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My Story (Anonymous)

November 29, 2010

Age:23
Number of Births:1
Post Partum: 2 months

On August 23rd I delivered a beautiful baby girl. My husband and I had gotten pregnant accidentally, but decided that we would start our family a little earlier than originally planned. I was pregnant during the summer and was absolutely miserable. I hated seeing all the other girls still able to wear their cute summer clothes and showing off their flawless bodies. When I was about 5 months pregnant the doctor weighed me and told me not to gain anymore weight (I had gained 25 lbs). Part of me was angry at her and hurt, thinking that she was calling me fat. Now I look back and I am thankful. From 5 months on I was very careful of what I ate and started to food journal and count calories as well as walking 2.5 miles each day. I couldn’t believe the changes my body went through with the weight gain. The stretch marks scared me and the bloating made me feel disgusting. I couldn’t wait to give birth and be able to diet and workout. We made the decision to breastfeed, which has put my diet plans on hold. I am proud of my body and realize that i got off a lot easier than most. I had an extremely easy vaginal delivery (after being a full two weeks late and having to be induced). I am struggling to accept my “new” body and have found so much hope and help in this website. I don’t feel so helpless. I now know that it takes time for things to tighten back up… and that somethings will never be the same. I am happy to say that i have a very supportive husband who still finds me sexy and still loves being intimate. Below are pictures of me at 2 months postpartum.

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6 Responses to “My Story (Anonymous)”

  1. Tiphanie Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 7:27 am

    wow!!! great job! and congrats on your baby and looking good! at least you have the breast feeding thing going for you to burn some calories and even though you cant ‘diet’ you can still eat healthy and walk!!!

  2. Susy Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    You look great! And I agree that breastfeeding is like a diet in itself lol.

  3. Jenjen Says:
    December 2nd, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Trust me you look good for 2 mths postpartum! i only looked like this at 7mths pp and i had a c- section which made things take longer. Breastfeeding works like a miracle after 3mths it will make you lose tonnes of weight without even trying believe me!

  4. Kate Says:
    December 3rd, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Wow! you have perfectly smooth skin with no visable stretch marks or cellulite. I would never guess you had a baby, and just think i will only get better from here, you are only 2 months out!! I got tons of cellulite and loose skin an i only gained 6 pounds.

  5. moriah Says:
    December 8th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    hey. you look great! i had a baby boy on August 21st :) he’s 2 days older than your daughter. congratulations! i am totally with you. trying to lose weight. breastfeeding still. which is amazing. being a mother has been sooo crazy and wonderful. keep it up! glad i have read about someone who is right where i am too ;)

  6. L Says:
    February 11th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Good job you look very healthy!

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