7 weeks PP (Anonymous)

Age: 28
Number of pregnancies: 2
Children: 2 – son, 22 months & daughter, 7 weeks
How far postpartum: 7 weeks

I am 5″ 1′ and weighed 130 before I got pregnant this time – I gained 35 pounds which was a lot better then the almost 50 pounds I gained with my first pregnancy! Now at 7 weeks postpartum I am back down to 135 – I would like to get down to 115 which is what I was before I had my first baby… 20 pounds to go…

I had my son naturally after 75+ hours of labor and a very long and hard recovery time – so this time around we chose to have a c-section. It was the right choice for me!! Now 7 weeks later I feel so much better then I did even at 6 months PP with my son!! It has been easier this time around to except my body and the extra skin, weight and stretch marks. I have two beautiful children to show for it!!! :)

The photos are me 7 weeks postpartum – lovely stretch marks – and my c-section scar.

4 thoughts on “7 weeks PP (Anonymous)

  • Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 11:54 am

    You look great! And it looks like your incision is healing nicely!

  • Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    you really do look wonderful… your body is still going to change so much naturally on its own that in a few months you’ll hardly be able to tell u had a baby probably…

  • Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    You look wonderful. I also wanted to say, without judgement, but for other people reading this. You, I am sure, did research and decided that CS was right for you as we all should.

    But, every baby and every labor is different. Just because a woman has one long and difficult labor, doesn’t mean that future labors will be that way as well. A woman can have a 2 day labor and push for 6 hours with one baby and have a 8 hour labor with 20 minutes of pushing with the next. The example I used actually happened with a friend of mine, so one long difficult labor doesn’t mean it will happen that way again.

  • Friday, August 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Wow! You are healing so well and so fast! You are very lucky! :D And 75+ hours of labor! My goodness! I am so glad the C/S option IS an option and I’m glad you are healing nicely. :)

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