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12 Months Postpartum (After 2 cesareans/girls) (Anonymous)

I was originally told I could not have any children. One thing I could never accept. After 7 years of trying, I finally succeeded in falling pregnant naturally (2004). My first little girl was born exactly 8pounds via caeser because she was breech. I developed pre-eclampsia with this one and managed to put on a successful (?) 28kg!!! I started at a comfortable 57kg. I again fell pregnant in 2006 with my second girl who was born 7 pound. This time round I was very, very sick. In/out of hospital. Went into labour at 26 weeks and for 3 days off/on laboured. Thankfully both girls came at 38 weeks. They were and are both very healthy. I put on 4kg (yes, only 4kg) with my 2nd. After a week post partum, I was 69kg. However!! Like my first, the angel was no angel. I seeked refuge all things sugary and fattening…. ate packets and packets of chocolate biscuits!!! Put on weight (more than I weight full term) … I am almost happy to say that I am on the road to slimming down… I am hovering over 68-69kg and would like to lose another 8kg. This site is a wonderful tool in showing other mum’s that it is ok to have stretch marks, to have saggy breasts, less than perfectly smooth skin on your tummy… you are, after all, the creator and carrier of life. You have been given the cherished role of all…. I try to live by saying “my body is evidence of the miracle of my girls”. Good luck everyone…. xo

in Belly, Butt, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, Complications in Pregnancy, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions
18 comments… add one
  • Shealene Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 7:05 pm

    kay, so i’m thinking you have AWESOME genes and you’ve been workin hard, cuz you are looking fantastic after two kids!!! go you!

  • ELea Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 8:24 pm

    congrats!!! U look great. U dont look bad at all!! It is an amazing thing pregnacy!

  • Mo Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 8:25 pm

    I think your body looks amazing. Be proud!

  • Sue Thursday, August 7, 2008, 8:36 am

    You look great, I hope to look like you when I give birth. I’m afraid of having any children because I know my body will change drastically.

  • MilkMama Thursday, August 7, 2008, 2:43 pm

    Congrats on two daughters! You look fantastic!!!

  • Lexi Thursday, August 7, 2008, 2:54 pm

    You look amazing!!!!!! I wish I had your body!!

  • Rebecca Friday, August 8, 2008, 11:40 am

    I just want you to know that my almost-3-year-old girl walked up to me as I was looking at your first pic, and she immediately grinned and said, “Belly smiling!” You look fantastic.

    Best wishes from a fellow chocolate biscuit lover. :)

  • Autumn Friday, August 8, 2008, 2:25 pm

    Wow! What a fantastic bum! I think you look gorgeous.

  • Viki Monday, August 11, 2008, 11:59 am

    You look wonderful. I hope I look that good when/if I decide to have a child/children. I’m really paranoid of the whole deal, even though/because my mom had 7 of us, all at home but me.

  • Pinky Monday, August 11, 2008, 9:15 pm

    You look incredible! There are so many women that have never had a child that would do anything to look as wonderful as you do!


  • laura Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 10:08 am

    ok i have to stop looking at this site.. you look amazing. I didn’t and have never even looked like that before i had kids. I think i need to start eating chocolate biscuts because that may help me look like you.

  • Lindsey Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 6:18 pm

    oh my goodness! it seems like this story and those pictures got mixed up! You look lovely. I’m also going to go eat a biscuit.

  • Gabriela Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 2:52 pm

    I’d give ANYTHING to look as good as you do! Go girl!

  • Megan Thursday, August 14, 2008, 6:36 pm

    You really look amazing for having two children!!!

  • Stephanie Sunday, August 17, 2008, 10:19 pm

    You look fantastic. I was one of those women who could not have children. I buried by only child after he died in utero at 6 months. May I say God Bless you all. I come here to this website because it makes me feel good to be so close to pregnancy and I say a prayer at each one I read. Your children are gorgeous, you are gorgeous and May God Bless you and yours.

  • sandy Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 1:26 pm

    Good for you! I can’t believe how much ‘crap’ so many women have to go through to carry their babies to term. And, on top of all of that you still had to have a cesarean. You are a trooper!
    Take care and thanks for sharing.

  • jenine Monday, February 15, 2010, 4:21 pm

    iv had 2 kids..1 natural n 1 section…i never lookd as gd as u do now n after 2 kids im even worse…..i hate my belly but as u say i gave life to 2 people…..gotta b worth it :)

  • Yadhu Friday, May 11, 2012, 9:16 am

    Wow! can women look so good even after pregnancy? By looking at the pic i think this would be that 1 in a 100 situation where the body regains its normaly so nicely.

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