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Hi, my name is Autumn. I’m almost 19 years old, I had my son a week after I turned 18. During my pregnancy I ended up getting preeclampsia, which resulted in me gaining excessive weight. I started my pregnancy at 164lbs and ended it at 241lbs. Most of this weight was gained at the end of my pregnancy. I gained 29lbs in just the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy! can you believe that? I was swollen from end to end of my body, I was so swollen that the stretch marks and the bottom of my stomach actually popped out, I had this huge water pocket hanging off of my stomach (which when I went to L&D they told me it was my son’s head. HAH okay. last time i checked my baby’s head wasn’t squishy. but my OB then told me at my next appt that it was edema). my pregnancy was induced at the beginning of my 37th week, 3 hours, no epi, 25mins of pushing and delivered a healthy, beautiful, 7lbs 15oz baby boy.

(Photos have been lost somewhere in time, please excuse us! – Bonnie)

I just want to say that this site is absolutely wonderful, all of you are beautiful.

Updated here, here and here.

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5 comments… add one

  • Anonymous Saturday, July 29, 2006, 9:56 am

    For ten months postpartum, you’re in a great shape. Without working out I guess? You also have a very pretty face and your haircolor really matches your name… lol… Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Ash Saturday, July 29, 2006, 10:58 am

    My tummy was just like yours when I was 18! I had just had my first baby, and like you, had stretchmarks. I wondered if they would ever fade, but now they have. They’re silvery grey, 14 years on. You look great – your muscle tone is so good!(I guess that’s also ‘cos you’re only 18, right?) ;)

  • Randa Saturday, July 29, 2006, 2:01 pm

    Hi Autumn!I had my baby at 18, too, and now he is almost 10 years old. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.

  • Mama D Saturday, July 29, 2006, 2:51 pm

    Those are amazing pictures. I think you look really great. I am 10 months pp too.

  • Special Red Saturday, July 29, 2006, 4:42 pm

    Hey, momma! You look wonderful! I’m another redhead who had my daughter 2 weeks after my 19th birthday, so we have that in common! She’s 2 now, and at this point, the marks are a pale silver, except the ones on my hips, which are still nice and purple. You look positively radiant!!!

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