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8 Months Postpartum (Pamela)

November 15, 2010

8 months postpartum.
20 years old
1 pregnancy and 1 birth.

My daughter is eight months one week and one day. I’ve been having a lot of issues with my body. I still have dark pink stretch marks all over my stomach, hips, lower back, inner thighs and breasts. they’ve lightened some since delivery. but not much. i was 185 before i got pregnant. and was 245 ish when i delivered. i am now 228 and cannot lose it. and ive been really struggling with it. I love my daughter more than anything. and would not trade my life with her for anything in the whole world. But i’m only twenty years old. and i want to have a twenty year old body. I mean. i would settle for twenty five considering the way things are now. i tor a disc in my spine during the delivery and it has kind of limited the things im able to do. not to mention i haven’t really felt like I’ve even had time to work out until recently. starting right now i am turning my opinion of myself around. I’m going to work really hard to get back down to my prepregnancy size. and I’m going to start trying to love my body more. because i realize now that im not the only one having these problems. I am on a mission to re-find myself and to start loving myself again!

1)Me the week before giving birth.
2) My little angel at six months.
3)Me extra pregnant. about a month before delivery.
4) Daddy, Baby, Me six weeks post partum. still the same size now. Daddy’s first diaper change he was on leave from a deployment.

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5 Responses to “8 Months Postpartum (Pamela)”

  1. Sarah P. Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    You go girl!!! Keep up that attitude and you’ll reach your goal. Your baby is gorgeous and you are, too! :) Congrats!

  2. anonymous Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Pamela! LOVE the pics, adorable fam and your baby is precious!!! I would say to give it time. Once you start feeling energized where you may want to work out or take a stroll with the baby, I think the weight will just fall off. In the meantime, know you are gorgeous and have such an amazing daughter. Just like you said, you are not alone! I also am struggling with losing weight and the stretch marks. I only started working out this month and my daughter is close to a year! teehee

  3. SAM Says:
    November 24th, 2010 at 8:00 am

    What a cute baby!! And you CAN do it, keep that attitude. Try Zumba if it’s available near you. It’s a blast, you never feel like you’re working out but it’s a huge calorie burner.

  4. monique Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    OMG im in the same boat before i was got preggers i was 140 when i deliverd i was 199 i got down to 174 then all of a sudden got all the way up to 199 again i just feel disgusting so i do understand you im going to do a fruit and water diet plus go to the gym and run a mile or two on the treadmill but my hubby is in the military too and i know its hard jus keep ur head up!!

  5. L Says:
    February 7th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Great attitude!!!

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