I had my two babies fifteen months apart, both full term (41+ weeks), in my 30s. Both were large babies, over 9 and 11 pounds each. I don’t have any pictures of my body from my first pregnancy. I wish I had done belly shots, and encourage anyone waffling on this to do it! I was up to 210 pounds at the end of my first pregnancy with my daughter. It must have been a lot of water put on gradually. I was down to 165 pounds when she was only three weeks old and 145 pounds when she was five months old.
It took longer to drop the baby weight this time. It came off when I started the night weaning process when my second baby was about a year old.
Here I am about a year and a half postpartum at 142 pounds. I have been nursing continuously for 33 months now (nursed through pregnancy and tandem nurse now). I have mixed feelings about showing my breasts, but in the spirit of this wonderful site — my breasts are very asymmetrical. The larger breast produces more. I wonder what will happen when they wean.
You can see the varicose veins that I earned in my second pregnancy. These are mostly in my left leg. My skin is somewhat loose but seems to be improving gradually.
I was lucky to avoid stretch marks. I have them on both breasts, but they are not noticeable. They are mostly hidden by the sag.
I will be having major pelvic floor reconstruction surgery. But I don’t want to send a picture of that change.
This site is amazing. Thank you for allowing me to participate.