all, but I’d never set foot in a bikini… NO WAY. But it goes to prove that nobody has a perfect body. We all have our issues, our imperfections, and things we want to change about ourselves. You really look extremely good and you are ONLY 10 months postpartum. Our bodies continue to change and fluctuate. You’re not done and there’s no ceiling.
    Your babies are beautiful by the way! They both have/had amazing and happy grins! The world would not be the same if Connor or Liam never smiled like that! Gorgeous boys! And it’s worth it, isn’t it? Every moment. To be their mother!

  10. lina Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Shannon you are so amazing!! Your story is so beautiful and touching. Both of your sons are just perfect and just like you I have that “flap” as I call it. :) It just reminds me everyday that God gave me the capacity to bring a miracle into the world. Two miracles in your case :) My mom gained alot of weight on a small frame and she acheived washboard abs in two years, however she didnt have a c-section so I dont know if that makes a difference. you look beautiful and your sons are gorgeous,.

  11. Ania Says:
    March 6th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Looking at your picture, one couldn’t have thought that you see yourself as not attractive. You seem to be very happy and I’m sure you’re doing well. I also think that dieting is silly. Healthy food and proper amounts are enough. I’m 6 PP and I don’t exercise as I have almost no time for myself living in other town than my parents do. Give your body some time… let it work with its own pace. Now, you’re doing great! :) Take care!

  12. Vanessa Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    You are so beautiful, your eyes sparkle with the joy of life, both your boys eyes do too!! your story takes my breath away, you are so very strong!!! Advice about your tummy…i had a c sec and found that binding my belly real tight with a bandage helped hold it in…..it kinda went back in on itself…stopped sagging, you can also buy spec tummy binding things that may help..it made me feel a bit better you know?? Irregardless you are gorgeous…..best of luck!!!

  13. Jessie Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    You are such a strong person! I just wanted to say it’s great that you are still nursing! And you are beautiful!

  14. Chels Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I am almost 9 months pp (c-section) and my stomach looks exactly the same. I guess it just takes a lot of work. I feel like I’m so hungry all of the time. I think it’s from nursing. Hopefully once we wean it will improve. You look wonderful and your hubby love the way you look! Just enjoy that for now and think about good things :)

  15. Tiffany Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    You are an admirable woman, always remember that. I can not imagine losing my child. He is blessed to have had you as a Mommy & Liam is as well :)

  16. nicole Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Thank you for sharing your story. Connor must be one proud angel! Liam is beautiful, too. God bless you and your family.

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