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First Baby at 26 Years Old (Anonymous)

I always wanted to be a mom. I got pregnant in late June 2006. I also got REALLY big. I am almost 5’7″ and started out weighing 130 lbs and thought I was a little fat in the beginning. Boy was I wrong! hahaha. At the very end of the pregnancy I weighed a whopping 187 lbs. I was MISERABLE! I was so bloated that my lips even swelled up and I suddenly had a slight lisp. I hope that with the next pregnancy I have that I will harness a little self-control with my eating habits. I got pretty crazy for a while there. The problem was that I was so freaking HUNGRY all the time. I could not stay full for the life of me. I tried everything. but I think I ended up gaining so much from the number of meals I was eating daily (and nightly) and not so much from the types of foods I was eating. (although chocolate chip cookies and fat-free milk were definitely an everyday thing). *blushes* Oh well, whatever, I got fat. I am currently 8 months post pregnancy and weight 137. I am working off my last 7 lbs. I have a beautiful baby girl named Amelie Nicole. My stomach is not perfect right now. I am constantly working on it to bring it back in where it should be. it’s a few inches bigger than pre-pregnancy, which is a bummer. but i think it will get back to where it should be eventually. The texture is weird and soft since the skin got a lot of stretch marks, so bikini’s are definitely OUT. But whatever, it could have been worse. At least me and my baby are healthy. First pic is Before pregnancy. Second is the day before c-section. Third is 6 months after birth. Fourth is my beautiful daughter :)






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  • Regina Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 8:07 am

    i think you look amazing!!! losing that much weight in such a short time is wonderful!!! you are doing great. I know the media tells us that if you don;t pop right back you are a freak. but in reality most women take months, years, even NEVER regain their shape, size and weight. that you are only 7 pounds off in 8 months is spectacular!!! stretch marks will fade, also any mother that sees them will understand and not judge you for your battle scars.

  • tiamama Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 1:29 pm

    You crack me up! I love your sense of humor. I think you look fabulous. Your daughter is so cute and I love her name.

  • Sarah Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 3:44 pm

    You did get big, but boy you look AWESOME! From the way you looked pregnant I wouldn’t have guessed that you would look so great now!!! Wow! You’re doing awesome!!!

  • Anonymous Thursday, December 6, 2007, 7:59 am

    YOUR PREGNANT BODY IS BEAUTIFUL!

  • happy mama Thursday, December 6, 2007, 8:36 am

    You look amazing. I love the last picture with you and your daughter – you have great hair, a beautiful smile, and an obvious sense of style – you rock!

  • Daisy Friday, December 7, 2007, 8:07 pm

    The last picture is definitely my favorite; it shows the results of the first three. How beautiful — all of them!

  • Drea Friday, January 4, 2008, 6:04 pm

    awe I think your darling! so cute.

  • Kristen Monday, January 14, 2008, 6:49 pm

    You are beautiful! You look better post-baby than I did pre baby. Doesn’t help that I am 5’8″ and STARTED OUT at 215. Totally worth it in everyway. Congratulations, you are doing so well! And the picture of you and your daughter is lovely. Truly puts it all in perspective.

  • Anonymous Saturday, January 19, 2008, 9:47 pm

    Thank you so much, ladies, for the wonderful, uplifting comments. it really helps to have so much support on here. this site is truly a blessing. and since writing this i am really starting to appreciate my stretch marks. i never thought i’d say that, but it’s true. my body gave a lot to have this little angel, and it is so amazing.
    peace.

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