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Accepting My Body After Baby (Sarah)

`Age: 24
~Number of pregnancies and births: 2 pregnancies, 1 birth
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum are you: 11 months post partum

I last posted on here when I was 6months PP.

Since my last post, I gained 1.5kg (3.3pounds)… then managed to lose 9kg (19.84pounds) (I lost 6kg )13.2pounds) in a month with the help of duramine, and the other 3kg (6.6pounds) fell off in the month after after and it has stayed off completely in the months since). I’m back at 169kg (152pounds) and down to an Australian size 10-12 (US 6-8) and I’m pretty happy with that… I’d love to lose another 6-9kg, but I don’t think it’s going to happen and I’m not that eager to starve myself, I just wanted to get back into a healthy weight range, which I am now. I’m still not that keen on the squishy, stretched and scarred skin which adorns my belly, but I’ve accepted it at least, and I’m not going to betting into a bikini again, but might brave a tankini this summer :)

I also got engaged in July, my fiance Dave proposed on stage at a concert for one of my favourite Australian country bands, The McClymonts, and the ring he gave me was his Nanna’s engagement ring… the video of the proposal is on youtube.

My baby boy is growing into a happy, healthy, handsome little man who sleeps through the night most nights, he’s just gorgeous with his blonde hair, blue eyes and dimples, and he is absolutely my entire world.

I go to sleep every night in the arms of the man I love, and wake in the morning to a smile from a baby boy who makes the sun look dull in comparisan… so I figure I’ve not got much of a right to complain too much about the things that aren’t perfect in my life, because I’ve got it pretty darn good :)

The first 3 photos were taken earlier today, the fourth is of my baby Kevin in late September, the 5th is me 2 weeks ago side on and the 6th is before I lost the weight with my fiance and Kevin on the night that Dave proposed

in Belly, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

7 comments… add one

  • Kerry Monday, December 6, 2010, 7:45 am

    You look fabulous! I am 30lbs less than you and we look the same exact size! You could totally rock a bikini.

  • Sarah P. Monday, December 6, 2010, 12:57 pm

    You have a perfect body – no need to “suck it in”. You have gorgeous hair, btw! And what a beautiful family you have! Congrats! :)

  • Olivia Monday, December 6, 2010, 2:07 pm

    Dude—buy the bikini :)

  • Col Monday, December 6, 2010, 6:04 pm

    Wow, you better wear that bikini. You’re an absolute hottie.

  • Shannon Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 9:03 am

    Get the bikini…you look great! Congrats on your soon to be hubby :)

  • Kat Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 10:45 am

    Your body is perfect! We are body twins, except that Id appreciate a pair of boobs like yours! Mine seem to be m.i.a. :/

  • stevi Friday, June 29, 2012, 5:52 pm

    you are a very beautiful woman! but i think that all mommys go through the stage of being less confident about themselves after child birth. but not only are u beautiful, u also have a beautiful child!! hes perfect!!

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