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9 months Post-Partum: Breasts and Tummy (Anonymous)

For the first months postpartum, I developed a low self esteem about the way my body looked. I now had a pouchy tummy and a spare tire around my waste. I felt self consious and embarrased about my post baby body. Although I didn’t get many stretch marks, (well, a few on my thighs…) I gained nearly 70 pounds during pregnancy with the onset of Preeclampsia. After giving birth I lost 45 lbs with in the first 2 weeks. Here I am 9 months postpardum, and 25 lbs heavier than when I started. When I got pregnant I wore a size 6 and now I am a size 10, and I really don’t mind the extra baby weight. I feel like I wear it proudly and have a beautiful son to show for it. I am proud to be a mother and have accepted my body’s new curvier shape. What a wonderful website for sharing the “real” look of motherhood!!!




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  • eBirdie Monday, April 23, 2007, 2:34 pm

    You look great – amazing, womanly curves! And that boy is a heart breaker.

  • marjorie Monday, April 23, 2007, 4:41 pm

    Your baby is gorgeous, and you are obviously producing generous amounts of milk! I love his hair too! Enjoy your nursing time.

  • BirthJunkie Monday, April 23, 2007, 8:51 pm

    I agree. You look great! Your son is gorgeous!

  • annie Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 4:22 am

    You look great! I’m 5 months post and still have 25 pounds to go. Its worth it for our beautiful babies. Your son is adorable – love his hair and beautiful browns=)

  • Raine Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 10:24 pm

    God, I miss nursing… :(

    I love your DS’s hair, btw. He’s adorable and you look great!!!!!!!!!

  • Christina Thursday, April 26, 2007, 5:45 pm

    Your nursing picture made me smile so broadly, he is gorgeous, and looks so blissfully happy. Your body looks great!

  • Baby panther Saturday, April 28, 2007, 11:58 am

    You look great dear! DS is a sweetie too!

  • amanda Haley Sunday, May 27, 2007, 12:01 am

    So good to see a real womanly shape, I too am breastfeeding 10 months on with baby number 3… My tummy shape is like yours, size 10 & 14 on top.
    I think you look great! so lovely to see you breastfeeding… It really is about the babies.

  • elvira Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 10:14 am

    love these pics – your body looks great! and love the feeding one – i too am breastfeeding my 15mth girl still and loving it! our bodies are really amazing no?! maybe we should love them a little more…

  • Anonymous Monday, December 3, 2007, 10:58 pm

    can’t wait til my boobies get that full!

  • Chantal Thursday, December 6, 2012, 2:40 pm

    I personally think you look great.

  • samantha lynn cushing Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 4:23 am

    you look extremely beautiful, and so does your adorable son. i host breast feeding circles at home for single mothers. if any are seeking to join, samantha_cushing46@yahoo.com a motherly friendly environment, women only

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