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Plus Sized Mummu

May 27, 2010

2pregnancies, 2 births, 2 boys.
13 months pp.
22 yrs old.

I was told from about 16 that I would never fall pregnant, due to scarring on my uterus and falopian tubes from PCOS. Id had my period since I was 13, and was producing 3-4 eggs per month, but none of them would implant, thats what the doctor had told me.
At 17, fresh out of highschool I found myself pregnant. I weighed 98kgs when I fell pregnant and was a size 16 jeans, 16 D bra. After leaving an abusive relationship, going into early labour and suffering through preaclampsia, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, I was induced 2 weeks after my due date. 3 hours of very easy labour later I delivered a beautiful baby boy, 7 pound 9. I weighed 110kgs
I met mhy now husband in highschool, when we were 14, but we never stayed together long enough t fall in love. I saw him in July 2007, when my son was 8 months old, and we fell in love. He moved in 3 weeks later, and we got engaged in december of that year. We got married in August of 2008, and after struggling to fall pregnant, we found out we were expecting on our wedding day! I weighed 135 kgs the day we got married. The weight gain was due to my PCOS getting worse, and the medcation.
In April, 2 weeks after my due date, I travelled 900kms by myself to the only hospital in my state that will deliver women with a BMI of 41 or over. I was induced, and 12hrs of hard labour and one shot of morphine later, I had held the most beautiful baby boy in my arms for a split second before the doctors took him away because he wasnt breathing. I rang my husband 5 minutes later to tell him our baby wasnt breathing, that he was slipping away from us, and when he answered, our baby screamed for the first time! So daddy got to hear hos first breath. He is aour little miracle baby, and though he was nearly taken from us again at 8 months old when he choked, he is here with us still, and 13 months old. He was born 9pound 8. I weighed 116kgs a week PP, but quickly put the weight back on when I went on the pill. Im not 127.9kgs, and following a calorie controlled diet and exercise regime. This is my body, and while I dont love it, I am not ashamed! I am proud and greatful that I got to experience something I techinocally never should have!

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4 Responses to “Plus Sized Mummu”

  1. Angie Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Wow your body is so similar to mine. I also have so much trouble with my body. But we have to keep our heads up. Your beutiful the way you are. Glad your baby was ok.

  2. Donna Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Go, you. Proud to know that in this society, we still have women like you who respect and love their bodies because of what they can do – bring life into the world.

  3. Sophie Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 3:05 am

    you have a beautiful body. you body is similar to mine. Nice to know your baby was ok.

  4. Sarah P. Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    My sister has PCOS and looks like you. I pray she can be a mommy like you. She wants to be so badly. You are truly, truly blessed! Thanks for sharing your story! :)


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