I first found out I was pregnant when I was 16 years old. It was March of 2005. I weighed 125lbs and was very toned. I gained over 60 pounds while pregnant with Aidan, topping out at about 190. I delivered Aidan on November 28th, 2005. After giving birth naturally to Aidan, I wasn’t so concerned with my weight, so I just let the weight gradually melt away. In February of 2007, I found out I was pregnant again. I had just gotten back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I still had that extra loose skin around the lower belly, but I was back down to the pre-preg. weight. OK, so..I told myself I wouldn’t gain so much weight with my second pregnancy. I lied to myself. I gained just as much and topped out at the same weight. Towards the end of my pregnancy was very difficult for me, my fiance wouldn’t even touch me, he wouldn’t hug me, we weren’t intimate. I was so depressed. I ended up having to have a c-section because my doctor was concerned that my second son, Gabriel would be too big. The c-section went wonderful. Gabriel was born a beautiful 8 pounds 13 ounces. I was so happy to be back alone in my own body, but now…I’m not so happy. The weight melted off in the first few weeks. I actually dropped 6 pounds in two days. Amazing, I know. But now, Gabriel is two months old, and I’m at a stand still. I weigh 150 pounds, and it fluctuates between 150 one day, 147 another day, 149, etc. I look at old pictures if myself and cry. I work out twice a day, every day…and it just discourages me so much because I can’t wait for the results. Everythng takes time, I suppose. My two beautiful boys are definitely worth the trouble it will be to get back my body. And this website really helps me see the beauty in EVERY woman’s body.
7 thoughts on “Before and After My Two Boys (Anonymous)”
Your belly looks alot like mine. But mines covered in stretchmarks. But you look wonderful! Yours son is only 2 months, give your self time to allow your belly to shrink. It took 9 months for each pregnancy, so it can take just as long for it to go back
hey be proud!! only 2 months and you;re already losing weight!!! that’s great!!! i’m 2 years post and i’m still a billion pounds above my pre pregnancy. you’ll get back your shape.. don’t worry
I hope you left your fiancee! For him to not even HUG you when you are pregnant with his children is despicable. You are beautiful, you are a MOM to two amazing kids, and the results will come. Until then, put on a smile and say, “I’m built for comfort, not for speed”! :)
I only see one difference in your before pictures compared to your after pictures. You were a child in the before pictures and you are a woman and a mother in the second picture. That’s nothing to scoff at! You look stunning and gorgeous! Remember that. It was all worth it. The sooner you accept your new womanly figure, the sooner you’ll be happy with your new role in life. Rejoyce. You are a mother! What a blessing when so many women cannot experience motherhood in the way you have! or not at all, even!
I’m sorry to hear that your doctor gave you surgery for a perfectly sized baby. How disappointing it must have been. It is no wonder that women lose faith in the power of their bodies. You have a wonderful, womanly body.. congratulations, and I hope you find peace with it all.
wow, your story is very similar to mine. i was 16 when i got pregnant with my first child and i was 135 before i got pregnant and by the end of the pregnancy i was 205. i had the stretched skin and stretch marks everywhere-all the way down my inner thighs to my calves. and i got pregnant again when i was 20-i got my weight down to 150 (i’m 5’8” so that was actually a good weight for me) and by the end of my second pregnancy i was back up to 205. it’s been almost 3 years since my second child and i’m still at 175 and it is so hard for me to shed the rest of this weight! but the stretch marks have faded, and i find that when i have a tan they’re barely noticeable. (but i’m fair skinned so getting a tan is hard for me!) i think that what Sarah said in a previous post is very true for me also, because pre-pregnancy i was so young and so it’s hard to compare myself to then because i’m a woman now.
thank you for sharing your story!
you are beautiful and your body looks wonderful..give yourself some time….
by the way i have an aidan too!…
good luck and please be happy with yourself and know that no matter what your babies love you the way you are..