12 Weeks Postpartum, Third Pregnancy (Anonymous)

I had my third little girl twelve weeks ago. I am 27. My first daughter is seven (weighing 6lb 1oz at birth), my second daughter is three, (weighing 4lb 12 oz at birth) and my third daughter weighed 4lb 14oz.

When I was younger I had anorexia and issues with self harm, and body image has always been a really big issue for me. I wish it wasn’t, but it is and there does not seem to be much I can do about it. After my last two babies were born I have had depression. I have hated my body so much that it makes me feel physically sick when I look in the mirror. I know that sounds silly, but I guess it’s because of the illness in the past.

I know I can’t go back to being the way I was before I had my babies, but sometimes I wish I could. A few weeks ago I was thinking about surgery ( tummy tuck, breast surgery ) but have realised that I am different because of my kids and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Instead, I have started to eat healthy foods, and have taken up pilates. I’m planning on getting a new hair style too! Hopefully I can start to feel better about myself, and get to a point where I don’t think about it all of the time, where I am not worried about what I look like when I go out places, or take my clothes off at home. I just want to feel like me again!

7 thoughts on “12 Weeks Postpartum, Third Pregnancy (Anonymous)

  • Friday, April 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    in the third photo you look like one of the pin up girls from the 50’s!!

    you look awesome

  • Friday, April 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm


    I think you look absolutely amazing! Your body doesn’t look like you have had any kids..let alone 3 and one of them only a short 12 weeks ago! Try not to be so hard on yourself..I’m sure working out and eating healthy will do wonders for how you feel about yourself, plus getting a new hairstyle always helps! I had my little babe 4 months ago and just got my hair done professionaly..It feels great! Best of luck. :)

  • Friday, April 24, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Oh hun! Your body is smoking HOT!! Be proud of your body, it created life!! Seriously, i aspire to have a body like yours! What could they possibly tuck on you? Hot!!

  • Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Wow! Don’t let a surgeon near those breasts! They are incredible:) ALL of you is incredible! I hope the pilates and healthy eating help you to feel more confident in yourself. I am so sorry to hear that you have struggled with eating issues and such. It sounds like you’ve really come a long way dealing with all this and are working hard to make the few final strides. Best of luck!

  • Friday, April 24, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    OMG you look amazing! I had to go back and check you said 12 WEEKS PP and not 12months! I didn’t look as amazing as you before bubs. I honestly would never have guessed you have had 3kids. I don’t think any ethical surgeon would even work on you. There is nothing to improve.

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I didn’t get any new stretch marks with my last baby so that’s probably why I didn’t look 12 weeks postparum in the photos. I knid of wrote my submission on a really bad day, but things are getting better :) Thank you to you all, we’re all awsome! XXXXX

  • Monday, May 11, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Your breasts look great.

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