Monday, April 18, 2011

Oh the joys of parenthood

Actually, I should have titled this the joys of my post pregnant body.

Sure, I knew that I would have to make some sacrifices. I just couldn't comprehend until I saw the changes.

Let's talk pre baby first. I have been an athlete my whole life. I've had a thin, toned body for as long as I can remember. After high school I gained a little, not a lot, of weight. I didn't even notice so I couldn't tell you when I started gaining. All I know is that I bought a size 8 wedding gown in August of 2009 and by our wedding January of 2010 I was probably more like a size 4 gown. Thankfully my dress was a thick, poofy dress so it was hard to tell that I was swimming in it and literally had to push my stomach and boobs out to hold it up.

I was actually working on losing weight right before we found out we were pregnant. I was a little sad because at 135 lbs I was really close to my goal weight.

By the end of my pregnancy I was 165lbs and my muscles had completely disappeared.

As of right now, I weigh 140 lbs and my muscles are still non existent. Unfortunately this makes getting back into shape really hard. Ab work outs are nearly impossible. Boo.

But I'm not worried about my weight or muscles. I know I can get back to where I want to be within a couple months. My big concern are my poor boobies.

I thought I was extremely lucky because I didn't get stretch marks on my stomach. That was until I realized they had settled in on my boobs. I never got much bigger during my pregnancy it was immediately after she was born. I got so severely engorged that I looked like I had DD boobs. I'm talking huge pam anderson titties. Ginormous Jugs. You get my point. So anyways, I'm pretty sure because those suckers grew so fast over night that has to be the reason for the stretch marks.

I'm really sad about the marks but what's a real depressing fact is that my boobs are saggy now. Sure, this could be a huge tmi but it's my blog so click the little red x if you can't handle it. I went bathing suit shopping and none of the tops look good. I'm seriously considering a full piece.

RIP firm boobies :-(

And the last thing that really annoys me about my post baby body is this stupid linea nigra. Or how ever it's spelled or called. You know what I'm talking about? That dark line down the center of my belly. My mom and grandma said they never got it but I know others that have. It's due to increased hormone levels. I thought it would go away at most a couple weeks after she was born. Apparently it's going to be a couple months until it disappears. It's so creepy.

So I guess at the end of the day I have to be thankful for the lack of stretch marks on my tummy, even though they are on my boobs and a couple on my butt (which is also not as pretty as it used to be, but I'm working on that). Also that it was so easy to lose all my baby weight, I think because I was all belly, and should be easy to tone up again.

I will take not fitting in my pre baby clothes because they are too big over not having stretch marks any day.

But seriously none of it really matters. I have a beautiful daughter and a husband who loves me at my worst. Although we do have an agreement that neither of us can get fat. But that's another story.


  1. Ah the dreaded post baby boobies. No one warns you. You dont see it on baby story. After breastfeeding for 13 months, lets just say I need a freakin miracle! I will say that Victoria Secert has helped me out quite a bit, what a great friend she is!! I hate when people say "oh i dont mind my strech marks, they are just battle scars from my amazing, perfect childs birth". one likes them. Stop lyin. Im glad you can accept that changes happen and you're ok with that!!! Rock on!

  2. No stretch marks on the tummy is a huge plus. That is my worst fear of post baby body. Your boobs will get better after your done breastfeeding, hopefully. I mean I don't know much, but that is my guess as to why they would appear the way they are. No worries :)

    And my husband and I have the same agreement about not getting fat. I wonder how long that will really last throughout our marriage. Lol.


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