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Still Confident (Tiffany)

February 19, 2008

My name is Tiffany and I am 20 years old. I had my first baby on December 8th, 2007. Throughout my pregnancy, people kept telling me how small I looked and you would *think* I would be flattered but it is just as annoying as hearing that you’re huge! Due to constant comments like “Girl, you need to eat more!”, I was sure my baby would be tiny. At almost 38 weeks, I delivered my daughter vaginally via induction and she weighed about 6 and a half pounds, 19 inches long. Pre-pregnant I weighed 124, at the end I weighed 158, and now I weigh 135. I’m still working on getting back (actually, lower) than my pre-pregnancy weight but I think that I look damn good and I am happy with my appearance. Half of the beauty, I believe, is actually feeling beautiful. This first picture is me when I was 15 weeks pregnant, the second is when I am 32 weeks pregnant, next is 36 weeks, and last is 2 weeks post-partum which I am now 8 pounds less than but I haven’t taken any more recent ones.







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5 Responses to “Still Confident (Tiffany)”

  1. Autumn Says:
    February 19th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    You look fantastic! Your pregnant belly was beautiful!
    It seems that no matter how big/small you are, someone will have something negative to say about it. =P

  2. Kristen Says:
    February 20th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    You DO look damn good! Way to go! Your attitude is also beautiful.

  3. Jill Says:
    February 20th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I can relate. I looked like you during pregnancy: small and petite with a cute little belly. And the comments did get annoying: “you’re so tiny! where are you hiding that baby?” “you’re so skinny! don’t you ever eat?”

    It doesn’t get better after the baby is born either. “You have a kid?! But you’re so skinny! You must have starved yourself after he was born!” “You look great! How often do you work out?” (I don’t.) “Holy crap, you’re a mom?! What are you, anorexic??”

    Not all women blow up like balloons and stay that way when they have kids, and not all women have to exercise themselves to death or starve themselves to be thin either. Some are just blessed with good genes. I’m grateful that I’m one of those, but to be hated for it and to constantly hear inappropriate remarks about it isn’t fun. People wouldn’t DARE say “You’re so fat! I bet you sit around and stuff your face all day!” to an overweight person, why do they think it’s okay to say the opposite to a skinny person?

  4. Hailee Says:
    February 20th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    I know you from Girl.com im glad to hear you ahd a safe delivery and all, you look wonderfull! I also heard you named your daughter Hayley, what a fantastic name:D Congrats!

  5. Deb Says:
    February 23rd, 2008 at 7:54 am

    You look wonderful. We have similar bodies I think because I looked a bit like you when I was pregnant. I posted a while back under the title “10 years later.” I got the comments as well. The worst ones for me were, “you don’t look pregnant” and “you know, you really shouldn’t worry so much about your weight when you’re pregnant- it’s more important to feed your baby…” People just let their assumptions run rampant don’t they? This all hurt my feelings, but whatever. Nearly 11 years later I accept that stupid humans live among us. They’re actually kind of cute and entertaining sometimes. What I liked most about your post was your smile- you look comfy and proud. Good for you and congrats on your Mommy status!

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