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Hurricane Tummy (Anonymous)

I am 27 and this was my first pregnancy. My daughter was born 5 weeks early by emergency c-section after I was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia after I started blacking out from high blood pressure. Up until that point I had battled many odds with this pregnancy. 2nd trimester bleeding, gestational diabetes, a bells palsy, crippling carpel tunnel, acne all over my back and chest, and morning sickness up until the day she was born. She was breach at the time of the c-section but was otherwise healthy and weighed 5 lbs 11oz.
I don’t really notice or care about the stretch marks, although friends that have seen my tummy looked surprised and shocked before telling me I “look great”. My husband and I have a joke that my tummy looks like the radar map for a hurricane, we find this funny since we live in Miami. I am going to the gym now several times a week and already have my one piece swimsuit picked out to hit the beach this winter. The last pictures are my tummy 5 months post partum.

in Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, Complications in Pregnancy, First Pregnancy, Gestational Diabetes, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Toxemia
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  • Mary Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 7:14 am

    Your tummy looks alot like mine after I had my daughter, the strech marks fade alot, I even wore a bikini this past summer, 18 months pp! You look great and your daughter is cute as a bug!

  • mother2 Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 11:56 am

    I’m so sorry that you had such a rough pregnancy. Your body looks better at 5 months pp than mine does at 2 years pp! You go girl!

  • Kat Thursday, October 16, 2008, 8:25 pm

    I thought mine would never fade, they were even darker than yours, but nearly three years later, you can’t see them unless you look closely!

  • clara Thursday, December 11, 2008, 1:33 am

    aw your baby is beautiful!!!! im glad she’s healthy, and im sorry you had such a rough pregnancy. i think your belly is beautiful :D

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