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My body eight months after my little miracle. (Jamie)

November 14, 2012

Age: 22
Number of Pregnancies/ Births: 1

I just turned 22, and have a beautiful 8 1/2 month baby girl. My pre pregnancy weight was 166lbs, I did great through the first 7 months of pregnancy only gaining 10lbs, then all of a sudden I was gaining a pound a day getting up to 214lbs!! I was scared to death of stretch marks, I already had very fragile self esteem. I started getting them one by one ,at 7 months, I cried after seeing each one form.

After my daughter’s birth I was grateful, she is my little ray of light. Even though I was so happy, I also was so depressed. I hated my body and myself. I didn’t want to eat, or get dressed in the morning, on top of that, I had to get over it quick because I had to go to work 2 weeks after I had my baby.

It was a slow process getting used to the new routine and being away from my pride and joy all day. (Not to mention having to dress in business attire)

I eventually got used to it, and lost all of my weight plus some. I bought the expensive stretch cream, and applied it religiously; my stretch marks faded some but my stomach never tightened up. Below are the pictures now 8 1/2 postpartum. I already lost 74lbs, have been doing pelvic tilts and trying to make my stomach look better. Will it ever be normal again? I know stretch marks fade but will my belly button ever be circle? Will my stomach ever not have wrinkles? I just need to know, what I am facing for full recovery.

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6 Responses to “My body eight months after my little miracle. (Jamie)”

  1. Natalie Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    You have such beautiful hourglass figure. Congratulations on all that weight loss. The skin on your tummy reminds me of the skin on my breasts. I’m only 6 months PP, and I’m also 22 years old. Exercise did tighten up my tummy, although not to pre-pregnancy tight. From what I know the wrinkly look is caused by stretch marks that are no longer stretched out as we lose weight. I never got stretch marks on my tummy, only on my breasts and butt. That’s why I said your tummy skin is like the skin on my breasts.

  2. Laura Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Wow your tummy looks almost exactly like mine! My post is a couple of posts back, titled “Hope is Not Lost”.
    I’m only 6 months PP myself, but from everything I’ve read/seen I don’t think the skin goes away. I myself have researched a mini tummy-tuck, but I don’t know if I’m going to have more children nor do I have 5-6k to drop solely for cosmetic reasons..
    So I know how you feel but I have to say you look great! Your stretchmarks have faded away into nothing and it looks like you’ve got curves-galore. Also, congrats on losing all your baby weight!

  3. Bella Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 5:23 am

    First, I think you look great and that you have such a beautiful hourglass figure, as Natalie points out above. Second, I think it`s normal to feel a little bit of grief when youre body changes away from something you liked or even loved before getting pregnant. I also miss parts of my old body, but with that being said, I understand that I propably would`nt have my 2 wonderful boys if my body were to be the exact same as before. It`s a job that our bodies have done, so beside beeing sad, try to be proud of your body too. Big hug

  4. Erin Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I agree with Natalie. You have a beautiful figure! Congrats on losing the weight, that is something you should be proud of since you worked to get there!

    I am 13 months PP and lost all the weight and then some too. I worked out to lose a lot of it. My stomach is fairly tight (not quite like before though) but I still have some wrinkles if I bend over or sit down. I believe they are faint stretch marks. Honestly I think they won’t go completely away. Everyone usually has some permanant changes to their body that they have to accept. It looks a lot worse to you than it does to anyone else. You have a flat tummy and your stretch marks have faded! Be proud of you new body!

  5. becky Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    You look great may i ask which of the expensive stretch mark creams you used bc i would love to try it too seeing how well it worked for you :) Also what are the pelvic tilt exercises i would like to try those too i’ve never heard of them. :)

  6. Anon... Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    How did you lose all the weight id love to know your story sounds like mine yet I havent managed to lose much im stuck! You look so beautiful!

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