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.