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Getting used to the new me (Anonymous)

March 3, 2011

Age-23
Number of pregnancy’s,births- 1 ,1
4 1/2 months Postpartum
c-section

I have been having a pretty hard time dealing with my new body after having my baby 4 months ago. I am just now starting to be some what ok with how I look. I gained 40 pounds during my pregnancy and have lost 20 of it, for some reason the last 20lbs do not seem to want to come off and I’ve been getting a little depressed about it, but I do know that it WILL eventually come off. My husband is amazing, he’s always telling me that I look great and sexy and beautiful, but its still hard to believe sometimes. I guess the thing that gets me is in your 20′s your are supposed to feel and look your best and I don’t feel like I ever will again. Its not the stretch marks that bother me so much all though they arnt my favorite lol, I think the flash from the camera brightens them up a bit because they arnt as noticeable in person. What bothers me is how much my stomach still pokes out from the side. It seems like no matter what I do it wont even start to flatten out. I do wonder sometimes though if I had not had to have a c-section if it would have been easier to lose the weight. I didn’t want to have a c-section but my little guy wouldn’t fit so they had to give me one. But all and all I don’t think I look to bad, I obviously don’t look like I’d like to, but I got my perfect little man out of it all so I try not to complain to much. I’d do it all over again in a heart beat.

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8 Responses to “Getting used to the new me (Anonymous)”

  1. Mary V Says:
    March 3rd, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I think you look great! 4 months pp, wow! Maybe belly binding would help your tummy change the way you would like it to… hope you start to feel better, it will take time :)

  2. Katelyn Says:
    March 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    What a lovely, womanly shape!

  3. L Says:
    March 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    You look great for 4 months give your body time to heal.. stretchmarks will eventually fade down and weight will come off

  4. amber Says:
    March 4th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    yes your only 4 months PP- you will go down alot without exercise and eating healthy, imagine the extra weight if you DO exercise and eat healthy… i had a c section and still (4years) cannot get rid of that excess outward pooch ( i posted blessed and tortured)

  5. Kate Says:
    March 10th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I think I can really relate to you. I am 26 and I am a mother of three! My husband and I had our first baby when I was only 21 years old and then had the other two immediately after. My body never really had a chance to bounce back between babies! Today I am 15 months pp and I am finally only 5 pounds heavier than I was before I starting having children. Even though I have lost the weight, the way I carry it is so different now. Generally, I am happy with my body (when I am clothed anyway) but once in a while I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, no make up on, hair in a pony tail, peanut butter fingerprints on my clothes and I think “Wait a minute, I am a woman in my twenties! Aren’t these supposed to be my glamour years!?” I just have to remind myself that I may have sacrificed my glamourous 20′s for my children, but I gained an amazing family and I think that is definitely a worth-while trade :)

  6. Amanda Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    You are gorgeous. Give yourself a break. Your stretchmarks will fade, and eventually your mommy tummy will go down a bit. I promise. =]

  7. Grace Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    You look great! Your tummy will get back to “normal” after a while. I’ve had 2 c-sections now and it takes a while for the “pooch” to go away…but it does, eventually! ;) Your belly looks awesome though. Don’t stress!

  8. Christie Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 2:01 am

    ive had two babies, both C sections. I gained around 25kgs for the first preganancy, lost about 10 and then got pregnant again and gained another 25 kgs. Right after i delivered my second i weighed almost 100kgs!!!! My youngest is almost 2 now and im close to what my weight was before, just 5kgs off, but it took time and i definitely carry my body weight differently. I am far curvier than before, more kim kardashian like, lol :)

    Loosing the weight takes time and i was sooo depressed while trying to do it, but i realised the longer and harder i thought about the weight the more it didnt wanna shift! Enjoy being a mum, do the daily mummy chores and slowly they just kinda go away…. Hang in there, it will take its time to move but it will, im just getting back into somewhat of a shape after 2 years…

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