12 Months Postpartum (Anonymous)

Well, my daughter is going to be a year next week, so this feels like a good time to celebrate what an amazing year of changes it has been. It’s been the most profound year of my life, and I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. Having said that, it hasn’t been an easy year. I suffered from ppd quite badly in the first four months until I dealt with it through counseling and medication. I’m doing so well now, and though I struggle a lot with post-partum body image (and it’s funny to think I had issues before now too…) I’m feeling quite good now and in control. Seeing these pictures of myself, and not concentrating on any numbers, I see that I look alright and I should be proud of myself and love my “new” body. I’m far from losing the “baby” weight, but I hope that I’m on my way.

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9 thoughts on “12 Months Postpartum (Anonymous)

  • Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I’m 37 weeks now, so 3 weeks to go, and I just want to say you look absolutely amazing, I really hope I can look like you at some point after my baby! I honestly think you have the perfect womanly figure, and no stretch marks!! beautiful x

  • Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Beautiful womanly body ! Wear it proudly! So glad to hear you have conquered ppd.I think us women can be way too hard on ourselves and have unrealistic goals and achievements when we are already so beautiful and strong! You look awesome!

  • Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11:31 am

    you are absolutely correct mama, you should be proud of yourself and your “new” body. you look terrific. are you workin out? do you you need any help nutritionally? keep up the good work.

  • Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11:47 am

    You are beautiful, like the Venus de Milo. Congratulations for learning to love yourself, because you are totally worth it!

  • Friday, October 24, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    well, Happy birthday to your little one! mine will also be one next week! on Tuesday actually, and I agree, what a year!
    our bellys are also very alike, and you y’know what, I love my curves! I hope you do too!
    hope the next year was a great as the first! chow

  • Friday, October 24, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Great shape! In another 6 months I bet you’ll be where you want to be, although I must say you already have me “beat” and I am over 2 years pp.

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Wow! Congrats on one year!!! That’s amazing! Congratulations!

  • Friday, June 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    You have a Beautiful body and a very nice belly.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    What a wonderful body to bring children into this world!!!!!!!

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