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Still Trying to Accept my “Shape” (Anonymous)

I am 25 years old. I had my second baby 8.5 months ago. I look at my body and think “wow i don’t look as BAD as i thought i would after my second but I look nothing like I did 5 years ago haha.” Then again, I haven’t stopped breastfeeding yet…So, I don’t know what my breasts will look like. Sometimes it makes me sad to think about what they might look like but I know I am doing the best for my baby. I do have a hard time looking at myself in photos because I think I look so much bigger than I have ever. Maybe time will make it a little better but I dont know. I honestly feel exhausted and have not started working out so not loosing weight is my own fault. I get really hungry also because I am breastfeeding and the extra weight will not come off!! Well here are my photos, not sucking in or anything – gut out and everything! I think I still look 5 months pregnant and I have back rolls! I guess that’s the shape of a mother :)

~Your Age: 25
~Number of pregnancies and births: 2
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 3 years old & 8.5 months baby


in Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

10 comments… add one

  • Megan Thursday, June 4, 2009, 9:45 am

    OMG! You have zero stretch marks!!! You’re so lucky! With a little time and some work, that weight will come right off. Start a small routine – even 15-20 minutes a day, and you’ll notice a big difference! PS – your skin also looks super smooth and flawless!

  • Colleen Thursday, June 4, 2009, 9:58 am

    “Extra” weight aside (and really, what is “extra”? You don’t look very large to me!), you have beautiful skin. It’s very smooth and evenly toned, and I hope my belly looks that good after I give birth (I’m 7 months right now). I think you look beautiful :)

    And good for you on still breastfeeding!

  • Bridget Thursday, June 4, 2009, 9:58 am

    I think you look radiant! Your skin is flawless and beautiful and you have everything to be proud of. Great job breastfeeding and trying to accept your motherly figure.

  • Kelly Thursday, June 4, 2009, 5:50 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding me! That’s all. Your skin looks so soft and supple…not one visible stretch mark. I guess everyone has their own body issues. I have absolute faith that you will be able to have a fantastic post-baby body with a little healthy eating and some exercise. Keep us updated, post new photos when that time comes. Good luck to you…I don’t see what you’re worried about, you look great!

  • Abby Huskey Friday, June 5, 2009, 12:03 am

    Lots of people say you keep about 5 pounds for breastfeeding but so far, I have kept about 10 pounds each time! My boobs looked really gross after breastfeeding my first, but for the last five months of pregnancy 2, when I got my break from it, they inflated back up and looked good again. Who knows what they will look like when I’m all done (especially since I plan on having six kids!)
    LOL you really look great! Especially for two kids!!

  • TracyKM Friday, June 5, 2009, 9:35 am

    You look very feminine and sexy to me! Babywearing is a great way to ‘exercise’ and get life done at the same time. Check out http://www.thebabywearer.com for more. It really helped me AND my baby!

  • Mary Friday, June 5, 2009, 12:57 pm

    HELLO BEAUTIFUL SKIN!!! you look great

  • StephyKeyz Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 6:08 pm

    You are sooo lucky for not having stretch marks..
    I got them all over the place LOL!!
    You do look good for your 2nd cub.. You should be greatful!! Keep it up!!

  • Molly Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 9:03 pm

    You look awesome–and you have a great attitude, btw! :)

  • Rachel Sunday, April 11, 2010, 9:33 pm

    WOW! You have really great skin! :)

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