Young Mother (Anonymous)

The first picture was taken about a week before giving birth to my son. My son weighed 9.1lbs and was 54cm long. I had a scheduled c-section, not something I wanted but the doctor felt it was for the best. I’m not very happy with the way my body looks now. I was very slim, I weight about 120lbs and I am 5’8. I had the perfect abs, and now that is all gone. I have lost a lot of weight. I weigh 130lbs which is the right weight for someone my height, but I still got the belly. It’s been 6 months today since I had my son and it still looks like I am 4-5 months pregnant. I thank God every day for blessing me with the most healthy and beaufiful baby in the world. At times I do have emotional breakdowns where I just look in the mirror and hate my body. I’ve started working out, but it just seems like nothing in my stomach area seems to be progressing. I just really want my stomach to go down, I don’t care about the stretch marks. I’m just tired of people always asking me how far along am I. This site has brought forth so much inspiration and hope. I don’t feel alone and I have every woman on this site to thank for that. M.O.

7 thoughts on “Young Mother (Anonymous)

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Give it time. It took me well over a year to not look pregnant! You look great!

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations on your baby! I know it’s hard, but try not to worry too much about your tummy. I too was about your size/weight pre-pregnancy, and I lost weight afterwards, but at six months postpartum I still had the baby belly. It never went back exactly like before, but after about a year (and quite a few pilates), i didn’t look like i was pregnant anymore. sometimes it just takes a while. hugs.

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    My son is 3 years old and I still look about 5 months pregnant if I don’t suck it in. Relax – it took time for your belly to grow so big, it will take time for it to go back to normal (if ever).

  • Friday, October 12, 2007 at 8:17 am

    I too was very thin before my pregnancies. People also asked “when are you due” well after my 2nd child was born. It drove me crazy. Although my belly is still not flat, no one askes me when I’m due anymore. My son is almost 3 years old. Give it some time and it will go down. Hugs!

  • Friday, October 12, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Your stretch marks are so light, I could hardly even see them. Wanna trade?

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Some women take years for the baby pouch to go away, and some women require surgery for it to go down… if the muscle rips with the stretching of the belly it doesn’t ever go back…

    But you’re beautiful. You were beautiful before, you had a beautiful round baby orb during, and you’re beautiful now.

  • Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    I know exactly how you feel hun. I have a 6 months old daughter and had to havea c-section too. I look worse then you do though. I gained 87 lbs during pregnancy and I have lost all my baby weight too. I got preggers at 19. From the c-section it ruined my tum. It is like they took all the stretched out skin on me and sowed it up higher so I had stretch marks and saggy wrinkly hanging tum on a little frame. I used to have abbas as well. I owened nothign but super cropped tops and I had to give them all away to my skinny mini friends. Made me cry omg. But then I realized they didn’t have warm baby cuddles and kisses to wake up to every morning. They didn’t know the kind of love that I got to experience..and ya know what I think they would trade theirs too to feel what that is truly like. You created a life and NOTHIMG is more beautiful then that!

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