I was 1 month to turning 21 when i had my gorgeous heaven sent. She was 9lbs 4 oz and it was an emergency c-section, which came to no surprise. I already knew i was going to have a big baby. Im married to a Samoan so yea lol. Im 5’8 and 1/2 tall and my pre preg weight would be around 130-140 (got comfy with my hubby, so i gained a lil) and right before i had her i was 200. So i gained a good 60-70 lbs with her. Stretch marks were popping up towards the end…i was using all these diff kinds of lotions, sppppsssshhhh that wasnt gonna stop them. But i really didnt make a big deal of those, i call them “love marks”. The belly is what gets me. I am proud to be a mother. I love my daughter and wouldnt trade being her mommy for the world!!! So i try not to be selfish and get down on myself, but sometimes its just hard when you have people around you that are BLUNT. I work at Walmart as a cashier, so im around people constantly. One of the most annoying things that i go thru on a daily basis is hearing the question “awww when you expecting???!!?” That is sooo rude. You shouldnt ask that question…unless if ure positive. And then i have people i know personally that say “ewwww”…and say im just messing with ya, but you know they really arent. Why else would they say it if they wasnt thinking about it? I dont care if i get in a 2 piece, i just wanna wear jeans and a shape fitting shirt again!!! Im only 21 and kno that i can get a nice figure again. Never will i have the same one again…but i actually LOVE my new body…everything EXCEPT the belly. A lot of people complain in a lot of different forums i read on the internet when i google…and i wonder why they complain….you gotta do something. Its not gonna go away. Some women are lucky and bounce back right away….some others have to work for it. So dont complain if you aint worken for it. I just started about a month ago, gradually when i can get to the gym. Starten in June i have plans to get a move on it. Waiting for my best friend to get back home, shes my motivation. I read a lot that when u have a csection, u will always have a pooch. I DONT believe that for one second. I believe you will when you dont do a thing. So because i dont like my belly, i will do something about it. LOL And hope that i keep the butt and breasts. My husband tells me im beautiful and sexy alllll the time. And sometimes i get mad at him. But i realize something…i am the mother of his child, i am his wife, and in his eyes there is no other woman like me so he is right…too him im beautiful and sometimes i forget to thank him. We should all accept the compliments we get from our nears and dears. I love me even with the extra…but its gotta go…haha. If u get my drift. BTW…I lllllooooveeeee this site. Stumbled across it googling. Lol. Keep up the great work!! All you women are awesome!!!!