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|11-10-2008 07:04 PM|
|11-10-2008 06:31 PM|
Phew, I just came back from my yearly check-up and I asked the NP about the tear-scar... It is still bright red and really tight, even she can tell it's too tight. She said to give it another 4 weeks and if it is still tight to see the doctor. I'm a bad healer overall, whenever I run into something I have a big blue spot for weeks.... I hope it will heal soon, it is really annoying.
Do any of you have a similar experience?
|11-10-2008 01:22 PM|
|yummama||I finally bought a new (temporary) wedding ring this weekend. My DH had to CUT my wedding ring off my finger in month nine and I still can't get my engagement ring on. My fingers don't seem swollen to me--but I am up at least 15 pounds from my higher-ever non-pg weight, so that probably has something to do with it. Anyhow, had to buy a 7 instead of the normal 6. Seems like it might be my ring for a while at the rate I am losing weight....|
|11-10-2008 02:00 AM|
|11-09-2008 09:44 AM|
Mine do this too but they go back. I could wear my rings until much later this time around but it has taken a while longer for them to fit comfortably, they are still a little tight even now.
|11-09-2008 03:36 AM|
|11-09-2008 03:33 AM|
|11-09-2008 03:30 AM|
|11-08-2008 07:03 AM|
|ShiningStar||My weight went down pretty quickly and I feel healed up. I think this pregnancy did a number on my joints, though. I've only been able to get my rings back on in the last couple of week. I feel it's had more to do with my joints, not my fingers, being swollen. Pelvic pain/discomfort never went completely away for me and I'm 8wks pp. In fact, it's actually been worse the last couple of days. It only got mild enough that I forgot to mention it at my OB follow up.|
|11-08-2008 05:22 AM|
|Lexi_029||I'm a walking stretchmark with an extra 30lbs and cellulite on her ass. *laughs* I'm not too pleased with my body but two back to back pregnancies will do that to you. I'm working on losing the last 30lbs to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight, I'm pretty impressed with myself anyway because in the last year and a half I gained 70lbs and have lost 40lbs of it. Oh babies. At least my husband still thinks I'm hot.|
|11-07-2008 01:41 AM|
|lwuertz||I'm not losing any pounds right now, but somehow I'm still thinning out. I don't get it. The pants I bought a couple weeks ago already need a belt, but the scale still reads the same.|
|11-06-2008 07:01 PM|
|emski4379||I'm in the midst of the no weight loss stage. I don't feel too badly about how I look right now. I've been able to get into 3 pairs of pre-preggo pants. my big pants, but still...|
|11-06-2008 06:51 PM|
I'm not even going to try pre-preg jeans for at least a couple more weeks. My big victory was getting back into my skinny maternity jeans this week
|11-06-2008 06:44 PM|
|trayls||Today was a big day. I was able to fit into a pair of pre-preggo jeans. Yes, they were my "big" pants but still, there is no elastic waistband! According to the scale, I have 18 pounds to go. However, the ratio of fat to muscle is not good. I really didn't get much exercise for so very many months and it sure shows. I also spotted some new stretch marks on my hips/tush area. At least they won't be lonely|
|11-06-2008 05:23 PM|
I gained almost 50 pounds this time. A little over 35 is off so I still have about 15 to go.
The belly and love handles are killing me and my face is still a little fuller than I am used to but no major stretch marks to speak of.
I haven't looked down there yet. I had a labial tear that is still a bit sensitive sometimes but I want to give it a little more time so I don't freak out unnecessarily. I had dh look at and he said it looked ok just a little red and then it got him all excited so I guess he doesn't mind if it looks a little different.
|11-04-2008 09:23 PM|
|funfunkyfantastic||I still have 30lbs to lose to get to my pre-preg weight. Yeah... it's gonna be a while. I'm breastfeeding exclusively and not losing an ounce. And it's not like I eat a lot or anything. I eat tiny little meals... and sometimes it's hours before I realize i'm starving! I don't know what the deal is. I'm mostly a vegetarian... so this really shouldn't be a problem.|
|11-04-2008 05:05 AM|
|Meg_s||omg. I've been totally obsessing over that little flap by the perenium. It's normal? Um.. I don't even belong in here since I had my babies ages ago but the topic was in the new posts|
|11-04-2008 04:07 AM|
|11-03-2008 11:05 PM|
|emski4379||Sometimes I feel good about my body, other times not so much. Usually when I have to go out and realize that only my sweats fit, I feel fat. I can fit into 2 pairs of pre-preggo jeans, but I end up with a muffin top-not a cute look for me. I hate this in between stage where I hardly have anything to wear.|
|11-03-2008 09:51 PM|
I'm there with the last couple posters....mind is okay, but body is sad, very sad.
Been trying to eat more healthy past week and have gained 2 pounds Am same weight as after the birth and barely anything fits. This is hard when baby pukes on me a couple times a day - on my only 2 or 3 shirts that do fit! I feel sluggish and hungry all the time, my skin is gross, my hair is incredibly dry. My "downstairs" still aches sometimes, especially at end of the day. Haven't even tried to DTD yet. And I have a hemmeroid : (But at least that has got a lot better)
I'm in Australia so we're coming into summer, which is good in terms of being able to go out walking, but bad in terms of exposing fat! (arms, legs, etc yuck!) Especially because we're going on vacation in 3 weeks to the beach. Argh!!!
