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)”
You look great! And it looks like your incision is healing nicely!
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…
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.
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. :)