14 months pp, still struggling with image, but working to make it better! (Anonymous)

I found out I was pregnant when I was 17. I’d say I was fairly nervous, but also very excited. I’ve had lots of support from family and friends which made my pregnancy almost easy. Other than a few minor things, I can honestly say that I absolutely loved it. I’ve always been self-conscious, but despite the weight gain and the stretch marks, I actually felt really good about myself throughout all 9 months. I’m 5’6, and when I’m at my healthiest/fittest, I weigh around 125 lbs. Before I got pregnant, I gained a bit of weight (thanks, junk food!) but because I had pretty bad morning sickness for the first 5 months, I ended up losing 15 lbs in the first 4 months. I’d say I was fairly small up until the last 2 months when I just exploded! I had a few stretch marks on my sides and my back, but I didn’t get any on my stomach until 2 weeks before my daughter was born. 2 weeks! It was the day after Christmas dinner… I woke up and BAM! they were there. I cried. Oh well.
Vivian was born on January 7, 2009 – her due date. I weighed 190 lbs before she was born. Pretty crazy, huh? I hovered at 160 lbs for about 7 months after she was born, and because I was stupid and thought I could lose the weight without putting much work into it,so I didn’t actually do anything about it until 10 months pp. I was around 145-ish then. I have been going to the gym somewhat regularly since then, although I have recently put it on hiatus while stressing about college and how I’m going to afford it. I am really into the idea of sculpting my body once I get a real chance to do so, so I will probably update with pictures of any kind of progress later.
As for right now… I’m 19, and I weigh around 135 lbs. Not too bad, I guess,but I do realize that my stomach will probably never look the same – you know, with the silvery lines crawling up my belly and sides. And Vivian… well, she is the best little munchkin anybody could ever ask for. She’s one year and two months right now. I love her too much. We’re “homies” as I like to tell people. I go everywhere with her (except work, of course!) and I just love spending time with her. She’s a very happy baby made of smiles, giggles, and pure cuteness.

Here are a few pictures I took today of how I look. I did not look like that a year ago! I was much softer, wider, more out of proportion.You can’t see the stretch marks very well, but trust me, they sure as hell are there! There should be 2 mirror pics, one close of of my stomach, and the last two of the little angel I got out of it!

8 thoughts on “14 months pp, still struggling with image, but working to make it better! (Anonymous)

  • Friday, March 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    you look fantastic, pretty perfect body shape, strech marks can disappear over time using the right oils, your child looks lovely too.

  • Friday, March 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    You have a fabulous body! wish mine was like yours

  • Friday, March 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    oh my god! me and my husband are freaking out because you have the SAME body as I do! everything down to the curve of our hips. looking at you has made me realize that I like shape! it’s curvy and womanly, beautiful.

    (also, my son was born two years ago and this is how I look, it’s amazing that you look that good only couple months after giving birth!)

  • Friday, March 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    your breasts look great! :)

  • Friday, March 27, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    ur daughter is beaitoful! P.S. I would kill for your stomach!!!

  • Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 1:34 am

    You have a great body! My story are similare to yours, I thought that MAYBE my body would take care of the extra weight in miraculousley ways – and were suprised when it did`nt. I felt so great under my pregnancy, beatuiful and energized. Now 9 months later I`ve realized that I have to work out and watch what I eat to become in better shape.

  • Friday, April 3, 2009 at 12:50 am

    You have a fantastic body, very jealous

  • Monday, May 11, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Awesome body! Cutie pie baby, congratulations!

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