Update – 18months PP 38 weeks pregnant (Berni)

Age – 20

I originally posted around 3 months after the birth of my son, and again when I was 6 and a half month postpartum. Around the time of my last post I’m ashamed to admit I became very depressed about my body and started to make myself sick, thankfully I realised how stupid I was being and only did it a few times. Slowly I came to accept my body although I still had some very down days. I especially hated the wrinkles on my stomach, the weird belly button and although faint the millions of stretch marks. I also seem to have a massive gap between my stomach muscles.

At 10 months post partum I weighed around 128lbs at just under 5’8 (around 7lb less then my pre-pregnancy weight).I remember thinking I was still fat but I look back now and I can see now that I was very slim. I then discovered that I was pregnant again. I am now 38 weeks pregnant (EDD 12/12/09) with a baby girl we think we will call Lilac. I have gained 35lb so far which is a fair deal less than last time. I’m planning a water HBAC .

I really hope I can come to accept my body as it is now I’m having a daughter as I’d hate to pass on any body image issues to her.

The first pic is 10 months PP
The second pic is also 10 month PP
The third pic is 10 months PP
The fourth pic 33 weeks pregnant with number 2
The fifth pic is now (38 weeks pregnant with number 2)
The sixth pic is me and my son (18 months)

Updated here.

5 thoughts on “Update – 18months PP 38 weeks pregnant (Berni)

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I actually think your body looks beautiful :) You look better than me in the cute polka dot panties, and I’ve never had kids!

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Lilac is a beautiful name and you are a beautiful woman! Just like you said, when I looked at your pictures I thought you look beautiful. You have the same shape as I do and you’re lucky to have a darker skin tone which helps to disguise some of those marks–I’m much paler. I think you’re gorgeous and I’m so glad you see the importance of what we say about ourselves and how that is passed onto our daughters. Congratulations on the new outlook and the new baby!

  • Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 12:14 am

    wow! At 10 months PP we’re are like tummy twins!

    you look great pregnant!

  • Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Perfect belly! You look great!

  • Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 11:33 am


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