1 Month PP! will it ever go away?? (Anonymous)

I’m 26 and had my first and only baby girl 1 months age. I’m hating my body and very down on myself image! I always had a big ego and low self esteem! Now I have no ego and no self esteem! I know my stomach is better then most but I feel as if I’m as big as a house! Alot of people tell me I look good but with people telling me this, I still feel very uncomfortable in my own skin! I wear a tummy holder just to feel ok enough to go out in public. I’m in the Army and being fat is a no-go! So that adds more presure to me! (They give you 6 months after having a child to get back into shape) I look up to woman now that have more then one child, and that are happy in their own skin!

14 thoughts on “1 Month PP! will it ever go away?? (Anonymous)

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 10:15 am

    You look so great only 4 weeks after having a baby! Your belly will be back to “normal” in no time at all. Just take one day at a time. :)

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:05 am

    First of all, you aren’t fat. You are far from fat. Leave the fat label to those of us who truly are please. Secondly, it can take up to a year to go “back to normal”. Exercise. Eat right. You just had a baby for goodness sakes. I am certain you don’t want to transfer such a negative body image onto your daughter. Perhaps get some counselling?

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Whoa, you look awesome! I can still see abs! Don’t be down on yourself. Your body went through an amazing journey for your beauty of a child and changed. Give yourself some time to get back to normal and give yourself some slack. You worked hard and deserve a break. It WILL go away- especially since there barely is and IT to speak of! :-D

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:33 am

    wow! you look awesome! I am 1 year pp and I am just now starting to look like that! Dont worry ythings keep changing for up to 2 years after.

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Yes. It will go away. I can tell because you are SO TINY at only 4 weeks post partum! You look fabulous! Congrats on your beautiful new baby girl!

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    The postpartum period extends for a minimum of 12 months. Give it time. From what I see, you’re doing great. Make sure to attend your 6 week follow-up and make sure to discuss any emotional/identity issues you may be having.

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I feel you. But you look so great!!! Only 4 weeks and already a hot mama!! Keep going! :D

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Give it some time! You look great. Right now, your skin is still adjusting, but it will bounce back.

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Hey! I am 22 and just had my first baby and can understand how you feel. I almost dont wanna have number 2 because of my body and finding it tough to accept it. However, you really do look great, Im being honest!! Give yourself time and each time your girl smiles at you, remember she is a miracle, your body is amazing for creating her and that in time, scars fade and skin goes back. You really do look great so stop fretting, feel proud of yourself and start enjoying life and your beautiful angel.

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Wow, your tummy is SOOO much flatter than mine was at 4 weeks, and I had people telling me I was super-skinny too, so that means you DEFINITELY are! Please stop beating yourself up. You really do look great. Your skin just stretched to its absolute limit, it’s not going to snap right back like a rubber band immediately. Give it more time, you are going to look better and better because you are off to a great start. And ditch the tummy shaper…no one is looking at your waist! I promise! They are looking at that precious baby girl in your arms!

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I think that is just ridiculous that you are supposed to look teh asme as you did in 6 months.. all you should be worrying about is enjoying your baby! Hell I’m never gonna go back even remotley to before.. but geez.. I would kill for your stomach right as it is right now !! You have no idea how fast your gonna bounce back don’t even worry at all .. PLZ!

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    You know it takes 6 weeks just for the uterus to return to its former size… it is hard but give it a couple more months, you’ll do just fine!

  • Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 3:02 am

    You look awesome for one month PP!

    I am 5months down the track and don’t look that good even with gym 3times a week! :P

    Things improve without you noticing though I do admit.

    9months up, 9months down at the very least! And your bubba is ADORABLE :D

  • Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    i understand exactly how you feel. i am also in the military, when I had my daughter I was so scared I was not gona get back in shape and I would get the boot like other females that I know. I had lost most of the weight by six weeks and by the time I got back into p.t. i was good. I got back in shape and scored higher than before pregnancy on my fitness eval!

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