New Body – Courtesy of Two Miracles (Danni)

Both of my pregnancies were an up and down battle. My pre-pregnancy weight before my first daughter was a beautiful 140 pounds that I was very proud of being only 5’5″. I thought I was beautiful and had curves in all of the right places. A little younger than 18 when I found out I was pregnant, I thought that my world was over, not even realizing that the most trying period would be during my pregnancy. I was only 11 weeks pregnant when the “morning” sickness came; constant throwing up and unable to eat anything resulted in me losing an almost whopping 40 pounds. It wasn’t until later that I was told my OB should have put me on medications to help with the extreme sickness. My daughter was born May 13, 2008 and I weighed 112 pounds before I gave birth. She only weighed 5 pounds 13 oz but I was back down to 98 pounds at my 6 weeks check-up. I absolutely hate my body after… I had no stretch marks but I felt all stick and bones, I looked and felt sick all day, every day.

When I got pregnant with my second daughter, I had gotten up to 115 pounds; I still didn’t feel beautiful like I use to but I was content with my body. Again, the same problem occurred with the sickness, except this time I had a midwife that helped me with medication and even some herbal remedies that were suppose to help. By week 39 I had gained a wonderful 50 pounds… probably alot to anyone that started at their regular weight but I was overjoyed that I had been able to gain my weight back plus some! I gave birth December 17, 2009 to my daughter who weighed 6 pounds 13 oz. With a few stretch marks to add I have fallen in love with my body all over again. I’m now a very proud 135 pound mommy to two and couldn’t be happier!

Age: 20
Number of pregnancies and births: 2
Age of children: 20 months and 1 month

6 thoughts on “New Body – Courtesy of Two Miracles (Danni)

  • Monday, February 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

    You look great! I wish I would’ve looked this thin at one month PP.

  • Monday, February 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

    You look beautiful!!! You poor thing…I got down to about 90lbs when I was 14-15 (I am 5’2″) because I had mono…I looked very sickly and all of my friends made sure they told me so! I am 23 and have also had 2 children both by cesarean…I am 10 months pp and 133lbs…I want to get to 115! I am working on it! You look so amazing and I am glad your midwife helped you with the weight gain! You will be a great example to your babies :)

  • Monday, February 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I would love to have breats like you, at least you have some, after my 2 kids they seem to have gone away, you are very lucky, you look great!

  • Monday, February 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    You look great and your attitude about your weight is so good and healthy! Darn right you should’ve gained 50 lbs! I get so upset with doctors who fuss over slender women who gain weight while pregnant. The thinner you are when you start the more padding you need to grow that baby!

  • Monday, February 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    You look so awesome!

  • Monday, February 8, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    You look great! As I’m sure you know you’re quite blessed!

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