i have posted her before, i believe at about 4 months post partum. just a quick recap, i gained just about 50 pounds while i was pregnant and gave birth at 38 weeks via c-section due to complications during labor. i ate like a pig while i was pregnant. my pre-pregnancy weight was 140 give or take a few pounds, i’m 5’6″ and wore a size 6 or 8(s/m) depending on the clothes. i didn’t lose a pound of pregnancy weight for at least a few weeks….i actually gained a couple pounds while i was in the hospital, i left weighing about 187-190. I was very discouraged because weeks later I was still flubbery and huge and hadn’t dropped more than one or two pounds…my son was 6lbs 6 oz…but that 6 pounds didn’t wanna leave me! I had always eaten a (mainly) healthy vegetarian diet and worked out 3-5 times a week, until I got morning sickness….then I stopped working out all together and for a few weeks straight, about the only thing I could stomach was milkshakes….they were delicious…but caught up quick. I gained most of my pregnancy weight in the first and early second trimester, when you’re NOT supposed too….the rest of my pregnancy I gained the 1-2 punds a week or less that you are supposed to gain…but I couldn’t undue the damage. I can’t tell you exactly how much I gained in what time period…but I do know that at my doctors appt when I was 10 weeks pregnant (found out very soon, right around 3-4 weeks I knew I was pregnant), I had already gained 6 pounds! Anyway, I worked out a lot just before I was cleared to by the doctor, which was a mistake, cause it really hurt/pulled at my incision area….so that set me back a little. I started dieting almost immediately after giving birth….another bad idea….I believe if I had eating better right after, I might have lost weight quicker…I didn’t give my body any time to recooperate. I was down to about 155ish by about 16 weeks PP. Right now at just about 7 months, I am at 143. SOME of my old clothes fit me, but the pants are pretty tight. I gained most of my weight in my hips and butt. And overall, my body is different. I had tight abs before, which I expected to be looser…but I didn’t expect it to take so long. My thighs are still pretty sizeable and much more flabby, despite working out like I used too…and I have some lower back fat, which never used to be there. I also get a little roll over my pants when I sit down and sometimes when I don’t…which I didn’t have before. I mean I was no super model before, THATS FOR SURE….but I didn’t appreciate my body enough…I was always trying to make it better….and now, all I wish, is that I could have it back! It’s worth it though, because I have a wonderful boyfriend who loves me and thinks I’m beautiful and an even more wonderful son who is big and healthy and ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS…..so when I look at my thighs and my soft tummy and my back fat….I think that it was just a small price to pay to have such a wonderful little boy. I’m starting to feel more confident slowly….but it’s an uphill struggle. Whenever I eat something that’s not a diet food…I kick myself and look in the mirror at my gut and my back fat….but then I look at my son again and it puts everything back into perspective. Sorry I’m so long-winded. :) Here are some pictures of me now and one of me a couple days before delivery.
12 thoughts on “first baby – 7 months”
I think you look great. Pregnancy always leaves a change one way or another, big or small.
I think your figure looks great. Congratulations on getting back to your pre-preg weight, even if you’ve found you don’t have your pre-preg body you’ve definitely got something great.
I think you look fabulous! I wish I had your will power to work out myself!
Boy if having backfat and thick thighs looks like that, then send some of that my way!!! Because you look absolutely gorgeous! I’m not gay, but I admit that you even look very sexy and hot, too!!!
Your story sounds virtually like mine… am 5’6, was about 140 lbs pre-pregnancy, ate pretty much vegetarian, worked out regularly before pregnancy… and gained about 50 lbs during my pregnancy! However, my weight is hovering about 160lbs and my son is now 7 1/2 months old!
You look absolutely beautiful! When working out- focus more on strength training than cardio, you don’t need to lose any more fat!!
Dang girl – you look great! Believe me, in 20 years you’ll know that is true. I just turned 40 and wish I would have appreciated the body I had, back when I thought I was “fat”! Not that I think I look bad now, but it’s just not the same as when you’re young.
I just posted… but I had to say that at first I thought I was looking at pre-pregnancy pictures and I had to read it to find out why you were posting pre pregnancy photos!!!
You look fabulous. I wouldn’t complain if I looked like you.
you’re gorgeous, mama! you’ve done well!
Congratulations on the birth of your son. I think you look very healthy and any weight that you are concerned about (thighs, etc.) is very slight. In the pictures you are a very good weight, and you look great. I think that the vegetarian diet you mentioned is an excellent idea.
Your body is stunning. Those curves are TO DIE FOR! :D
Your body is super hot! I cant even tell you’ve had a baby! Very lucky