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All you can be happy with your bellies! (iraiosc)

October 22, 2008

6 months ago i had a baby 4’360kg… cessarean of course… before he arrive i have a normal and thin body… with nice skin… the pregnancy was great, all people said that i have a nice and rounded belly… then tima passed and my son don’t wanted get out… he grow and grow… till arrive 42 weeks… Now i have diastasis, hernia, wrinkles, not a big belly… but a frankenstein belly… So, all you can be happy with your bodies after seeing my pics ;) :”(








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21 Responses to “All you can be happy with your bellies! (iraiosc)”

  1. Berni Says:
    October 23rd, 2008 at 3:41 am

    I think you look alot better then you think! I actually think you look great! I had a 4’822Kg baby so I know how iteffects your body- I’ve posted on here If you wanna take a look. I really do think you look good though and I still think it’ll improve over time.

  2. Becci Says:
    October 23rd, 2008 at 5:35 am

    I was expecting to see something horrific but i can’t see what is so bad! I would love mine to look as good as that! mine has tons of hanging loose skin whereas yours is almost flat!! you look great! plus, you are only 6 months PP! xx

  3. mother2 Says:
    October 23rd, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Your tummy is obviously from your pregnancy. You look great everywhere else. You are only 6 months pp and I think you’ll be very surprised to see just how much improvement you’ve made by your son’s 1st birthday.

  4. *N* Says:
    October 23rd, 2008 at 9:06 am

    wow you look great your belly will be flat in time, trust me! i can tell!

  5. iraiosc Says:
    October 24th, 2008 at 1:15 am

    thanks a lot to all!! you make me a bit strongger, but i can’t support this… i know i have a mummy belly but i’ve never seen before a navel like thaht out of pregnancys… i explain you i haven’t a big belly… but i have elephant skin and hernia (that put out my navel)… everytime i round on the bed the stomach goes one and other side… :(

    i have to operate it… it’s so bad feeling stomach all time i get the baby on my arms… Dr. said to me i can’t do abdomen exercise with hernia… so… what can i do?? repair…

    i wish you are in reason and when my son have 1 year this gets better… but the hernia won’t…

    I’m afraid that it will be a lot worst with other baby… and if it comes twins??

    pf… a lot of things to think about…

    (sorry my mistakes, i’m spanish!)

  6. iraiosc Says:
    October 24th, 2008 at 4:27 am

    wow berni i saw you, you have a thin figure… only stretchmarks (that become lighter with time ;) )… and a cute girl!!! as her mother!!

  7. iraiosc Says:
    October 24th, 2008 at 5:01 am

    sorry berni!! i wanted to say u have a cute cute boy!! believe me, you have a strong belly, a nice figure!! but me… i still breatfeeding him… and i haven’t boops… only tummy… well… I have a problem worst than the body… my head… is so difficult to accept this change and live with stomach hanging…

    but my son… i havent speak before… is the greatest thing have passed to my husband and i! He’s not the guilty, noone is… i get 16kg. on the pregnancy… i think is not a looooot, is not the tipical also… but… well… i don’t know what to think, sometimes i loose my head… but next day i feel a lot better… it depends… hehehehe, but is so contradictious!

  8. michael Says:
    October 26th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Agree, hernia needs to be repaired. Find a general surgeon (GS) who works with a plastic surgeon (PS). Have the GS repair the hernia (non-laproscopic) going in along your CS scar. Then have the PS close – this is regular practice. Most PSs will offer to remove the extra skin and redo the navel – essentially a tummy tuck (but don’t think of it as that, because you have to repair the hernia and they need to go in anyway). Your tummy will look like when you were 18.

    I’m not a proponent of plastic surgery – The body is always at its most beautiful when natural. But if your going under the knife anyway…

    Another consideration is whether you’re planning on having another child. If that’s the case, pop them out first, then have the repair.

  9. iraiosc Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 2:03 am

    michael, thanks for the advertisement. I talked with plastic surgeon and they explained to me i need a “abdominoplastia” (i don’t know the word in english). And then they close the diastasis with hernia, put off the wrinkles and put the navel at same place it have to be…

    I’m afraid with the anestesic, the operation, recuperation… but… i have no choice and for my health (mi body, my head and all my life) i need it.

    I don’t want to scare to future mothers, but they can see a bad case like me, and feel secure is not never the tipical case!!! I haven’t other cases in my family and friends, so don’t be scare… is so strange my case… but i need to explain it here to feel a bit better with myself till arrive the operation day… i have to wait for looooong time…

  10. MilkMama Says:
    October 29th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I might be strange, but I think your belly is beautiful. Have you thought about piercing your bellybutton? It might be a fun way to celebrate the fact that you have a beautiful body. :D

  11. iraiosc Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Milkmama, before pregnancy i wear it, did you seen it? Now i can’t put one with navel outside… or i can put at same navel?? hehehe… well… now, for the moment i don’t want to look at it… so i prefer leave the idea… but thank you again for your nice comment! kisses!

    I try to think that the rest of the body is so good, i still having 3kg more than before… but i look bad only the belly… i beggin to think is not as bad as i thougt before!

