I had my baby girl June 2nd, 2008. We named her Autumn Elizabeth. She was very much wanted and I was so excited to become a mom. I gained more weight than I had wanted/expected to (I wanted to gain just the 25-35 that is written about…) but i ended up gaining 55 lbs. I went from 125 to 180. I am down to 155 2 weeks postpartum, but want to lose another 15-20 before i have to go back to work. I also hope my belly goes back to semi-normal, I don’t mind a little pooch. I was lucky enough not to get any stretch marks. It is comforting to see everyone else’s bodies and hear their experiences, it helps me not to be so hard on myself.