5 Months PP (Anonymous)

I am a mother of a, now 5 month old handsome baby boy. I posted pictures of my new body at 10 wks PP, I thought I would post updated pics of my progress. Before pregnancy I was 110lbs, give or take, by the time I gave birth I was 152lbs, I am now down to 127lbs, my goal is 115lbs, but I am not obsessed with reaching it, I am enjoying my son. I will admit that the stretch marks bother me quite a bit and I let it interfer with my sex life, although my husband says he doesnt mind, and always tells me I am beautiful I have a hard time believing it, I think, if I cant look at myself in the mirror, how could anyone else want to look at me, its a difficult thing to accept, especially when I look back at old photos of myself baring a stretch mark free stomach. but in all honesty my son was worth everyone and if I had to double the amount or triple the amount etc to have in in my life, I would without hesitation. these pics are before pregnancy, 10 wks PP (138lbs) and now 5 months PP (127lbs).

16 thoughts on “5 Months PP (Anonymous)

  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Other than the stretchmarks, your belly looks the same- and the stretchmarks will fade- eventually they won’t be that angry screaming red (I’m talking from experience ;)). You’re beautiful.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    like at you now! you look awesome. you have a sleek looking body and your hard work has really paid off. I do understand the embarassment about the stretchmarks. i have tons. but as everyone says, they will fade considerably. that and being fit is going to make you look even more incredible than u already do. congrats on your precious little one.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    The stretch marks will fade. I had the same type of dark red/purple marks all over my belly and hips with my first pregnancy. They will fade. My husband tells me that what I consider something that looks so horrible is just a sign that I did a good job (three daughters later- now 5 and 2 year old twins), I am beginning to believe him. One day you will too.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Hi. I would just like to say that I love your belly. The marks look like a really cool tattoo. Honestly. You go girl!

  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    i think i remember your original post… i love love LOVE your belly marks! i’m actually jealous! i only got a few on my hips & some little ones on my belly, but yours are so vibrant & telling. bravo!

  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    I think you look beautiful. I had flaming red stretch marks from the bottom of my stomach to above my ribcage, and now they’re just lightly shiny silvery marks. Although for several years it was difficult for me to accept compliments from by husband about my body, that’s changed now thanks to this site.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    wow!!!! you look great how did you get your tummy so flat? share your secret please!!! lol.

    For the red stretch marks you should try to buy vitamin E oil and massage it in your skin it would really help.


  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Your stretch marks look just as mine did at first, the same bright red flame marks!

    So maybe you’ll take comfort in the fact that most of mine are white now, and only a few of the more prominent ones are very pale pink.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    You know i’ll tell you something. I just put my daughter in daycare for the first time today because i started back at school. As i left and got into my car i felt really sad, like i was missing her already- only 5 minutes from leaving her. I spent all day thinking about her, and when i was at school i watched the clock waiting till it said 3 pm so i could go and pick her up. I realised how deeply i loved my daughter and how much joy she brings to every minute of every day. And living without her would tear me apart, more than any stretch mark that has ever appeared on my stomach. And god forbid if anything ever happened to her, but i have reminders of her little presence on my body, my beautiful stretch marks. I can live with my marks because i cant live without my daughter. Be in love with yourself, because it is you who has to live with yourself every day – and i know looking at other mums who bounce back and never get stretch marks is easily annoying and leaves you feeling despair- because i have felt those thoughts too. ENVY, love yourself because your son feels that good energy too, and your husband will find you more attractive if you connect with your body and feel beautiful.

  • Monday, February 18, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Your belly is so cute! The stretch marks will fade over the years, mine have.

  • Monday, February 18, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I think you have a gorgeous belly and i know it may seem like a while but the marks will fade. I remember i cried when i saw my stretchmarks for the first time when i was eight and a half months pregnant and it’s been a year since then and most of it has faded. My skin still wrinkles when i push my skin together and i don’t know if that will ever go away but it was definately worth it. :) congratulations!

  • Monday, February 18, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Man, I wish my stomach was that flat.
    Not only do I have stretch marks just like that.
    but my stomach is flabby and gross.
    They are just a remainder of what an amazing journey your body went through.

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    You know, I really like your stretch marks. They look like flames, almost intentional. I actually think they’re kind of sexy.

  • Friday, February 22, 2008 at 9:50 am

    You look like you have a pheonix descending across your tummy…

    Very distinctive and beautiful… like serious tribal art, mate.

  • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Ihave the solution for your stretchmarks is some thing that a been doing (well to be honest just tree times ) but i already see results please email me and i send you the inf.

  • Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Wow… Your stretch marks look like fire. Very cool! I know stretch marks make a lot of people very uncomfortable, but if I had marks like those, I’d show them off constantly. They’re amazing!

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