10 months PP (Anonymous)

I had a wonderful and fairly easy pregnancy, but a very hard, long delivery. I wanted an all natural, waterbirth at the birthing center with my midwife. My water broke 2:00am Friday morning and contractions started 45 min. later. By 10:am they were 10 min. apart and my midwife wanted me to come to the birthing center. Things progressed pretty quickly from there and then seemed to come to a halt with me having very strong contractions all Friday night, all of Saturday and Sunday. I couldn’t eat anything because I was throwing it up. By midnight on Sunday after several hours (!) of pushing and nothing happening (my midwife said he was turned face up and tried turning him with no luck) my husband finally stepped in and said we needed to go to a hospital. They had to put me on an IV right away because I had no energy after three days of not eating or sleeping. Then my husband and mom made the decision for me to have an epidural which let me sleep for awhile. Finally after three more hours of pushing I had my beautiful little boy Monday at 12:07pm!!!

It was also a long and rough recovery – my hips where thrown out and I could not walk without help for close to two weeks after. I also tore pretty badly. I felt like a failure, here was my little baby who needed me and I couldn’t even carry him around, or change his diaper, or rock him to sleep!! My husband was my rock during that time, he changed diapers (which he had never done before!!), did the laundry, made meals and took care of both me and the baby without complaining. While I did not end up having the delivery that I wanted, I have the most precious thing I could ever imagine and I wouldn’t trade him for anything!!

I started out at 115 before I was pregnant, gained 45 and now am 130. I still have 15 pounds to go to make it back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I always thought I’d lose it all by 9 months PP, so I’m a little discouraged to be 10 months PP and still have this much more to lose, it just seems stuck there!! But, when I see my little one cruising around and getting into everything it doesn’t bother me so much!! :) Also, I thought I was going to come out with no stretch marks, but they showed up just 1-2 weeks before delivery, on my stomach and thighs. Not to bad though, just a few and pretty light. If anyone has any good tummy tightening exercises they would like to share that would be great!! :) Love this site!!!

~ (Age) 27
~ 1 pregnancy – 1 birth
~ Son, 10 months old, 10 months postpartum
~ 1st picture – Me, 8 months Pregnant (yes, I did get bigger!!!). 2nd picture – My baby boy minutes after birth. 3rd picture – Me, 2 days PP. 4th & 5th pictures – Me, 10 months PP.

6 thoughts on “10 months PP (Anonymous)

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    You look great and the weight will keep coming off. Just eat healthy and try to get some exercise even if it’s just walking or some Pilate’s or yoga DVDs.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    hi you look great for 10 months pp, and you have a gorjis baby boy:) am 5 and a half months pp and still have about 26lbs to lose but callanetics is very quick for toning i totally recommend it, i do the dvd at home. hope this helps

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    wow..you look sooo good!your belly was huge and for you belly to snap back like that and not have bad[it dont even look like you have any]stretch marks thats amazing cuz i gained 62lbs and my stomach is covered in stretch marks and loose skin now=/..so you look really good!

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 6:58 am

    You look great!! I don’t know if you’re breastfeeding, but I found that the last 10 pounds that I carried around fell off once my son weaned at 10 months. I don’t think you’d look quite as nice 15 lbs less though- I love your curves!!

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Hello AMAZING! Your tummy looks great, and what a cute baby! My tummy got really toned when I started using this Jillian Michaels dvd, the 30 day shred…. and it helped lift and tighten my rear as well!

  • Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    your body looks like mine! I’m 8 months pp and just starting to feel normal again. you look great!

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