I didn’t orignally plan on having children young, but when my husband and I found out that we were having a baby, we were thrilled. I will be 23 this month. Nothing could have prepared me for pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I loved (most) of my pregnancy. No morning sickness and no serious complications. I even thought I was going to escape stretch marks – but they showed up at 37 weeks along with a terrible PUPPPs rash. For those who don’t know about PUPPs, it is a terribly itchy rash that appears on your stretch marks and doesn’t go away until delivery. Nothing I did for itch relief worked for more than an hour at a time. I gave birth 5 days before my due date to a wonderful little boy. The birth went wonderfully and was all I could have hoped for. I did end up with a 2nd degree tear and a week post partum had popped some stitches. Even now, while they are completely healed, nothing looks quite right down there to me. My stretch marks are still visible (though lightened a bit) and my stomach is still a lot saggier than it used to be. Although I do at times miss my pre-baby body, I love my son so much and feel blessed to be a mother – marks and all. I am 5’2” and was 110lbs pre-baby. I gained 37 pounds during pregnancy. Now 2 months post partum I am 118lbs. The first pictures were taken by my husband at 29 weeks pregnant, before stretchmarks. I hated my PUPPPs covered stretch marked belly so much later in pregnancy that I don’t have any pictures (but now I wish I did). The clothed pregnant picture was around 37 weeks pregnant. The last pictures are from 8 week post partum.
6 thoughts on “8 weeks pp with my first child”
I THINK YOU LOOK FAB ONLY 8 WEEKS AFTER YOU GAVE BIRTH! IT WONT BE LONG UNTIL THOSE LAST FEW POUNDS HAVE ‘DROPPED’ OFF ASWELL!!! CONGRATULATIONS
Your photos are so incredible!
There is something so tender about them.
Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy!!
PUPPPS is so crappy. Mine got a lot worse after birth but went away around 2 weeks post-partum.
Your pictures are beautiful!
You bounced back fantastically! Your pregnant pictures capture the moment so well. Congratulations on your baby!
Wow! I love those first two pregnancy pictures… they’re so absolutely beautiful! And I can’t believe how perfectly your belly was shaped at 37 weeks! At 8 weeks pp you look so FANTASTIC!! I’m so jealous! You look beautiful!!! Wow!!!
congratulations! your stomach looks exactly like mine does now and i am currently 8 wks pp. have you lost anymore weight or has your stomach flattened anymore? mine just feels so hard underneath but my ob/gyn says that my uterus is completely shrunken. i feel like i surely haven’t lost all the weight i’m going to… have any insight for me?