4 Weeks After Second C-Section (Heather)

4 weeks after second c-section

Hi ladies. I’m 26 years old and this is my second baby. My first was at 19. Both have been c-sections.

I started pregnancy 1 at 145 pounds (athlete). I was a size 4/6. I finished that pregnancy at 185, size 16.

I got some stretch marks in that pregnancy. I lost the weight in 9 months through fairly hard exercise (1 hour cardio 6x week) and a 1200-1800 calorie a day diet. It SUCKED. I also got 550cc implants to restore my breast fullness about 3 years post-partum. (Silicone under muscle for those wondering).

When I got pregnant this time I vowed not to gain the weight and hired a trainer. I worked out until 7 months and ate fairly well. I went from 135-170 this time. Interestingly, I did not get stretch marks.

These pictures are at 4 weeks after this pregnancy. The “before” one is in between pregnancies. I destroyed all my old PP pictures sadly…

In these pictures I am 147 lbs. 12 pounds over my goal. Currently a 6/8, 38-28-38. I seem to get pregnant in my ass…wow…not liking the size of it or the weird over the hips fat. However I know that patience is key and hopefully in 9 months from now I’ll be back into a 2/4.

Right now I’m walking an hour a day until I’m cleared for workouts and averaging 1800 calories a day, not breastfeeding.

I truly believe there is very little a person can do to control their body in pregnancy. Everything is genetics, well part how you take care of yourself but mostly genetics. For that reason we need to be easy on ourselves. I’m fairly ok with my outcome but I am VERY critical of my body so any weight is a struggle. Women are crazy like that, totally too hard on ourselves :)

8 thoughts on “4 Weeks After Second C-Section (Heather)

  • Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    You look beautiful!

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Obviously genetics play a role in how a woman recovers from pregnancy, but don’t allow the good genes argument to diminish your accomplishment. Self discipline has obviously been a key factor in your fantastic outcome. You look wonderful!!!! Be nice to yourself.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wow, you look beautiful. I’m 3 months postpartum- 5 children, age 36 (ancient!) and I still look pregnant. I don’t have time for a workout etc. My last 2 children were 11 months apart. I have had one c-section and 3 vbacs. I think the belly is my body saving some fat in case of a famine. :) This last little bit of weight will go away once i wean my sweet baby in a year or 2.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    You look awesome! And your ass definitely doesn’t look pregnant lol

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    So jealous! I only had one daughter and my body is terrible!! You seem like you are super lucky genetically and your pictures motivate me to try to lose some of my baby weight also. Great job!

  • Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:13 am

    you look great and very sexy!!! Did you get a breast Augmentation? I wasn’t sure- sorry for being so direct.

  • Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:05 am

    I know! Love this post, I was overweight after I had my child but I just took an hour after my DS was asleep to work out a bit. On the first day through the second week it was horrible, I had to take a break every second. I kept going though, now one year PP I am more in shape then before I had my child and I am even prouder to wear a bikini outdoors now.

  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Great job!! You look amazing!

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