Update (Kerry)

Original entry here.

age: 18
1 pregnancy, 1 birth
1 month PP
I posted about a month ago. I was expecting my child on the 9th of April… Well he came! April 7th, at 10:50pm weighing 8lbs 4oz and measured 21.5″ long! We planned a home water birth. We barely had time to make the water part work because he came so fast, but it was just what we wanted, and more! In my earlier post I had shared my fears about my coming PP body and how this website was helping me get over them, not in the way that I wouldn’t look different, but that my body would be something to embrace instead of loath. I prepared myself for the worst, maybe if I hadn’t already been learning to embrace my body I would have still been upset and disappointed with my body. What I DIDN’T expect was to have the opposite reaction! Instead of just accepting my post baby body I actually love it! I have curves now, my belly and sides are still riddled with stretch marks, but they are barely visible, and my tummy skin is soft as can be. Im still about 30 pounds from my starting weight at 130something (I think, we dont own a scale) but I dont ever want to get that skinny again, this body is too enviable in my eyes! When I delivered my son, Levi, I was 196lbs, so to be down to 160 already is quite encouraging, but I have no problem if I platau here and dont loose anymore for months! Maybe I lost so much because I’m breastfeeding, but who knows.. Just wanted to share my utter joy with all the ladies on here!
1st: 3 hours before Levi was born
2nd: bringing our son into the world
3rd: 1 day pp
4th: 1 week pp
5th: 1 week pp
6th: 2 weeks pp
7th: 3 1/2 weeks pp
8th: 3 1/2 weeks pp
9th: my little treasure

Updated here and here.

5 thoughts on “Update (Kerry)

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    congratulations on your beautiful baby and successful water birth!!! Choosing a natural gentle birth is so good for your baby and yourself. You look beautiful.

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Can I ask how tall you are? We are/were about the same weights – but you look amazing!

  • Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I am almost 5’8″

  • Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Congratulations. Nice baby picture. Your baby looks so peaceful.

  • Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Wow! You look so beautiful!!!! Congratulations! Gorgeous mama!

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