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Update Baby #2 (Anonymous)

January 5, 2011

Previous entries here and here.

Since my last entry I have had another baby! My little girl was born 4 days early so that was exciting for us and she weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. With my first pregnancy I gained 55 pounds and found it took alot of hard work to get my body back. This time I worked out my entire pregnancy and ate super healthy. I gained 21 pounds the second time around. My body really snapped back super quick this time so that was nice! It was a bit of an adjustment at first going from one child to two children, but things are going super well now! My son loves being a big brother and my little girl is getting so chubby already. Below is a picture of my belly at 39 weeks pregnant and another picture at 12 days post partum. I am now 7 weeks post partum and pretty much look and weigh the same as I did 12 days after giving birth.

Thanks to all the other moms for sharing your stories! And thank you Bonnie for creating this website. I have been coming to it for years now and I think it’s absolutely amazing and inspiring to all women, :)

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10 Responses to “Update Baby #2 (Anonymous)”

  1. Shannon Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations on your new baby! You look amazing, great job keeping your body so healthy. I am working out every day now…not only to finally love my body, but to recover faster when I get pregnant with baby # 3 :)

  2. Mary V Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    You look awesome! And congratulations on your two babies. It is a bit to adjust to two, mine are 2 years apart (2 and 4) and they are so fun now that they can play together! Good for you mama!

  3. Sarah P. Says:
    January 5th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Your body was just made to make babies, wasn’t it? You look amazing.

  4. Col Says:
    January 6th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Wow, thats impressive. Your body just snapped back. Just curious, what did you do for exercise during pregnancy?

  5. Lauren Says:
    January 7th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks!!

    During my pregnancy I did my regular routine about 4 days a week for the first 3 months which was 2 weight classes a week plus at least 2-3 days of running. After 3 months I continued my cardio at least 3 times a week by using the elliptical or speedwalking for a hour in the morning while pushing the toddler in the stroller. I also did light weights (8-10 pounds) until I will 36 weeks pregnant. I also did modified pushups for as long as I could. (Probably until about 34 weeks)

  6. Katie Says:
    January 8th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    You are rare! 12 days?!?! My goodness. That is awesome. You are blessed, be thankful.

    Yes I am curious too, what did/do you do for exercise?

  7. Lauren Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I am thankful :)

  8. mim Says:
    January 12th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    what were the weights of your babies. wondered if it made a difference? my boy was 8lb 13oz. and wondered second time around if i didnt gain as much weight would my baby be smaller?

  9. Lauren Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Gaining 35 pounds EXTRA the first time didn’t make my baby any bigger. My first child was a boy and weighed 7 lbs 12 oz when he was born. My second child is a girl and she weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. She was a tiny bit smaller but still super healthy and I was healthier too.

  10. L Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    you loook great.. keep up the good worka nd congrats on baby#2!

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