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16 Weeks PP, 2nd Baby, 38 Years Old (Anonymous)

This site has made me feel so much better about my post-baby body. I haven’t struggled as much with body issues after baby #2 although I still have 15 pounds to go and haven’t lost any weight since my 1 week checkup despite breastfeeding-baby is now 4 months old. I don’t personally experience much in the way of weight loss with breastfeeding-if anything it seems the opposite. I weighed 148 at my checkup and have been 151 since a month pp-I gained 28 lbs.. I tried working out for a while but I just was absolutely exhausted. I know I’ll get there eventually and I know that the weight will come off eventually-even if it takes longer at 38 than it did at 33. 9 months on, 9 months off has been true for me. The thing I’m having a hard time with is that we’ll be visiting my husband’s family abroad in about 10 weeks, and I know nothing much will change in that time and they’re very critical. I’m trying to just let it go and focus on my joy in my baby because I struggled so much to get her here: 4 miscarriages, a blood disorder I had to take daily injections for, gestational diabetes and a c-section due to concern over irregular (and life-threatening) attachment of the cord to the placenta. We are lucky. She is healthy. I wish I was not so hung up on losing this 15 pounds already. Everytime I eat anything my inlaws will cluck at me, I know it. I want to be a good role model to my daughters and not buy into the body facism we live under. First pic is my belly 2 weeks prior to delivery. the rest of my photos: 1 week pre-delivery 5 months preggo 3.5 months postpartum 4 months postpartum.

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  • Berni Sunday, February 1, 2009, 11:08 am

    You look really good :) Amazing!! There is nothing for anyone to be critical about!! Ignore people if they are because you look REALLY great!!

  • April Sunday, February 1, 2009, 2:35 pm

    For what it’s worth, you don’t look like you have 15 pounds to lose to me! You look great! I’m sorry your in-laws are so critical.

    I love the first picture. So sweet with your first smooching your belly!

  • Angele Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:49 pm

    OMG! Id wear a bikini to that dinner! If your inlaws gawk at you, poo on them! You look outstanding!! Plus YOU carried and gave birth to their grandchild! BE PROUD!!

  • helena Sunday, February 1, 2009, 5:52 pm

    you look amazing! go girl. :]

  • I Sunday, February 1, 2009, 8:33 pm

    no strech marks! you look good. I wish I looked as good.

  • Jessica Sunday, February 1, 2009, 8:45 pm

    You look awesome I love your figure. Your belly..well lets just say Id ay good money to have it! :)

  • Ashley Sunday, February 1, 2009, 10:30 pm

    You look great. You must have some really nice in laws if they are going to comment about how you look 4 months pp! Especially when you look GREAT for 4 months pp! Try not to let them get to you.

  • me Monday, February 2, 2009, 12:59 am

    You look terrific! Magnificent legs, in particular! Thanks for sharing!

  • Catherine S Monday, February 2, 2009, 10:48 am

    You look amazing, period. It really should be your husbands job to say something to his family. You should not be in a position to defend yourself or your body with them, ever. It really pisses me off that people feel so entitled to comment upon womens bodies negatively when they are pregnant and postpartum. It really is none of their *$#@!@#@ business how many pounds you need to lose. Your pregnancy and postpartum pics are beautiful!!! HA!! Guess you can tell I feel pretty passionately about this topic. Good luck with the visit:)

  • Catherine S Monday, February 2, 2009, 10:50 am

    Also, my body looks very similar to yours at 4 months PP from a C-Section, boobs and all. I for one am VERY happy with my PP body and have more confidence in my image than ever. Yes, our bodies are not perfect, but they are the only ones we get and they created our children. That is something to be proud of.

  • taiyo Monday, February 2, 2009, 9:39 pm

    You look wonderful. 15 pounds to lose? You look perfect as you are. Try to forget your in-law– I be they’re just jealous that you’re so gorgeous!

  • Shelly Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 8:44 am

    You look great for 38!

  • angelica Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 3:15 pm

    you look amaziiing!!!!

  • Mary Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 8:38 am

    You look fantastic… 16 weeks, wow! And the smiley face picture is adorable! Congrats on your baby girls!

  • Annette Thursday, February 12, 2009, 4:40 pm

    WOW! You seriously look great! Your breast don’t seem to sag and are full and your tummy, sexy in those jeans! :P

  • Barbara Friday, February 13, 2009, 8:43 am

    Wow, I would have never even thought you had children. I am pregnant with my second child at 32 and am praying my body looks as good as you’re at 38.

  • Jen Thursday, February 26, 2009, 9:32 pm

    Feh on the ILs – you look darned good, regardless of your age. And esp. since you were only 16w PP in the pics! I sure never looked that good before or after my baby…

  • dot Saturday, March 14, 2009, 6:30 am

    ok you look really great!!!!!!

  • Jamie Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 8:21 pm

    amazing body!!!

  • Lynne Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 9:51 am

    YOu look absolutely amazing! Your in-laws have some problems if they are going to bother you about weight. Just do your best to not let any comments they make bother you, seriously, they need a reality check.

  • renee Monday, November 9, 2009, 4:51 am

    i wish i looked as good as you!!!!!! i can’t believe you feel bad about yourself you look great, i have an 8month old and look NOWHERE near that good!

  • katy Saturday, February 6, 2010, 7:49 am

    What a cute belly you have after two babies, you look so hot. You should see my strecht marks they were like 2inches wide horrible. You are beautiful

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