Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mommy Post: My 9 Month Post-Partum Update

*First I would like to be sure everyone understands what the term "post-partum" means.  All it means is the period of time after you gave birth to a baby.  It is not to be confused with the term "post-partum depression".  This is just an update on my weight loss goals post baby.*

So here we are, a little over NINE months since I gave birth to my sweet baby boy.  It is crazy that time has gone so quickly!  The reason I haven't given a weight update prior to nine months is because of a great thought I read before I had my Littlest Farmer.  It said that "it took nine months to get all that weight on, so give yourself at least nine months to get it back off".  So I wanted to be fair to myself and wait that long before evaluating where I am at.

I am very happy to say that I am the same weight I was pre-baby.  This makes me happy because I gained a pretty whopping 55 pounds while pregnant.  The first 35 came off fast, but then the last 20 pounds took a lot more work and dieting.

All that being said, I would still really love to lose another 10-15 pounds.  In the months before I got pregnant with my little boy, I was unhappy with my weight and wanted to lose 10-15 pounds then, too.  Now I would especially love to do that because even though I weighed what I did pre-baby, things just do NOT look the same!!  I have had to learn to dress differently to hide that flabby, post-baby belly.  It doesn't seem like I can do ANYTHING to get it tucked back in!  But of course, it was worth it for my sweet boy.  Being a mom equals sacrifice in a lot of areas, and the body is certainly not exempt!

The photos:
About a year before I got pregnant.
Nine months pregnant:
The night before induction.
Post-partum:
Heading home from the hospital.
Nine months later:

During pregnancy and for a while after, I just felt SO huge.  I never thought I would see the scale show a number that I was pre-pregnancy EVER again.  And even though I want to lose a bit more, I feel pretty good about where I am right now.  So take heart if you were like me and gained a lot during pregnancy!  It CAN come off!!

4 comments:

  1. Very smart of you to realize the weight wouldn't come off quickly. Mine always came off, too, but you're right. Your body will never look like it did before the baby came. It's not bad, just not the same.

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  2. Girl, you look great! I am going through the same thing. I just now put on my pre-baby jeans that actually zip up without holding my breath, hahaha. ;) I still have a ways to go. Maybe I"ll post my progress pics, too.

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  3. You look great! So glad for you! But you are right. The body does do some re-arranging post baby, but so definitely worth it!

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  4. You look even better postpartum! That's a great place to be :-)

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