5 Months After an Un-Planned C-Section (Anonymous)

In November I gave birth to my wonderful baby girl. Over the course of trying to conceive her I gained 5-10 lbs, putting me at 145, then once I finally got pregnant I gained over 40 lbs, up to 188. 5 days after my due date I went into labor, but after 12 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing the baby didn’t budge, so I was prepped for a c-section. I was totally crushed, I had always envisioned the birth of my first child a certain way, and that never involved a c-section. But it went well and I am just happy to have my amazing baby girl. I love her so much, it’s insane. I have been breast feeding for 5 months now and the pregnancy weight has melted off, and I am now 130. I got a lot of stretch-marks on my butt and legs, and only one on my tummy. Most of my stretch-marks are faded now, but my c-section scar is still bright red. But I am getting used to it now. With all my body has been through, I have never been more proud of it.

11 thoughts on “5 Months After an Un-Planned C-Section (Anonymous)

  • Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Wow, you look great. The scar will fade in no time and you already would look great in a bikini.

  • Friday, May 23, 2008 at 2:00 am

    You look fantastic, mama!!! Breastfeeding is awesome for losing weight after pregnancy!!! Gotta love mama juice. ;)

  • Friday, May 23, 2008 at 3:16 am

    You look great!
    You should post a pic of your little girl.

  • Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Wow you look awesome! Im so jealous of your flat tummy! Who cares about that scar! Its an awesome scar to have seeing as how thats the little spot your miracle came into the world through!!

  • Friday, May 23, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    you look amazing! wow!

  • Friday, May 23, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    You look wonderful! I had an unexpected c-section 11 months ago and my scar it still red. Yours is low like mine though and will hide in a swimsuit.

  • Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 8:05 am

    The scar will fade, I promise. Mine is nearly invisible these days.

    Congratulations on your baby!

  • Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    You look awesome!!! I was just wondering how tall you are if you don’t mind. I am 135lbs right now and I gained over 5olbs with my son and lost it all back but you look soooo tiny compared to me…I’m
    5′ 10″.

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Thank you all for your kind comments!.

    Crystal – I am only 5’4″

    -The OP

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    YOUR BELLY IS BEAUTIFUL!!! i have exactly the same scar in my belly. i didnt get sretch marks from pregnancy i got them from puberty. But that scar in my belly bottom is the only one i got from pregnancy and i feel so bad about it. im glad to see that there are people like me and that feel great. that gives me hope and confidence. thanks for posting ur pictures. you look awesome! beautiful belly!

  • Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

    pleaseeeeeee i really would like to contact u ylto know how did u get there i just had my c section n i was hopless untill i saw ur pic n read wat u wrote so please please help me ..

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