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Stretch marks and deflated boobs, but I’m doing great! (Anonymous)

I am 26 years old and this was my first pregnancy. I am 4 months post partum at the time of these photographs. My prepregnacy weight was 110 and I am now at 119. At full term I was 149. My butt and thighs got so many stretch marks. I still can not get any of my prepregnancy pants past my thighs. They may not ever go back. I feel like my bones have shifted and my hips have widened….but I’m doing okay. I love being a mother and my husband has been so supportive of my new body. The stretch marks on my hips and thighs can be seen when I wear a bathing suit and that makes me self conscious though they are already fading a bit. They were dark purple and angry looking when I got them. I got all of my stretch marks in the very last month of pregnancy…I thought I was doing so good until then. The ones on my boobs are fading too, but breast feeding is sucking the life out of them. I was a 34B…then a 36DD…now I’m down to a 34 C or D…so they are starting to look a little like pancakes. Everytime I start to get down on my self I just think of my little boy and that helps…quite a bit.

~Your Age: 26
~Number of pregnancies and births: 1st
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 4 months

in Belly, Breasts, Butt, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

22 comments… add one

  • Christie Monday, November 2, 2009, 1:05 pm

    OMG you look AWESOME! So fit and toned, congratulations :) And for the record I think your boobs have done great too :) I found the solarium helped fade my stretchies to silver faster, I’m sure yours will be gorgeous silvery reminders of your son in no time at all :)

  • Lauren Monday, November 2, 2009, 1:32 pm

    You have a great body! Those stretch marks will be faded in no time at all. :)

  • Amy Monday, November 2, 2009, 1:48 pm

    I know it’s hard for you to see, but you really do look great. Your butt has such a nice shape. Your breasts may not be what they used to be, but they still look beautiful.

  • autumn Monday, November 2, 2009, 2:25 pm

    they will fade with time, your lucky, your boobs arent saggy like mine, I was a 34 c before i got pregnant so iv always had big boobs but not saggy like now and not as big, Im a 34 d now, but atleast you dont got none on your stomach, your stomach looks like you didnt even have a son, mine streached out and has some streach marks on it but there fading, im 8 months post paturm, Have you been working out at all to tighten your stomach up or anything?

  • Karen Monday, November 2, 2009, 2:49 pm

    I think that you look great….and have a fantastic derriere!! :)

  • kat Monday, November 2, 2009, 4:49 pm

    WOW! You look really good!! Not an ounce of fat on you! Congrats on your baby boy and keep up the positive attitude :)

  • Amberfawn Monday, November 2, 2009, 6:31 pm

    I love your butt! Perfect curves!

  • Anonymous Monday, November 2, 2009, 7:03 pm

    Wow, you look fantastic! You could be my pp body-double because I got stretch marks exactly like yours in the exact same spots. I can barely see them any more as they have faded to a silvery colour (I’m 3 yrs pp)…i can only see them if the light hits them just right….but i remember them looking pretty angry too just after I gave birth. I feel ya on the deflated boobs…mine are the same. But I must say I wish I had your butt! Congrats on your baby boy!

  • mari Monday, November 2, 2009, 10:20 pm

    i think you have a beautiful, womanly body. it’s crazy how similar we are in the stretch marks department. my buttocks, upper thighs, back of thighs, etc. were literally covered in them. it’s been 2 yrs post partum and they are barely visible. what has helped fade them and gradually fill them in with collagen is drinking msm powder in my juice and applying msm lotion. amazing stuff! congrats on the baby, beautiful mama!

  • Jenn Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 8:21 am

    You look great!
    @ Mari – what is msm powder and msm lotion?

  • Jillylicious Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:05 am

    Hey! I have the EXACT same stretch marks as you! :) Don’t worry about it, they’ll continue to fade and you’ll forget they’re even there. You look lovely and healthy and sexy! Great job, mama!

  • TracyKM Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 11:04 am

    You look great! It’s not breastfeeding that is hard on our boobs. It’s the pregnancy hormones that cause them to grow, and the skin to lose elasticity, and then if you let yourself get engorged when the milk first comes in, etc. I just want to make sure women know this–I’ve heard it as a reason to not breastfeed and that’s insane, LOL, cause engorgement from not breastfeeding can cause just as much stretching!

  • Sarah Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 11:35 pm

    Like Tracy said, it’s not breastfeeding that does that to our breasts, it’s the fact that they fill up with milk at all, which happens with all women. You look fabulous! Congratulations!

  • MJ Thursday, November 5, 2009, 9:42 pm

    I’m so jealous! I was almost the same as you, 5’1″ 108 pre pregnancy weight. I went from a 34B to a 36D as well and now my breasts are sooooo saggy. :-( I’m down lower than my pre-pregnancy weight but my breasts are my biggest problem. Your confidence really inspires me.

  • Micha Friday, November 6, 2009, 3:42 am

    You’re beautiful! I’m amazed your bust size changed so much. How were things before? How about while breastfeeding? My breasts never changed much in size and I’m fascinated.

  • sama Sunday, November 8, 2009, 11:56 am

    wow you look great and trust me the marks will fade in time xx

  • Suzan Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 1:03 pm

    I think you have wonderfull boobs and a nice butt.

  • Pam Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:46 pm

    You look amazing!!So toned and beautiful..Girl, I would kill to have a great butt like yours, its perfect! The stretch marks will fade w/time. I had them all over as well and are still visible up close I am going on 3 years post partum but they are a silverish color and blend more. stay strong, you look terrific!

  • sigma888 Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 12:54 pm

    Than you all so much. I did want to clarify that breastfeeding my baby is so rewarding and I love it. He’s 6 months now and I’m already getting sad that he might start weening soon. I plan on breastfeeding for at least a year. Though I do agree that you’ll get stretched out when your milk comes in regardless, I do think that the constant filling and emptying (and waiting to long to empty) can have a greater effect. I still would not change a thing. I’m now 5 pounds from my prepreg weight at 6 months pp. No dieting. Moderate exercise…rollerblading (while pushing stroller) and walking.

  • Mummy261109 Thursday, December 31, 2009, 7:57 am

    Wow, honey your body is amazing!! Ok so it might not be the body you were used to, but -as an outsider seeing it for the first time – I can tell ya, you’re beautiful :) But I think you already know, as you said ‘doing great’!

    I’m one month pp from my first… aren’t we lucky to be mums!

    All the best fo you & bubby.

  • Kristen Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 4:07 pm

    I’m sorry, but that is a great bum you’ve got there missy!!!!!! I think your stretchmarks are nothing but beautiful, and of course for your own worry, they will fade….but man, I’d kill for your butt!! Seriously!!

  • John Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 12:13 pm

    Those mommy marks don’t take away from how beautiful your body is :)

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