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17 Days Postpartum (Anonymous)

I first posted when i was 30 weeks pregnant. Baby Elisabeth Cait came into the world on July 27th, 2007 and weighed 9lbs, 10oz. No wonder my tummy was so big! Thankfully I was able to deliver naturally with no tearing or other complications. Already, my prepregnancy clothes fit me – but not the same way as before. Since I carried Elisabeth so high, it seems all of my tummy bulge is really high up, near my ribs. So jeans fit beautifully, but I with this bulge and my huge “nursing mom” boobs, I look really top heavy and strange. It doesn’t bother me one single bit though. I think I look fantastic considering all my body has done, and Elisabeth is truly a miracle baby. She wasn’t even supposed to be here, let alone be so healthy and vigorous! The first picture is of me the morning of Elisabeth’s birth – 40w0d. The other two are me 17 days later.




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  • McBeth Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 7:26 pm

    Hurrah! Congratulations on your new baby and your continuing beautiful body.

    More personally, I experience a small secret delight each time I come across someone who shares my name of Elisabeth – specifically, the spelling of it. There aren’t v. many of us!

    Thanks for sharing your story, mama.

  • Sarah Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 12:22 pm

    Wow! You look sooooo good!!! I can’t believe you only delivered 17 days ago! Wow! Great job!!! And breastfeeding is really the way to go as far as losing weight. I lost all of it and then some by 6 weeks pp just by nursing. I love it and I’m sure that you do, too. Wow! Fantastic name! Beautiful name! I love Elizabeth Cait. Beautiful! And congratulations!!!

  • melinda Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 1:28 pm

    Hey I just wanted to comment and say my daughters name is the same! I spell it different. Ours is Elizabeth Cate. Great name! ;)

  • i-dra Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 6:22 pm

    you know, i’m looking at your original post & this one, back & forth & i can’t see nything “plus size” about you! you really do look fantastic.

  • Emily Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 2:03 pm

    Im an ‘Elisabeth’ too. My middle name any ways :o) Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

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