Wow, my only son turned two last week and it really made me want to take a second glance at my body.
His father and I who were high school sweethearts have divorced but remain close friends, we just got married too young. Being a freshly single mother I am more conscience of my body than ever!
Pre-pregnancy, I was 5’3 and 108 lbs. During pregnancy I gained a tremendous 60+ lbs!
I ate healthily but unfortunately retained a lot of fluid during my last month. Now, two years later
I’ve gained an inch in height and weigh 112 lbs. I have always carried any extra weight in my tummy, but I’m working on it!
I thought I had escaped stretch marks, but during the week that my son was overdue they appeared
as if to say, “Hey momma! I’m ready to get out of here!” I had a 10 lb baby and he continues to grow like a bean stalk!
I’ve considered laser treatments for my scars, but they honestly don’t bother me that bad. I don’t wear a bikini unless I’m with close friends and family, but hopefully I can build up that confidence.
Good luck mommas!
The first two photos are current photos of my tummy and hips, the second of my son and I.