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Getting Used to the New Me (Anonymous)

Before I got pregnant, I had a pretty decent body — not great, just average. Since giving birth to my son 6 weeks ago, I am struggling to adjust to my new, “mom’s” body. I guess I got away luckier than some — while I have tons and tons of stretchmarks on my chest, some on hips and inner thighs, I only got one on my stomach in the entire pregnancy. I gained 21 lb during my pregnancy and have already lost the weight, and then some. I don’t really have any problem with my tummy, even though it’s still softer than it was before… I know that will change with time. I am, however, having a hard time dealing with my breasts. I’m only 23 years old, and before having my son, my breasts were a large B/small C, and very perky. Now they’ve gone up to a D, and in my worst moments, I can’t help but feel like they are ugly, pendulous udders sitting on my chest. It doesn’t help that they’ve got a stretch mark ‘bra’, or that they are covered with very visible blue veins (I am very pale, and breastfeeding constantly) all over. I hate getting sweaty under my breasts; that never happened before! In my best moments, I feel so proud that I am able to nourish my beautiful son with my own body, and that he has already gone up to over 11 lb in just 6 weeks (he was born at 8 lb 6 oz) on my breastmilk, alone. I guess when it gets down to it, I will learn to cope with my body. It will always be different, and thankfully, my husband says he finds me even sexier than before I got pregnant. My struggle now is to find myself as sexy in a new role — not just as a young woman, but as a mother.

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11 comments… add one
  • Lucy Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 3:52 am

    GOD your sooooo lucky 6 WEEKSSSSSSS I cant believe it your body is beautiful your tummy and your breasts are lovely I had a baby 7 months ago and I have been going to the gym for 4 months and my boobs just shrunk and I hate it I need to do a boob job now! trust me you dont even look like you had a baby! Big boobs are better than none at all!

  • Anthony Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 3:30 pm

    I disagree, I don’t think big boobs are better than none at all. I think that is offensive to small breasted women.

  • Berni Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 4:22 pm

    You look great for only 6 weeks pp. :)

  • Lisa Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 8:32 pm

    Your breasts will get smaller I promise! I had the same feelings about mine, but as soon as your body regulates the milk and only starts producing hwat your son needs they will shrink down a bit. I found mine to be very heavy especailly since being used to being a small B and ballooning up to a DD. But it will get better. Your tummy looks fantastic…especially for only 6 weeks after! Plus…your little one is adorable.

  • Verisate Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 1:26 am

    You look gorgeous darling – and believe your husband when he tells you he finds you sexy !

    Anthony, do you have a lot of experience as a small breasted woman ? Say something positive or not at all please.

  • Bonnie (SOAM) Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 9:36 am

    I think Anthony was saying it doesn’t matter the size of the breast – they are all lovely. At least that’s how I took it.

  • charity Thursday, January 22, 2009, 9:48 am

    as a very small breasted woman who recently stopped breastfeeding and watched as her medium C’s shrank back to tiny A’s, i have to agree with Lucy. i hate my stupid little boobs.

  • rose Monday, February 2, 2009, 11:57 pm

    you have a freaking adorable body!! you look great!

  • red Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 9:39 pm

    what? this lady gave birth? doesn’t look like it..
    I agree with Bonnie on what anthony said..
    very nice bod..

  • charu Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:14 am

    love it

  • charu Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:14 am

    i wish i was that lucky!

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