Thank you! (Anonymous)

I am so very thankful for your website. I have no pictures right now, just some thoughts to share. I stumbled upon your site today, 5 months after the birth of my beautiful, amazing daughter, Paige. I never thought of myself as a vain person, or as someone overly concerned with my looks. Recently, though, my post pregnancy body has occupied many of my thoughts. I had a happy, healthy pregnancy and delivery. I gained 36 pounds.. went from 125 to 161 pounds. I am currently about 142. I don’t know why I assumed it all would come off, maybe because I read so much stuff online from people who say it fell off in a few weeks. I am now learning to accept my body the way it is, but it’s difficult knowing that I can eat right and exercise, but this is me now. I know over time it will improve. Some people say I am lucky. My weight gain wasn’t excessive, and I never did get a single stretch mark.I do still have the dark line, quite a little pooch, and a red scar from the c section incision. I know I need to look at the positive. I have a husband who loves me just the way I am. I know in my heart that the wonderful child I have makes everything worth it, even if I had a million stretch marks and 100 more pounds. She is the greatest gift I have ever been given.

One thought on “Thank you! (Anonymous)

  • Friday, July 25, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Congratulations on your baby girl! While it’s wonderful that you’re happy with your body, five months certainly isn’t much time and I think you’re doing wonderfully. You still have the dark line, that means your hormones haven’t even returned to normal yet! As a mom to an 11 month-old baby girl, I can tell you that it took me almost a year for things to return to normal. As for those few extra pounds, just wait until she’s mobile in a couple of months! Wish you the best.

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