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My body has definitely changed for the worse but my little girl was worth it! (Sienna)

March 24, 2010

Age: 22
Number of pregnancies and births: 1 Pregnancy, 1 Birth
I am 8 weeks postpartum

I became pregnant when I was 21 after only 1 month of trying and was absolutely delighted! I loved my body just before getting pregnant – I had just lost a bit of weight and was feeling very confident!
I loved seeing my body change as my belly got bigger. I wanted to have the biggest pregnancy bump around lol. I loved wearing tight fitting clothing to show my bump off and loved hearing people tell me how huge I was looking. I just thought that everything would go back the was it was after I had my baby – I was quite naive in that way.

My boobs got bigger by a whole cup size and by 34 weeks I hadnt developed any stretchmarks so I was very pleased. I did used bio oil and palma’s coco butter for my whole pregnancy. Then a couple of days later I noticed a little mark on the side of my hip and knew it was the beginnings of stretchmarks. By the end of my pregnancy the stretchmarks were pretty bad and although I know they will fade they will never completely disappear but the way I look at it is that the are a reminder of my beautiful little girl and my partner says I am still beautiful and should be proud of them so I feel very lucky that way – it is hard to feel that way all the time though, I do feel sad when I look back at pre-pregnancy pictures of my stomach.
I gave birth to my gorgeous daughter after a very traumatic labour and my belly looked dreadful straight after. It was very saggy but I knew that it would be so I wasnt really that bothered. I had to have an emergceny focept delivery and an episiotomy so I couldnt walk for about a week and was very uncomfortable. I have a very large scar from the episotomy. I breast fed and my belly went down suprisingly quick. My boobs were huge because they were full of milk and I loved them! But I only breast fed for about 3 weeks and after my milk went away I am now left with even smaller boobs that I had before being pregnant (I was originally a small B) and on top of that they are very squidgy and droopy and have stretchmarks on – they are just not very nice – I would love a boob job but my partner says he does not want me to get one though I am quite self concious about them, I dont really like him to touch them now because they are so squashy.

I also have stretchmarks on my bum and legs though I did not gain any extra weight during pregnancy (besides the bump) so I was quite annoyed about that. I havent really done much exercise but my belly has gone down alot so I am quite happy with that but it is still very squidgy and hangs over my jeans a little which I hate, muffin top! So I am still wearing leggings as they are alot more comfortable. I am 8 weeks post pregnancy now so I hope my belly will eventually return to normal, although my belly button is alot bigger and stretched more like a hole now when before it was a cute little thing haha.

Anyway, I am unhappy that my body is definatly not what it was, however my little girl was worth it and I’m not going to let pictures of celebs get me down, they are airbrushed, no way could they loose all that weight and look so good so soon! So I am just going to continue trying to eat healthy and do some more situps and not get too down about it – the thing I would say upsets me most is my boobs but only my partner sees them and he says he still loves them so I try now to worry about it too much.
I have a beautiful little girl and I think my body shows the stregnth of a women and what she goes though to bring life into the world :)

Below is pictures of my stomach before, during and after pregnancy from the side and front and also a picture of my beautiful little girl.

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11 Responses to “My body has definitely changed for the worse but my little girl was worth it! (Sienna)”

  1. kat Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Your before and after pics look the same! And your little girl is soooo cute! Congrats!

  2. shannon Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    holy wow…you look amazing!!! you daughter is adorable!

  3. Amy Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Hi Bonnie. I can only see three pictures. 2 pregnancy pics and one of her daughter? :)

  4. Amy Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I worked it out. I can see them now. You have to enlarge the first one. haha

  5. Kerry Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 3:56 am

    If you enlarge the 2 shots it shows different ones.

    You look freaking AMAZING for 8 weeks postpartum!!! I’m a year pp and would love to look like that!

  6. renee Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Your belly is perfectly fine!!! It’s still so defined and your stretchmarks will fade in time! I wish my belly looked like yours!

  7. JUlie Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Besides the fact that you daughter is adorable, You should consider yourself lucky you look great and your stretch marks as sad as you may seem about them they look really cool. Likesomething someone would of gotten tattooed on themselves. I think that you look very beautiful and should be happy that your body has bounced back so quickly. HOw much did you gain in your pregnancy?

  8. Sienna Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Thankyou :) My stretchmarks don’t bother me as much as I thought they would do really.
    I didnt really gain much weight during pregnancy as I was trying to be healthy and eat lots of fruit for the baby but I know I put on a bit. I never weigh myself as I dont like living my life counting the pounds so not sure how much I gained. I know I’m heavier now than I was, I would like to loose a little but I’m not really that upset – my little girl was so worth it, she is beautiful :)
    It’s not really my stomach that bothers me anyway, it’s my boobs really, they are so small and saggy now :S

    xxx

  9. Colleen Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you, Amy, for pointing out how to make the pictures work!

    Other than the stretch marks, your before and after pictures don’t look any different! You have an AWESOME stomach! And I loved your pregnancy belly. I had a small one (“coming to grips with a cesarean”), and I’m always kind of sad that I didn’t get that big huge belly to show off!

    Your stretch marks really aren’t that bad, and once the color fades in a few months they’ll be very hard to see. And I didn’t realize it until now (when you brought it up!), but my belly button was a little stretched right after my daughter was born, but now it’s pretty much back to normal (I’m 7 1/2 months PP). So give it time, and nobody will ever know you had a baby!

    P.S. Your daughter is precious…look at all that hair!

  10. me Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I love your baby, too cute, great face:)

  11. Mama&Ellie Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!

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