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Baby Mama (Anonymous)

Age 23
2 1/2 Years and 6 months postpartum
3 pregnancies 2 births

I’ve always struggled with body issues and would sometimes get depressed and sick about it because I wanted to be the “best”. I was always thin and had a nice body even if it wasn’t “perfect”. I always looked forward to pregnancy and was so excited when I got pregnant, and I thought I had a realistic idea of what would happen to my body. I was expecting stretchmarks on my belly and breasts but in the end was covered boobs to calves, even a little on my arms. I didn’t think I was naïve about what would happen after baby, I knew it would take time and I would never be the same. I was pretty shocked when a year after baby while trying to be somewhat healthy I didn’t seem to lose a single pound. My next pregnancy was much easier and seemed more natural for my body.
Before getting pregnant I weighed 133 (had already gained weight) then I had a miscarriage which was early on but I could still feel some weight gain already and gained afterwards probably from being depressed. I’m not sure how much I weighed when I got pregnant or in the end but I stayed at about 170 or more. When I got pregnant again I weighed 155 and didn’t gain anything in the beginning and by the end only gained 15-20 lbs. I lost all the pregnancy weight by 2 days after the birth plus 5 lbs not long after. But now I’m stuck! My goal is 133.
Thank you so much Bonnie for this site, all you women are so beautiful!
In the one picture “mama nature” that’s a tree on my belly with the apples (of my eye). Its hard to see in this picture.

in Belly, Child Loss, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

4 comments… add one

  • mrs. petunia Monday, May 3, 2010, 6:10 pm

    Wow, what a cute figure! Your stretch marks are quite light and barely noticeable. You are so lucky to have such a tiny waist and smooth skin! I hope I do as well!

  • Baby Mama Thursday, May 6, 2010, 4:24 pm

    Thank you! Unfortunately I’m still wearing maternity clothes, I have a hard time finding pants that fit. I’m so unsure of my size but I find that places I used to shop rarely have jeans in a size that seem to fit, I feel like I no longer belong in maternity stores, and I’m unsure if I’m plus size? I feel so left out. :( Lol.

  • Baby Mama Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6:19 pm

    P.s. Billy blanks bootcamp abs really helps work the bottom muscles and lifts the tummy. I noticed my belly flatter immediately (not in the pics)

  • Jessica Thursday, May 6, 2010, 10:39 pm

    After three kids I am shaped pretty similarly to you… I have found sticking to lower-rise pants makes shopping much easier. Levi’s seem to give a bit more than a lot of other brands as well. And no, you are definitely not a plus size.

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