The photos are of me at 10 weeks postpartum with my 4th child. My weight before I started having kids was about 105-110, and I am just under 5’8”, so I was very thin!
I went back to about 110 after my first two kids in my early 20s. My third and fourth babies were born one right after the other in my early 30s, so I gained a bit more weight and unfortunately kept it. My current weight is 152.
I went down to about 140 after my third, but I usually drop the rest of my weight after I wean, and #3 nursed until I found out I was pregnant with the #4, so my body didn’t get a chance to really bounce back. I’d like to lose at least 30 pounds, and I’m really going to work hard with diet and exercise now that I’m done having babies! I’d like to lose the thighs, as much of the belly as possible, and I’m hoping that after I went and with exercise, the breast situation will improve as well. If not, oh well! Any exercise suggestions would be appreciated as that is probably what I’m most self-conscious about.
I was a working model before and what you see is what I have now, and thanks to this site, I know I’m totally normal, but I do want to try to lose the extra weight for the sake of my heath and to feel better in my own skin!
My stretch marks are light in color because they are from my first pregnancy. I didn’t get any more with subsequent pregnancies.
Weight gain with #1: 80 lbs
#2: 60 lbs
#3 and #4 50 lbs
~Age: early 30s
~Number of pregnancies and births: 6 pregnancies, 4 births
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 4 children, 10 weeks PP