Two under 2 (Anonymous)

I gave birth to my first child, a daughter, on July 20, 2006. I was 22 years old. Before I became pregnant, I did yoga and pilates for up to five hours a day. I was about 135 pounds, but was solid muscle and super lean. I LOVED my body. Then I got pregnant and although I only gained 29 pounds and didnt get a single stretch mark, my body will never be the same as it was before. Then, when my daughter was ten months old, I found out I was pregnant again. After the birth of my first daughter, I lost 45 pounds and was ten pounds under my prepregnancy weight… I gained 40 pounds with my second pregnancy and delivered my second daughter on Feb 3, 2008. I am now 10 weeks postpartum, and have (so far) lost 26 pounds… I was blessed to not develop any stretch marks on my belly or hips, although i have a few on my thighs. They are so light, i have to look at them with a flashlight just to see them… but i know that they are there. I will never be the same again, and know that my body is not nearly comparable to what other women are left with… but its hard to adjust to this new body…

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10 thoughts on “Two under 2 (Anonymous)

  • Friday, May 2, 2008 at 5:50 am

    You look awesome. I just love the first pic. I was like you, after having four boys (the last two were twins) I have no stretch marks and am relatively small. But my tummy will never be the same, there is extra skin there that doesn’t seem to go away. I just discovered yoga and pilates and am going twice a week to “strengthen my core”. I am sure you will get your body back in time.

  • Friday, May 2, 2008 at 8:28 am

    You used to do yoga and pilates for up to five hours a day??? WOW!!! And now 2 under 2??? Bigger WOW!!!
    You are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Where do you find the time & energy???
    Great belly pics, and the girls are adorable (mommy to 2 too…but you’re braver than me, mine are 20 mths. apart…).

  • Friday, May 2, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Oh you are beautiful and so are your daughters! I adore the breastfeeding photo! Oh my gosh! I love nursing photos. They are so precious! Thank you for sharing your story!

  • Friday, May 2, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Wow, the first picture is so beautiful. Your pregnant body was so gorgeous.

    Your little ones are adorable too!

    I hope you update with post partum pictures.

  • Friday, May 2, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    you look absolutely amazing pregnant. I’d kill to look like that :)

  • Friday, May 2, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    You have an amazing body, a beautiful face, two healthy children, you barely got any stretch marks, and the ones you got, you can’t see. You’re young and you have the rest of your life to enjoy. Enjoy it! =) There is absolutely nothing to worry about. I would trade in a heart beat. You’ll never be the same because you’ve grown, and one day you’ll see that you’re now -better- Trust me. Life isn’t about clinging to fear and the past. It’s about learning from it, and moving forward.

  • Friday, May 2, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    hi my name is leslie and i just want to say that you have beautiful children. i have a little girl who was born july 22, 2006 and twin boys february 12, 2008. so our children are very close in their ages. also, i noticed your tattoo and i have the exact tat on my foot. Not to mention my little girl looks very similar to yours, blonde curly hair and all. in fact when i asked her who that little girl was she said, “me.” i just though it was very ironic.


  • Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    haha how funny, i gave birth on fer 4,2008 to my first and only child for the moment. Lucky you, you didnt get any significant stretch marks. i got one on my belly bottom that is keeping me away from those lovely bikinis im dying to wear. be proud and feel lucky!

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