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My Story (Anonymous)

I admit that I am at constant odds with my body. I have yet to learn to accept that body may always look this way.
I was 150 when I became pregnant with my now 2 year old son. I had a very difficult pregnancy and ended up on bedrest for the last four months and gained over 70lbs. I was 223lbs the day I deliver my 9lbs 11oz son by c/s. I dropped down to 170lbs within 3 months of delivery and my weight has stagnated there ever since.
I love being a mother and would take my new body for him any day but it doesn’t change the fact I cringe whenever I see myself naked. I hope one day to be able to afford a tummy tuck because I dont think I will ever be able to accept myself this way.

in Belly, Breastfeeding, Breasts, Complications in Pregnancy, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

4 comments… add one

  • Angele Thursday, January 29, 2009, 6:19 pm

    Oh hun! I feel your pain! But trust me, your belly is beautiful! Check my pics out.. ;) (3 yrs later and still this?)
    I’d trade with ya in a heartbeat!

  • Cierra Thursday, January 29, 2009, 7:30 pm

    My tummy looks the same as yours does. With the little wrinkles near my belly button. Mine are slowly going away, but I haven’t seen anyone else with them. It made me feel better to know I’m not alone. I was 107 when I got pregnant and gave birth at 200. I gained a whopping 90lbs. I too was on bedrest but only for the last 3 months.

    Nothing can change how much we love our kids but I wish loving ourselves came as easy!

  • lilmansmom07 Friday, January 30, 2009, 10:23 am

    I felt like I was reading my own story here. My son will be 2 on March 31 and I’m stuck at 170. I was 150 before all the craziness. It’s taken me a lot of work to get down to 170 as my son was only a 5lb baby due to my thyroid and it’s not easy to lose weight with thyroid issues. I hope that with my new gym membership I’ll be back down to size eventually. I hear ya on the tummy tuck. I was just telling a friend that with the road map of stretch marks I should get a tattoo of a star that says “you are here” or find Dr Rey from Dr 90210. Best of luck hun and for what it’s worth, I think u look good!

  • Audrey Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 11:05 am

    The picture of you nursing is so sweet. What a cute baby!

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