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im nervous how my body will look after baby..how are you doing after having yours.
My tummy is still a little wrinkled and saggy. I still have 15lbs to lose and a lot of muscle to tone back up. And my boobs are still big. (I EBF.) But then, I just had my 2nd.
At this point after my first, I was already down to my prepreg weight and my stomach was fairly flat again. But I never fit into my prepregnancy pants again; my hips are wider and so my pre pregnancy style no longer works for me.
I lost all but 1 pound within 3 weeks PP (and no, I was not skinny to start with). I'm still hovering 1 pound over my pre-preg weight, but my body is a completely different shape.
I agree with PP, it's nowhere near as bad as I envisioned it. Plus, I'm a lot more comfortable with it than I've ever been, because hey, I made a whole other person inside there who came out and his life is sustained by this body. So yeah, how it looks is generally of little consequence to me.
I was relatively in shape before I had both my girls and didn't gain more than 33 lbs with either one. With DD1, I lost all but about 5 lbs within a month. The last 5 hung on for.ev.er. With DD2, I gained less than w/ DD1, but am having a harder time losing the last 10.
Overall though, I'm feeling good, and had a much easier recovery after my 2nd. I'd say just try to get active as soon as you can. I'm not talking about going to spin class 2 weeks post partum, but even just getting out for a walk every day, when you feel ready, can make a big difference in how you feel, and how your body recovers.
My boobs, on the other hand, turned into sad little pancakes when I was done nursing DD1. I'm nursing again now, so they're looking great, but I know what's in store for me when I'm done.
I really liked my body PP, my body fat was about 18% although I weighed what was considered slightly overweight (according to the BMI which is a BS tool...sorry tangent). Now it looks like I have no muscle, I look flabby and floppy, I hate it. Granted I gained 50lbs (doc told me I was good in the 35-40 range) and I still have 25-30 lbs to lose. My stomach still sticks out a little, it's a bit flabby but even if it wasn't it would poke out more. The most damaged are my thighs and butt, H loved my new butt though because my butt bones used to dig into him when I sat on his lap..so he likes the junk in my trunk now lol.
It's all worth it though, and I'm working hard to get a body I'm happy with, even though it's going to be different.
I would say okay... as follows...
Belly - okay no stretch marks but mushy, have a muffin top if I bend even slightly or wear anything tight around my waist, it I stand straight up I am okay
Weight - still need to lose about 8 lbs (I started at 125 lbs went to 150 lbs... but was sick the entire pregnancy, so initially I lost weight)
Boobs - look same as before (not bf anymore)
Legs - problem area... I now have 2 areas of purple spider veins that are ugly... I can have these treated later but was told if I want to have another baby wait because they get worse
Lady parts area... sometimes "leak" urine when I sneeze