22 years old
First pregnancy and baby
11 weeks postpartum
Unplanned Cesarean July 2, 2009
Pictures: 41 weeks pregnant, 11 weeks postpartum, Baby boy 11 weeks
My husband and I were married 2 years ago. After a year of marriage we decided that we were ready for a baby. I had gained some weight before my pregnancy, but I was not self conscience about it. I was 134 when we got married, but had gained a lot afterwards. I started my pregnancy of at 162. By the day I was induced I weighed 199!! That was more than I ever had imagined I’d weigh.
We had planned to have an all natural water birth. On my due date I had 15 hours of false labor. Five days after my due date I went in for my 41 week appointment. That’s when my midwife told me she was worried about how big the baby was and she wanted me to be induced the next morning.
At 6 am we went in for an induction. It took a while to get things going. I went into the the hospital at 3 cm and was stuck at 4 cm for 9 hours! By 9:00 pm I was still only 6 cm and the baby wouldn’t drop. They prepped me for a c-section and at 9:30 pm my big baby boy was born. He was 10 lb. 4 oz. and 22 1/2 inches long!
I am now 11 weeks postpartum and I feel so stretched. I am 168 pounds, which is only 6 pounds more than my starting weight. I just look so much bigger. My husband says I look great, but I’m really struggling with the way I look :(