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Second Blessing (Tanya)

December 10, 2007

Original entry here.

I am so happy to be posting again. On November 6th of this year I gave birth to my second child; a baby girl named Isadora Saraphina Ruthara. She was born by c-section weighing at a healthy 7 pounds 7 ounces and was a height of 18.5 inches. She is my blessing and a perfect completion to our family. This time around I took extra special care of my body. I gained a total of 23 pounds, and seven days after birth I was 1 pound shy of my pre-pregnancy weight and three weeks after birth I am now 5 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight. My daughter is totally breastfeed and latched on immediately after I was out of recovery; we’ve been breastfeeding since then and have had no problems.
As for my body, well I didn’t get any new stretch marks this time around; my old ones just slightly stretched a little. I also had to go through another c-section since I had a series of complications with this pregnancy and though I wanted to try for a VBAC I ended up just scheduling a second section based on the fact that I was afraid of any more surprise complications. The best part is that with this pregnancy I was happy with my body; I was ONE with my body. I accepted the fact that it was going to change and mold into something completely new and instead of being ashamed of it I wore my skin proudly. I am so blessed to have a healthy child-bearing body and two beautiful healthy children in my life; I can not think of anything better.

This first picture is of me at 28 weeks pregnant and my 5yr old son Quailin
Second is 4 days after my c-section
Third is my daughter and I
Fourth and fifth are of me three weeks and 2 days after my c-section


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3 Responses to “Second Blessing (Tanya)”

  1. Amanda Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 11:08 am

    You look terrific!

    I’m jealous of the 23lb weight gain. I gained like an olsen twin.

  2. anonymous Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    you look so beautiful! I love the picture of your son coloring on your baby belly, it’s so sweet!

  3. rosie Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    First time i’ve ever commented, but i wanted to say you look fantastic and your baby is absoultly gorgeous, congrats

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