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Long Journey (Sarah)

Age: 25
# of pregnancies:1
#of births:1
6 mo. PP.

I had my son 6 months ago after gaining an astonishing 65 lbs while pregnant with him. I’ve struggled all of my life to keep weight off, and stay “attractive” so I was blown away at how hormones and the miracle of pregnancy can really change your view on things! I probably took things a little far, eating cake every night in jubilation at my newfound guilt-free eating…but it’s worked out okay.

I had a 46 hour labor, and finally got an epidural 45 minutes before he was ready to be born…I had an uncomplicated delivery…and was surprised when I came home to find that after giving birth to a 7lb 6oz baby that I only weighed 4 lbs less than I did at check in! (which was 182). I stayed at this weight for a good 2 weeks because I couldn’t lose the water weight from the epidural…I visited the Dr a couple of times to make sure there were no complications…but it was just my body’s way of dealing with the medication…to give me horrible edema that took another 6 weeks at LEAST to completely subside.

Now I’m at a solid 138, 6 months later. I didn’t push myself, I just walk around a lot and avoid cake ;) I’m kind of glad that it’s been a slow weight loss because the only stretch marks I have are right above where I got my bellybutton pierced…not bad at all. I also started doing meditation yoga in the mornings for 20 minutes which will tone those flabby arms RIGHT up! Anyway, the first pic is 19 weeks pregnant (I didn’t show for AWHILE!), the pregnant ones are one week before I gave birth, and the lingerie and bathroom picture are from yesterday. Women’s bodies are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Go team!!!!!

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5 comments… add one

  • Bella Monday, January 11, 2010, 1:48 pm

    Yes – I totally agree with you – our bodies are amazing creatures;) And you loook great!

  • billboardz360 Monday, January 11, 2010, 4:32 pm

    wow, long journey indeed.thanks for sharing your philosophy of plenty of walking and running away from cake. can’t say that i can do that cake thang even now, lol. you sound very happy. congrats on a beautiful pregnancy. continued health and wellness to you and your family. ;-)

  • Samantha Monday, January 11, 2010, 10:17 pm

    Wow! Look at you!!! Congrats Momma, you look fabulous!

  • Sarah Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 4:24 pm

    You look fantastic! And what a perfect pregnant belly *is jealous* :)

  • Lindsey Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 5:15 am

    You look amazing! Sexy mama!

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