When I was 17 I found out I was pregnant for the first time. My boyfriend and I were without a doubt scared beyond belief but also very excited about the new adventure we were about to take on. I found out I was pregnant April 2005. I was still in high school, but graduated with my class in June 2005. 6 months later our beautiful baby boy, Rayden, was born. It was a very long labour and delivery, lasting 47 hours. With the help of forceps and the vacuum, our son was born on December 12, 2005 at 2:34pm. He weighed in at 8lbs 14oz and 21 inches long.
Before I found out I was pregnant I was 4’11” and only weighed 120lbs. During my pregnancy I gained a lot of weight. I went from 120lbs to a whopping 198lbs the day of delivery. It took over 2 years to lose the baby weight.
Low and behold, October 13, 2008 I found out I was pregnant again! We were once again very excited. We were more prepared and had a much more steady life at that point. This pregnancy was much different, in every single way. I went from 115lbs to 147lbs the day of delivery. I was more achy and tired, and wanted nothing more than to sleep 9 months straight, however, a 3 year old doesn’t really allow that! But on June 23, 2009 at 6:37am our gorgeous daughter, Cairo, was born. She weighed in at 8lbs 7oz and 21inches after only 7 ½ hours of labour and 3 pushes later.
After this pregnancy though, I lost all the weight within 2 weeks. It literally fell off and all I was doing was sitting on the couch feeding our daughter and tending to our son when needed. This is a complete 180 turn around than with my son.
However, I am now 22 and have the stomach of a 70 year old woman that birthed 10 children. My skin not only sags, but is covered in stretch marks from hip to hip. But really, I have learned to love it. It is my battle wound; my proof of birthing 2 children successfully!
Rayden Wolfgang Born: Dec 12, 2005
Cairo Sofia Born: June 23, 2009
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8 thoughts on “2 Babies Later (Bryana)”
You look great, especially for only 4 months pp! Very svelte :) And your baby belly is so cute!
OMG your stomach looks just like mine=) i have a 20 month old daughter[who i gained about 60+lbs with]and im now 4 1/2 months pregnant again!im sooo scared about how my stomachs gna look after another birth??im also 18yrs old & 5’1 and preg pregnancy i weigh 115 120 im back down to my weight but my stomach dont look the same=( but you dont look bad at all!!your body did a beautiful thing by taking care of 2healthy babies!congrats on the birhts&&good luck=)
Wow! Nice job losing the weight! Look how flat your tummy is!!! It really is something to be proud of… we are blessed to be able to carry our children in our wombs! :D
I LOVE your children’s names!
Your story is sooo similar to mine! Iam 22 also, my daughter was born 10 Dec 2005, and my son Sep 2009. My tummy is uncannily similar to yours. I’m glad you feel positive about it. I have my off-days, as we all do, but it’s great we can feel happy that our bodies have done such an amazing job. The differences in women’s bodies during and after child-bearing should be celebrated, not hidden. good luck and congratulations x
yeah your skin is really ‘silvery’ but i think it’s not from the babies, but from the massive weight gain from the first pregnancy. however, at least you are not fat and you have a supportive husband :)
Cairo is such a pretty name. You look great for having 2 kids, your tummy is so flat! congratulations! x
thankyou so much for posting, you have made me feel alot better about myself i am 18 and pregnant with baby number 2 and not happy with my saggy strechmarked body.