First Pregnancy 8 Weeks Postpartum (Anonymous)

I am 22 years old, and This pregnancy was unplanned and very unexpected. Me and my now husband were together for about 6 months, when I found out that I was pregnant even after using the morning after pill, when the condom broke. At the time I did not feel ready to become a mother, but to me it was a sign that my little one made it through TWO contraceptives. I had an amazing pregnancy and only threw up once. That being said, I had no morning sickness and no problems eating and thus gained about 40 lbs by my 5th month, at 9 months I gained a total of 63lbs. Before I found out I was pregnant, I had just lost about 28lbs going from my heaviest (178) and a size 16 down to 150 lbs and a size 4. Losing all that weight motivated me to want to help others feel the same achievement, and decided to become a personal trainer. I got my training license and started working at La fitness and was only training there for about 4 months when I found out I was pregnant. I continued to work for about two more months, but like I said, I gained most of my pregnancy weight early, and I felt uncomfortable training people who didn’t know I was pregnant, just saw me getting fatter as im trying to help them lose weight. Even though I didnt have any morning sickness I was very tired all the time, and didnt want to risk losing my baby by pushing myself to hard. I stopped working there and took it easy the next few months, my fiance and I got married on august 17th 2008 when I was 6 months pregnant ( we plan on having a large wedding ceremony later this year ). My daughter Faith was born on November 21st 2008 at 8lbs 8oz, and I instantly fell more in love than I ever imagined possible. She is absolutely PERFECT and I am so blessed to have such a beautiful family. The day I was induced I weighed 218 lbs, and left the hospital at 200 lbs. Now at 8 weeks postpardum I weigh 195 and I just recently started working out again after waiting the 6 weeks, and am hoping in time to end up in even better shape than I orignally was. Although I love my body for giving me my daughter, I feel very uncomfortable in it. I thought I was going to get lucky and not get any stretch marks , but in the last 2 months I got them ALL over my stomach and sides. I was feeling extremely insecure until I found this website and saw all of you gorgeous women and your beautiful post baby bodies. I want to thank you all for sharing your encourging stories and pics. I wish you all the best of luck with your little angels, and thank you again for making me realize that im not alone in accepting this post baby body.

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3 thoughts on “First Pregnancy 8 Weeks Postpartum (Anonymous)

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    This is such a beautiful, beautiful photograph!

    Congrats on your little girl.

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing. My children were brought to me the same way too. My daughter we were using condoms and my son I had an IUD in place. LOL!

  • Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 3:23 am

    You seriously have the cutest belly button ever. Hah! I love it! And the picture is just gorgeous.

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