Oh, and I also have no shoes at the moment and live in flip-flops.
On the flip side, I just remind myself that there are far worse things in this world than some extra fat. Especially as I've been watching the entire series of Six Feet Under on DVD over the past few weeks...watching a TV series where every episode is about someone dead makes me really appreciate my life, fat, stretchmarks and all!!!
|11-03-2008 05:17 PM|
Joining the 'UGH I hate my body' chorus, sadly. I'm not sure why I had the expectation that by 6 weeks pp I'd have my normal body back...and here we are, 5 weeks pp and my weight is exactly what it was the day after DD was born. I gained about 25 pounds and lost about 10 with the birth, and now I'm sitting here with 15 pounds left to lose and I'm just stuck. Why do all of those people say that breastfeeding makes a person lose weight? Cuz I think that's a crock.
Anyway, I can't fit into any of my pre-preg. clothes - they were all fairly slim fitting. I have hardly any maternity clothing and it's mostly summer stuff, so I've had to buy a few new things to wear. Sigh. I want my body back.
|11-03-2008 10:59 AM|
|amberg007||ugh! I am hating my body right now. I had a c-section and came home from the hospital bigger and heavier than when I was pregnant! I finally lost the water weight (30 lbs) and 9 more lbs fat (39 total lbs) but I am still 41 lbs over my pp weight and cannot get any of my pants over my thighs and butt, which seemed to have doubled in size with delivery! In addition, the stretch marks are bumming me out big time. I didnt get any on my tummy until 2 wks before delivery but they managed to get pretty bad in that time. My breasts are completely different and I am fearing that they will never be the same again since BFing. and the brown line going down my belly is still there. Will it ever go away??!??!|
|10-31-2008 10:05 AM|
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|10-30-2008 11:29 AM|
i feel pretty awful about myself these days. it took me a year and a half to lose the weight with my first son (eating healthy foods, yoga, walking, and muay thai kickboxing) and i just don't have the heart to do that again. though i'm starting out smaller this time (or i'm pretty sure i am--we don't have a scale), i'm feeling hopeless about going out (we have so many parties and events going on--we're invited to 3 parties this weekend alone!) i have nothing to wear/nothing that fits and i'm so frustrated. to top that off, i have to try to wear things i can nurse in, so add to the frustration.
just not feeling great about how i look. i have so many friends who pop the baby out and look fab a week later. so unfair. so so unfair. :
|10-28-2008 02:36 PM|
|nia82||I feel overall pretty good, only 4 extra pounds left and I fit in my regular clothes. But I feel defective somehow, I'm 10 weeks postpartum and my tear scar still hurts like hell - TMI warning - if we try to DTD. I wonder if it will ever heal.|
|10-27-2008 10:56 AM|
|amitymama||I'm feeling pretty good about my pp body. I have stretchmarks galore but I don't really care about them so much. My stomach skin is a bit floppy but actually has less fat on it than it did before I got pg! I'm a size smaller than I was before pg and just feel and look skinnier. Same thing happened with DD too but I went and kept eating like a pig and piled all the weight back on. This time I'm not going to let that happen. I have my six week check next week and if given the all clear I'm going to start exercising again and doing sit ups to try to maintain this.|
|10-26-2008 01:48 PM|
This was my fifth preg and I feel like it's done my body right in (though I felt like that after the second preg lol). I haven't had a moment really to get a good look at the vajayjay yet lol. To keep from feeling too dismayed I've been admiring how much better my ankles look not swollen. :
|10-23-2008 04:26 PM|
Hi Sept DD mamas ~
I'm finally back on line! DS2 was born 9/30, weighed 9pounds 6 ounces. I didn't 'gain' any weight during my pregnancy (morning sickness, etc), so I'm now 32 pounds lighter now then I was pre-pregnancy. My pre-pregnancy jeans fit much better! HOWEVER, I felt so great after my awesome homebirth that I did way to much too fast & ended up with a vaginal prolapse--Uterus, bladder & rectum all collapsing into my vaginal cavity (sorry if TMI). After a week of bedrest (& Sepia, inversions, etc), the uterine prolapse is much better, but the other problems still exist. So, a cautionary note to all you mamas ready to get back to exercising etc., take it slow & easy!
Needless to say, I feel pretty yucky about the way my insides feel, & the possibility of major lifestyle changes or surgery in my future. I'd take the weight over this problem anytime.
|10-22-2008 08:29 PM|
My baby is three weeks old today and I've lost 30 pounds so far. I have another 30+ to lose to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm nursing so I eat a lot of carbs like sweet potatoes, brown and wild rice, oatmeal, apples, etc. I take her for long walks so I think that helps. I HATE the stretch marks on my belly! OMG! I so hope those go away somewhat - they're awful and I don't need a reminder I was pregnant - that's what my baby is for! HAHA! I do love my ankles not swelling anymore - big relief - as well as not getting up a million times to pee in the middle of the night!
Can't wait to start DTD but I'm still bleeding!
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