18 months postpartum (kimq33)

It took me a long time to accept that my body isn’t going to look the way it did when I got pregnant. I was 18, and 110 lbs at the time, and my stomach was flat. When I was pregnant, I loved my body. I thought it was adorable. I only got a few stretch marks on my thighs, and none on my belly. I used Palmer’s Tummy Butter everyday, usually twice a day.

After my son was born, I hated my body. I gained 50 lbs while I was pregnant, and have lost 40 so far. This was without much excercise, and no dieting. It just took a lot longer than I expected. For about 8 or 9 months, I didn’t like looking in the mirror. Now I feel like I look good again. My body may not look like it used to, but it is still great. It carried my beautiful son for 9 months, what more could I ask for?

3 thoughts on “18 months postpartum (kimq33)

  • Monday, January 25, 2010 at 8:26 am

    You look great!!!! I am jealous…I am 23, have had 2 cesareans, stretch marks EVERYWHERE, and a little overhang :( I have those jeans btw…I love them :)

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Wow! YOu look fantastic! I love your tattoo! It’s beautiful! I think I may have seen you post here before? Maybe not! Congratulations!!! :D

  • Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    You look awrsome!! Good job moma!!

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