Five days after I gave birth I weighed less than when I conceived. Now, over two years later, I weigh almost as much as I did right before I gave birth. I eat a really healthy organic, whole foods diet and exercise regularly but can’t shake the weight. It’s so depresssing for me, especially since the pants I am wearing in this pic (not maternity) are now tight on me. The last two months of my pregnancy the fat on my hips and thighs just melted off, it was amazing. Now it’s back, more of it than ever. I know I am not obese, I just want to fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. I was not skinny, just average, and I want to get that back… I do have an amazing daughter and I wouldn’t trade that for anything, but I would like to feel happier about the way my body looks. I did manage to make it all the way through without stretch marks, though, and I was HUGE. I am 5’1″ and am very short-waisted so my baby could only go OUT and out she went. The last two months of my pregnancy people’s eyes popped out when they saw me, I was even bumped up to first class flying home from a trip. The nude pic was taken when I was about 7 months pregnant, I am and will probably always be sad about how few pics were taken of me during my pregnancy, and I’m not planning to have any more babies. But I was visiting my mom and she asked if she could take some. I’m so glad she did. I wish there were more of the end, though, it is truly amazing to me how big I got!
One thing about my body that’s better than before is my nipples, they were always inverted and I was worried about breastfeeding. I was jealous of the other women in my family, mine just didn’t look right to me. But a month or two into my pregnancy they popped out and have stayed that way. I love it!