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After My First Pregnancy (Anonymous)

December 1, 2008

The 20th of March 2008 i became the mother of a beautiful son. I had an emergency cesarean. When i came home and took a look in the mirror i was shocked.. I hoped it would go away.. But it didn’t change much.. Now 8 months later I’m trying to accept the new me. It’s weird, when i look in the mirror.. One day i couldn’t care less and the other day i don’t recognize that belly as my own.




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11 Responses to “After My First Pregnancy (Anonymous)”

  1. Sarah Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I know my stretch marks were not that dark, largely because I a very fair, but they took more than a year to fade. They also did not ever get that bad again with two more pregnancies, and even now I still have to look to actually see them. There is hope!

  2. Liz Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Wow, twins!!! Congratulations! I’m sure this is not what you expected. Personally, I think your tummy looks really cool – all of the lines have a beautiful flowing rhythm to them. Be proud, Mama. You are such a strong beautiful woman.

  3. MilkMama Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I think you are beautiful. You are only 8 months PP. Not even a year! Even two years later, my body is still changing! Congratulations on your new baby!!! And God bless!!!

  4. Tee Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    My stomach looked almost exactly the same after my first pregnancy except my were hot pink instead of the darker pigment like yours. They do fade a lot after while and I didn’t get any new ones with my subsequent pregnancy. So be encouraged I think u look great for 8 mos PP!

  5. Tee Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Bonnie, I think Liz’ comment on this submission might have been ment for the previous submission.or Liz mistakenly misread the submission. I don’t believe she mentioned twins.

  6. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    December 2nd, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Yes, she probably got the post title mixed up. Sorry about that!

  7. chelsea Says:
    December 2nd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    you look lovely. i agree that they have a beautiful pattern. they will fade, mine were very similar and now three years later, they are very pale pink/white. my body is still changing. enjoy your boy!

  8. liz Says:
    December 5th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I’m so sorry, I in no way meant any disrespect when I wrote that comment. In my head I got the titles mixed up with your post and the one before yours. I think you look great and I’m sorry if my comment caused you any distress because I meant to compliment you.

  9. SAMERA Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 6:55 am

    I no exactly how you feel because I put on a lot of weight and got stretch marks all over my tummy and they were bright red/purple i thought they would never fade but they have. The best advice I could give is try rubbing vitamin E oil or BIO OIL and if you can start exercising it will make a big difference, I Started the gym 3 months ago and my tummy has improved alot just try it and see

  10. SAMERA Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 6:56 am

    give it time they will fade

  11. jusme Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    the benefits of what u have is its not a “flap” it might have some marks but i am a teen mother of two my strech marks faded but i have a flap that hangs over it all even if i tuck it in pants it looks like a pouch in my jeans even after my first it was like that .. eventually they will probably become lighter and look way better but ever body is diffrent it might take longer or less but they will eventually fade but i love that u have no skin pouch

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