I was 16 when I got pregnant. I was just starting to live out my life after years of being shy and to myself. I had met the father of the baby about a year before I got pregnant. Luckily the father of my daughter is really good to me, loves our daughter and where going on two years and 1 month on Saturday.Pregnancy was complication free. Her birth was a pain. She 2 weeks past due, so I decided to go ahead with an induction. She still didn’t want to come out so I was stuck with a C-section. (scar is hardly noticeable) I was up and going after a week. Though here I am 5 weeks postpartum still can’t do vigorous exercise. I’m blessed with a beautiful family now. Honestly, it was worth the toll it took on my oh so young body. Lol. I’m learning to accept the things I can’t change, and change the things I can. Thankfully I haven’t had any stress what so ever . As soon as I got pregnant things sort of fell in to place. All with the exception of my body. See I’ve always have self-image issues. When I was in Elementary and a little bit of middle school, I was a bit chubbier than others. I developed bulimia and dropped a whole lot of weight! Even then I had the idea that I was saggy, and disgusting. Of course it didn’t help that I was always getting cheating on and told that I was not good enough.. “men always think they can do better until you leave them dry(;” Lol. Well anyways, even my father (douche bag) Always told me I was fat, & that my arms resemble chicken’s wings. (whatever) I started pregnancy at around 137 and at my last DR’s appointment I was weighing 180. :O holy cow that’s 47 pounds. I didn’t mind much about the weight it was the stretch marks that really got to me. I would BATHE in cocoa cutter, and Palmer’s Stretch Mark Solution night and day. Obviously it was a waste of money! Anyways, while I’m absolutely in love with my daughter, I have my days where I break down and start crying. My body will never be the same, I won’t ever feel sexy again. My boyfriend doesn’t mind them, but he gets annoyed of my constantly thinking he’s not attracted anymore, and of the fact I don’t stop slapping Cocoa butter on. I lost about 25 since I’ve left the hospital. I’d still like to lose another 25. I’m doing this the healthy way this time!! Other than that I’m blessed with a healthy baby. :)
1st picture: About 7 months pregnant
4: 2-3 weeks PP
5th: 5 weeks PP:
5 thoughts on “1 Pregnancy, 1 Birth (Anonymous)”
I got pregnant at 16, too. You will feel sexy again, I promise. And even if you don’t feel sexy, sometimes you just have to fake it until you start believing it because you are! The stretch marks will fade. Mine never got as bad as yours, but I used Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy and I definitely got results. My stretchmarks went from pink to white and the texture has improved so much. I still notice them, but they’re nearly invisible to everyone else.
Try to be confident for your boyfriend. Being new parents puts a huge damper on your sex life, so you’re actually going to have to try to continue to be intimate.
Good luck being a new parent and accepting your new body!
I think your tummy looks nice and flat! Give it time. Five weeks postpartum is NOTHING. I was losing weight up through two years postpartum. I started running at 3 years postpartum and dropped a few more pounds and gained a lot of muscle. :) Five weeks is a drop in the bucket. Your tummy will slowly firm up and your stretch marks will fade so that they are silvery and a beautiful reminder of carrying your daughter. Congrats on her birth!
You look fantastic! And your stretch marks are really cute, just a couple and they will be faded soon! You will not even believe how much your body will change over the next 6-12 months, your beautiful and enjoy having a little peanut because they grow up too fast!
Thanks (‘: I’m using Mederma too! Hopefully it workss.
hey I also feel that way. My baby just turned one and I have that I feel unatractive too.but I just learned that what you see and you dislike about yourself is not what other see…we feel like everyone looks and talk about it but in reality most of of the time they dont notice .i am also trying to lose the extra weight but its hard.