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Me after two pregnancies and two c-sections (Anonymous)

October 29, 2008

I am 26 years old. I have two beautiful daughers ages 7 and 2 years. With my first daughter I was 98 lbs for my first doctor visit at 8 weeks pregnant! I gained about 63 lbs!! I lost the weight pretty quickly and was back down to about 100 lbs.(I am 5ft 5in). Then I got up to 120 and I was happy with that weight.I got pregnant with my second baby and gained about 28 lbs. After two weeks I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight, and into my jeans! I now weigh 116 lbs, but its not the weight that bothers me its the loose skin on my belly. I can even live with the stretch marks on my hips and thighs, but everytime I look at my stomach, I want to cry. I know its not that bad but when you see celebs back into their bikinis after the kids are born, with not one sign of pregnancy, it makes you feel bad. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to them or anyone else, but I can’t help it. Somedays I feel good about how i look and others, not so much. I love this website, because the women here are all beautiful and brave. Before I found this site I actually believed that I was the only women who looked like this. Because everyone around me looked great after having their children. But now I know that everyone is different and this is how I look and I better get used to it. I know I could have plastic surgery, but I don’t want to put myself at risk. To me the risk is too great. I know some women don’t agree, and that’s their prerogative. Here is a picture of me two years pp.



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8 Responses to “Me after two pregnancies and two c-sections (Anonymous)”

  1. Nikki Says:
    October 29th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Wow, honestly you look so great that I hope I look just as good whenever I have my 2nd child.
    I sympathize with you, too. It’s not like real women with stretch marks are parading around in public, so all proof of pregnancy is hidden or on magazine covers. And it’s not like we’re gonna go around lifting up mothers’ shirts [to see if they have marks], lol.

  2. Kathy Says:
    October 29th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Celebs… who knows what they have gotten done post partem. Who knows what type of miracle underwear they own or what type of touch ups have been paid for with their photos.

    You have a great figure. I have a lot of loose skin, too, so I understand how you feel. But you look amazing. Your shape is perfect.

  3. me Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Seriously? That’s an ideal pp pic, no matter how long it has been. That is what I would warn women from wishing for! You look fantastic! I understand, I was about your same weight at all the times you mentioned and I still seem the same until you see me naked. Some things just shift when you become a mom. It took a younger man loving me to make me feel validated, I hope you can do it for yourself.

  4. Berni Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 5:02 am

    I’d just like to say I could have written wht you’ve said. I’m 5’8 and around 135lb 5 months pp I’m slim but I hate my saggy tummy. I can live with the stretchmarks but my saggy tummy really gets me down… I’m even thining of having a tummy tuck eventually (but like you I’m scared of the risk). I really think you look great. Don’t compare yourself to celebs, I know its hard but It’ll just make you feel bad. I have to remind myself all the time that more then likely they have had ‘help’ to look like that. Your tummy really isn’t that bad, You look great :)

  5. samera Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 6:15 am

    you look great your tummy is flat i have the same thing as you have, where my belly button is its all creased like i have wrinkles, but what can you do? most women get stretch marks

  6. Sara Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    I wouldn’t want to have “not one sign of pregnancy.” To me, my stretch marks and my mama body are all part of my journey. I have earned these things, and I am proud of what my body has created and been through to do it. I can’t wait to see what the next pregnancy will bring.

    My post here can be found by searching “My Crown Sara.”

    I also think you look great. Be proud of what you have done. If you feel healthy and strong for your girls, that’s what’s most important.

  7. Mama Says:
    November 4th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    You’re beautiful!

  8. Amber Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I think you look good chica! I also have somewhat of a similar belly. I have only had one pregnancy and gained 58 lbs. I’ve lost all but 10 lbs and it has been 2 years already! I feel a lot like you do, about seeing celebrities and even a few close friends of mine look flawless after they give birth, I just don’t think it is fair.. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say. I could live with my stretchmarks, I just really don’t like the wrinkle I have under my belly button and the excess skin, and it seems like my belly button has sagged downwards bc of it… I’ll have to make a post and put up some pics too… I think all the women here are beautiful in their own unique way. We should all celebrate being mothers, very very beautiful amazing wonderfcul mothers that are still sexy and desirable!

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