    Thanks to all!!

  12. kendra Says:
    November 9th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    I just wanted to say that my belly looks exactly the same as yours! It’s like looking at pictures of myself! I have had two pregnancies and two c-sections. After the first pregnancy, my stomach muscles split a little and I developed a hernia in my belly button, oh and got the stretchmarks. Then after my second, the stomach muscles split farther apart and I have a second hernia a little lower than my belly button.

    I’m waiting to see if we are going to have a third baby before getting it fixed. I’ve learned to live with it, but I really hate it. Plus whenever my two sons see it they say, “Look it’s your yucky bellybutton!” That doesn’t help. Good thing they are so cute to make up for it.

    Anyway, I know how you feel because I’m in the same boat!

  13. iraiosc Says:
    November 9th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    kendra, thanx… now on winter i feel a bit better, but… the belly doesn’t look better than before… i’m afraid of having more babys… if it come twins?? my grandma got twins…
    So it is posible and i can’t imagine myself with 2 babys of 4 kilograms each (like hers…)

    Of course everyday i support this better, now i put “bodys”, long t-shirts… and i feel a bit more secure of myself when i’m dressed! Probably i still visiting this web to feel understood and i’ll like to put here my future pics!

    Thank you again, we are so strong mummys! ;D

  14. Michelle Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Hey there,
    It’s like looking in the mirror as i look at your photos and can relate to your before and after photos! I miss my bikini body too but on a recent holiday braved the fear and put a bikini on – mummy belly and umbilical hernia for all to see!! It probably only looks bad to us because we are used to having great bodies before babies and they change us! I had a 5kg baby girl 2 years ago and would love another baby biut scared that my belly and hernia will get worse! Oh well, i suppose we can always get it fixed when our families are complete! hang in there !! xxx

  15. iraiosc Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Thank u michelle, of course i know that i will have more children… and i know the risks… but… also i know i have to repare it… so doesn’t matter if it get worst… by the moment i only can cover it with clothes and don’t think on it… it’s so hard on the beggining to accept it, that is the same body than before… the same!!! but a lot different… is so hard… but… we are natural, strong, and beautiful by inside, and outside also! I treated smile more than before to feel more atractive and secure of myself, … well… michelle… i told it another day… we are so strong mummys!!! and our kids are the greatest thing in our lives! Be happy and always you need to talk about it we can meet here!
    Kisses darling!!

  16. Ega Says:
    December 27th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Does your bellybutton hurt at all?

  17. iraiosc Says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Hi Ega… no, it looks the same way… i’ve lost the volume of the belly. Now finally, i entry in all my clothes, so dressed i looked so well, that make me feel better.
    Time made me undertand how is my body now… and i know i will have this looking for loooooong time, til we decide if we want more babys… after that decision i’m going to repair the hernia-diastasis… when we don’t want to get more babys.

    I wish everybody a nice year 2009!!!
    (sorry always for my mistakes!! ;-) )

  18. shannon Says:
    January 1st, 2009 at 2:14 am

    I too can see my tummy looking at your pictures, But I think mine is worse… I had a little girl at 7 lb 8 oz in 2005 and then Twin boys March 2008, my tummy has the diastasis recti and stretch marks too. my boys weighed 6lb 7 oz and 6lb 14 oz and i am 5′ 1″… I started out my pregnancy weighing 125. They tore me up I carried to 37 1/2 weeks.. I will post pics on here soon for you and others like us, now i know i’m not alone..

  19. iraiosc Says:
    January 3rd, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Shannon, of course you are not the only one… maybe near our familys is not so common… but with this place we can feel undertood ;)

    Well, you have 3 kids… also twins… its normal your change… but i have only one baby…
    Now i’m scared of having more… the pregnancy… my abdomen would be so strong to support the weight?? I’m so afraid…
    But i love my son and we have to think… would you repeat having babys if you know what’s going to happen us?? My answer is of course!
    We are lucky, there are lots of girls that can’t have kids… so… we are so lucky!
    Of course is sad see the body in front the mirror… but we don’t need to stay all day in front of… don’t we???

    And i repeat, now i use bodys, lingerie sexi, and other things to still feeling pretty… my husband is also happy that my thinking now…
    A few months ago i felt so terrible, and was so unhappy… but now i accepeted the change i beggin to be myself again!!
    In the future i can show you new pics of my evolution, ok??
    Kisses!

  20. Liz Says:
    January 5th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    My belly looks the same, but bigger.

  21. Raquel Says:
    May 10th, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I just had my son 4 months ago and have been feeling like a frankenstein belly long lost twin of yours … Also hispanic, with a son … the pregnancy was great … but like you … he grew and grew and stretched my belly out so bad I too have a hernia … The cesarian delivery was a lot harder on my body then I expected … elephant skin … Scar … Abs harder to work on. While belly is flat … My belly button looks like it’s halfway in and out … deformed …. BUT honestly … I looked at your pics and you look friggin’ awesome! Your skin is getting tighter … and I’m sure by now you look even better then the last pics you posted back in October … The Lord blessed us with something even more special then our vanity …. Teaching us a lesson.

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