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