3 Years Later and Still This?? (Angele)

Hi everyone, I am 28 years old. I had my first daughter when I was 20. I was 130lbs pre-baby and I gained 38 lbs in 38 weeks and 4 days of pregnancy. I lost most of that weight and was back into a size 7. I became pregnant with my second daughter at the age of 25; starting weight was 140lbs and I gained a massive 58 lbs which brought me up to 198lbs at delivery. Well, not as lucky with my second as my first. I stretched out very large, I carried all in the front. My daughters are now 7 years old and 3 years old, and I still have the left over of my pregnancy…I have seen specialists and doctors on how best to deal with my stomach.. only solution.. is a tummy tuck.. so we are saving for plastic surgery. A whopping 9 000$ to just feel normal..just to feel as tough my stomach isnt a foreign object on my body….I just want to be able to wear clothes without having to tuck my belly into my jeans! This site was a Godsend to me, I finally felt like I wasn’t alone, and thought..wow, these gorgeous women have similar bellies, maybe showing mine, might help another mom dealing with her insecurties also. Thank you for reading.. Just a note..I am doing this for me, and myself only. My husband doesnt seem to see the belly and stretch marks.. he still sees me as me..the me before our babies.

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6 thoughts on “3 Years Later and Still This?? (Angele)

  • Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Hi mummy!
    The rest of the body is so good, you have 2 kids… i have only one and i look similar, normal outside and dressed, but with strange belly.
    I have also hernias, diastasis,… my button outside (you can see my pics if you want), i’ve talked with general doctors, plastic dr… and finally i know i have to pay that expensive price to feel better with myself…

    When i’m sad, I always asked to myself same that said my husband to me: “would you repeat history if you’ll known what’s gonna happen??” we have to said: of course!!
    The kids are our live now, probably we cannot support our phisic now, so at the end we have the decision to fell good and secure again!

    I’m not embarrased (sorry my english please!) of admit i’ll repair my belly when we decide stop having babys… i have a atipical belly that i can’t support seeing, so i know in future i have to safe money then… I’m lucky, probably a hundred years ago medicine can’t do that!

    Now i have to wait and i said on my link now i buy clothes for not seeing my belly too much and feel a bit secure till the moment arrive… i have to wait for years!!

    But this is only my thinking about myself, you have the last decision, of course we are a lot more than a belly and i know you look perfect PERFECT! for the people you love: your husband and your children!!So be happy and don’t think too much about it! you are so valiant!!

  • Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Oh honey I know exactly what your talking about my son is 3 and a half and I still have this saggy pouch, I lost all the weight I go to the gym but Its not going plus I have lots of streatch marks which makes my tummy look all wrinkly I hate it and I am going to do anything to get a tummy tuck gota wait a while though!
    Honestly I really dont think you need a tummy tuck because your tummy doesnt look like a pile of skin I think you just need to exercise lose the weight you want and then see if you need a tummy tuck, because if you still have weight to lose and you do a tummy tuck you won’t get the best results, any way I would swap with you anyday, I hope I helped!

  • Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    You look great, and if a tummy tuck would put your mind at ease than go for it! I had a breast augmentation after my first and I felt like I was finally sexy again! I am now pregnant with my second and trying to not gain too much weight, but what can you do?! I dont regret my surgery, and I did it for me too, my husband didnt mind me either way!

  • Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I don’t think you need to lose weight, or get a tummy tuck. I think you look beautiful.

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that my youngest is 5.5 and I have the same belly. It does make clothes shopping a bit depressing at times but I decided I can live with it.

  • Friday, March 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I think aoyur stomach looks just fine. I would trade mine for yours!

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