Learning Acceptance (Anonymous)

Pregnancies/Children: 1
7 weeks Postpartum

Growing up I had self esteem issues and I struggled with an eating disorder up until I found out I was pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant everything changed, I knew I needed to care for myself for my child. My mother didn’t do a very good job teaching us to love ourselves as we were because she was always dieting and getting plastic surgeries (even though she is/was already thin and beautiful) I gained 52 pounds during my pregnancy and so far at 7 weeks postpartum I have lost 31. My husband thinks I am beautiful and I am learning to love myself as well. We want to have another child, hopefully a girl this time (we have a boy) and I want my children to grow up knowing they are beautiful as they are. The first picture is me 6 weeks pregnant. The rest are now at 7 weeks postpartum. I have stretch marks everywhere and a loose belly. My boobs got huge and saggy, I am breastfeeding and no matter how hard I try to increase supply in the left side, my right breast is still 2 cup sizes bigger. These bodily changes are what brought me to my beautiful baby boy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

5 thoughts on “Learning Acceptance (Anonymous)

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

    You look awesome!! Seven weeks postpartum is still VERY early. Your body will continue to change over the next year. You already look amazing, but it will get even better :)

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I’m nursing my 3rd baby now and it takes your boobs awhile to adjust to your baby they will eventually even out and become less full! On another note you look amazing 31lbs already wow that’s awesome! My youngest is 1 and I’m still 25lbs away from where I wants be!

  • Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I have an eating disorder too, I relapsed quite badly just before falling pregnant with my second child, and started a cognitive behavioural therapy program halfway through the pregnancy. I am going out of my mind right now because I can’t shift the weight at all. I’m 11 weeks pp and the only weight I lost was what I lost delivering. My psych at the clinic says it’s because my body thinks I’m starving due to the extra calories I burn breastfeeding. I also save breast milk, so I pump about a third again of what my daughter eats. But I just wanted to let you know you are amazing. Part of what i’m working on is trying to accept that I just had a baby, so my body should look different right now, and your story here was the first thing that came up when I started looking on here, and I can’t even start to tell you how it feels to know that someone else understands this. And hopefully, eventually, like you, I’ll be able to shift the weight, and be healthy. (I’m not allowed to even try right now, they said I have to eat normally first.) A million thank yous. Xxxx

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Wow you have lovely boobs and I am sure your son loves them the most! I have had the same problem with my boobs and I am only 15 weeks! My boobs have always been fairly even, until I got pregnant. My boobs went from a b cup to a d cup and one boob is a little bit bigger than a d anyways it grew the fastest and has new stretch marks over top of the bazillion old ones, which makes it saggier than the other one which has no stretch marks. I have to remind myself which I should not, but since we live in this age of plastic surgery and materialistic beauty, I have to remind myself hey these things are here to feed my baby! and that’s actually the only reason they are on my body… not for the pleasure of men… but it is still hard to accept… and I can imagine it will only get worse as I get bigger and more stretched…

  • Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Hi your awesomely spacial your perfect in your own way. I would be very proud to look at you.

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