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C-Section (Sara)

January 28, 2010

Hello, my name is Sara. I am currently two weeks PP as I was blessed with the best Christmas Gift ever in 2009: our first child (a daughter!). I was originally due January 20th, 2010 but ran into some complications with my pregnancy and was put on bedrest. I went in on Christmas Eve 2009 for a routine NST only to find out that I was in active labor and was sent over to the hospital for an emergency C-Section, as the baby was frank breech. Several hours later, she was born. A full 4 weeks early, she only had to spend one night in the NICU and was perfectly healthy short of being a tad underweight (5 lbs). 3 days in the hospital and we were able to go home.

Pre-pregnancy, I was about 160 lbs. A little bit overweight for my size frame, but not obese. (Naturally after I got married I gained all of my weight- I was always small my whole life). I’ve never really been overly happy with my body, but I was thrilled when I found out I was pregnant. I gained 18 lbs total with my pregnancy, and remained relatively “small”- at almost 9 months pregnant, I looked about 5 months. This is how it was discovered that I was having some complications with the pregnancy- low amniotic fluid put me in the hospital and on bedrest.

Looking at my body now, I appreciate everything that it went through. Feeling my incision site from the c-section reminds me of how amazing my body truly is. Am I happy with my couple of stretch marks? No. I’m not- but I’m going to hopefully get back in the best shape I have ever been. I didn’t get any stretch marks on my breasts, butt, or stomach, but I did get several on my hips. They are the first thing my eyes go to whenever I see myself naked. I am incredibly lucky to have a husband that apparently has horrible vision, as he still can’t seem to get enough of me, even when I was my largest with our daughter, and now with stretch marks and a scar. :) He doesn’t seem to see the same thing I do!

I am 23 years old, married for two years to my high school sweetheart, with three dogs, a brand new home my husband and I built, and now an amazing daughter. I couldn’t be more blessed!

Pictures included: Side view, c-section scar, front with breasts, our beautiful daughter Madalyn

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5 Responses to “C-Section (Sara)”

  1. Kim Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I didn’t know I had a twin :-)
    I’ve got the exact same stretch marks and a very similar c-section scar.
    You look fantastic and your baby is beautiful. Congratulations!

  2. Lindsey Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    You are very lucky.. You look great =] I had my daughter on December 23rd 2009, so I understand about the whole Christmas thing, it was great. I also had a c-section like you too, but I have stretch marks everywhere, ass, boobs, thighs, calves, stomach, my sides, I dont know, any where you can picture there being stretch marks, Im pretty sure I have them there, lol. It really sucks. Congratulations, you look awesome!

  3. Sarah Says:
    January 29th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Madalyn is a beautiful name and she is a beautiful little girl! I don’t think it’s your husband’s vision, you really are a beautiful woman! I’ve had stretchmarks on my hips since I went through puberty (now I’m 5 foot 1, 120 lbs, never was overweight) it was just genetic. I have them on my hips, butt, and breasts, but like you I count my blessings! I think you are wonderfully and truly blessed! I’m so glad that you see your blessings! And remember, your husband has PERFECT vision!

  4. Shantelle Says:
    February 1st, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    “I didn’t know I had a twin…..”

    I think we’re triplets!!!! LOL!

    Darling, you look absolutely fabulous and your baby is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. H Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    looking wonderful hon. I don’t look half as good as you 4 months on!!

    Well done you for being so positive about your body
    x

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