Wedding Night Baby (Achtung)

Your Age: 24
Number of pregnancies and births: 1 pregnancy 1 birth
The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 5 months now, 2 months in the photos

My son was a surprise pregnancy. He was even more of a surprise as he was apparently conceived on our wedding night. After making it through my most of first year of teaching, I gave birth to my son as soon as Spring Break started. I went into labor spontaneously at 36 weeks 5 days. After 23 hours 55 minutes of labor, my son was born at 36 weeks 6 days. He weighed 6lbs13oz and has been exclusively breastfed. He’s almost five months old now (and ten pounds heavier than when he was born!), but the picture I have are from two months postpartum. I’ve dealt with postpartum hypothyroidism and have had a heck of a time attempting to lose weight. The first two photos are from three days before giving birth. The second two pictures are two months postpartum and with ten of the 35 pounds I gained during pregnancy lost. I still have a ways to go, but I’m getting there! I’m finally feeling comfortable with the way I look.

2 thoughts on “Wedding Night Baby (Achtung)

  • Monday, September 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

    You are my body twin (after I had my daughter) and I am hypothyroid as well! You look great, thats how i looked at 6 months pp. Dont worry, everything goes back, it just takes some extra time and effort with hypo, I found that being on a low dose birth control helped me slim down, just a thought! Congrats on your baby, you look great!

  • Monday, September 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story! You look great and congrats on your bundle of joy!

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