I am so thankful to have been shown this site. I knew my body would change after having my first child, but I had no idea how much! I do not have many friends and am a stay-at-home mom, so I really had no one to discuss my worries with other than my family. My sister directed me to this site and told me how it helped her out. Now, I finally have the courage to share my story. I am about to turn thirty this month and had always dreamed of having children before I turned thirty. So, even though my marriage has definitely had problems, I decided that it was time. I was 118 lbs. when I got married in 2003, but was up to 155 lbs. when I got pregnant. When I went in the hospital to be induced, I was 210 lbs. That is a lot of weight on a 5′ frame. In the end, it was all worth it because I now have a beautiful baby boy. I have always had a muscular physique and am definitely eager to get back in shape. I had no idea how much energy that breastfeeding and taking care of a baby takes out of you, though. My son is now six months old and I am struggling to get back in shape after a c-section. I am down to 185 lbs now. I have definitely become less vain. No more $200 trips to the salon and dressing up to run to the store. Hell, I am lucky to get a shower! My husband hasn’t touched me since I conceived my son, so it is hard to look at my body and see myself as sexy, but I am trying. I just take it day by day.