Loving My Mommy Marks (Izzy)

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baby will be 2 in September

Hello beautiful moms!! its been well over a year since I last posted. But I have been a daily visitor for the past 3 years. In my last submission I was 6 weeks pp with my little man, he will be two in September time sure does fly!

Before pregnancy I weighed in at 145-150 ish 5’9. When I first moved in with my now husband I went up to 185 (I was 16 we had our own apartment and we were up all night eating and playing video games lol) I let my self go but I loved my body at 185 and my husband was even more crazy about me :)

We found out we were expecting December of 2008 we were ecstatic and ready for parenthood. I loved every single moment of my pregnancy every kick, punch, hickup I loved loved loved. Being young (17) and overwhelmed I was pretty sure pregnancy was an excuse for me to gorge myself into anything I layed eyes on. I had no symptoms of pregnancy except a growing belly, no nausea, vomiting, heart burn nothing! I was feeling great and although I ate everything in sight I didn’t really start showing till about 25 weeks.

As I awoke every morning to a wonderful husband and a kick in the ribs by the life growing inside of me, I also had stretchmarks crawling closer and closer towards me. I had tons amongst tons of stretchies everywhere imaginable. On my sides, stomach, Boobs, calves, and arms. Although they didn’t bother me, the thought of never again having smooth flawless skin like girls my age started sinking in slowly.

I gave birth to my son with zero complications September 22, 2009. I weighed 240 lb (yikes!) when I delivered. I went home with a 7lb 10oz healthy baby boy. I knew right away I was going to breast feed and I’m very glad that my boy took very well to each feeding. By 6 weeks pp I was down to 190. I stayed at 190 throughout the whole ten months I was able to breast feed.
(My son was introduced to whole milk while I was going to school and working and little by little I was producing less and less milk)

After I stopped breast feeding my body was no longer burning the 500 calories that was helping me stay at 190 so you can pretty much figure out were I’m heading, Yup a whopping 26 pounds I gained leaving me at 216. I was miserable I couldn’t believe the number on the scale. Here’s this beautiful active baby boy walking and running and I could barley keep up! I was determined to loose this unnecessary weight, it wasn’t healthy and I didn’t want it interfering with me and my son’s play time :)

I changed my eating habits and ate healthy bringing me down to 200 lb and although I was happy about getting down to 200 I was upset because I weighed 200! I wasn’t loosing or gaining any more weight and I felt cheated because I was giving up all my favorite foods and I was working my butt of at the gym, but the scale still denied me to see the 100’s. My 20th birthday cam along and even though I was healthier I was loosing my motivation. Two tickets to Cancun Mexico was my birthday gift from my wonderful husband.
I had a life time of motivation now lol

I managed to get down to 180 in the matter of 5 months and was rocking a bikini on the beautiful beach of Cancun :) I put aside all of my insecurities and thanked my body for blessing me with a perfect child :) I might have a stretch mark for every freckle that Lindsay Lohan has on her body….but I’m a beautiful mother and I accept every squiggle and wrinkle that was left behind by my boy. I wanna thank SOAM and all the moms for their stories. There’s no such thing as an ugly mom and don’t let anyone tell you other wise we bring beautiful lives onto this earth and we should feel proud.

Oh and just found out a couple days ago baby #2 on the way..6 weeks pregnant yay!!

1st pic-before pregnancy
2nd pic-me at 32 weeks
3rd pic-laying down side view of stretchies
4th pic-really good view of my belly stretchies
5th pic-me and my baby showing off our bellies
6th pic-laying down stretchies don’t look as bad
7th pic-me ima dress
8th pic-boobs
Pics are me at 180 lb

8 thoughts on “Loving My Mommy Marks (Izzy)

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:07 am

    You carry your weight really well and I’m sure the fact that you’re taller helps. 180 on my 5′ 2″ frame wouldn’t look anything like you do. I got pregnant at 16 and had my daughter at 17, also, but I already had scars all over my legs, arms, and stomach so I had to except the fact I’d never have smooth, flawless skin like other girls our age years ago.

    Congrats on baby #2!

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

    your gorgeous! i love your post!

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Absolutely beautifull your stretch marks look amazing and I would of never guessed you weigh 180!

  • Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 5:47 am

    You look gorgeous. I love the “little black dress” picture! Congratulations on baby #2 and the acceptance of your body.

  • Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Wow I love how positive you are being a young mom isn’t easy I’m glad you and your husband are still together and going strong congratulations on your pregnancy as well! Your a beautiful mom and you have a wonderful family :) take care

  • Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I was 17 when I got pregnant aN I was verry petite..my breasts was my favorite part of my body.after I had my beautiful little girl my breasts wasn’t so pretty anymore..I went through a lot of stress because I was so self concious about them. Besides my husbabd saying they’re beautiful still, I’m ok with having stretch marks because my body isn’t the important thing now..its my child. I’m verry glad to see you are staying possitive through it all.its girls like you I respect : )

  • Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    You look great! Like others have said, your 180 looks amazing compared to some others’ 180!!! You are lucky to carry your weight so well… congrats! Love your post

  • Monday, April 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I am also 5’9 and was 180 before getting pregnant with my only child who is almost 2. When I gave birth I was 230!! I couldnt believe it. Just recently I started working out and eating healthier and I went from 205 to 190 (my goal is 180). You look great! is the picture of you in the dress, you at 180 lbs? I just wanna know what I should anticipate looking like! Lol, we are proportioned very similar :)

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