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Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" I totally feel like its swelling. Its not fat at all. That makes me feel better that it will go away. I was like hmmm well i know my uterus should be back, wtf."


I should show you my stomach now. I can stand up straight and make it nice and flat but I can also grab the skin and pull up A TON of extra skin. I think with the two back to back pregnancies, I'm stuck with extra skin. For the longest time after I had Caroline (even now really) I was so much thinner than I was after Alice but I still have this extra skin on my belly. I don't mind it too much because I don't ever show my belly and I can wear spanx to hold it in and the rest of me looks fine.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting shelbylynn [19 WEEKS!]:" That'd be great!"


you will have to tell me what you think
http://vimeo.com/37703485

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:" I should show you my stomach now. I can stand up straight and make it nice and flat but I can also ... [snip!] ... I don't mind it too much because I don't ever show my belly and I can wear spanx to hold it in and the rest of me looks fine. "

The extra skin totally doesn't bother me :) if you want when you are done... one day you can get it fixed anyways. I am glad you feel better about yourself now :) that is so important

Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" The extra skin totally doesn't bother me :) if you want when you are done... one day you can get it fixed anyways. I am glad you feel better about yourself now :) that is so important"

I'm still working on it. Body confidence does not come easy to me. I am surrounded by really skinny women IRL who have babies younger than mine and who look way better than me. Then the ones who look like me will say they are fat and talk about how we both need to tone up. I'd love to lose 10 or so extra pounds or get really fit but I'm not overweight and I'm fine where I'm at in general. It's frustrating that women get so hung up on it.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:" I'm still working on it. Body confidence does not come easy to me. I am surrounded by really skinny women ... [snip!] ... get really fit but I'm not overweight and I'm fine where I'm at in general. It's frustrating that women get so hung up on it. "


Its really sad, but most women feel that way, no matter their shape. We can't help it when at such a young age we learn exactly what women are supposed to look like. Then the rest of our lives we are given the same message over and over. No wonder so many of us have eating disorders. (you should watch that doc i linked to, i bet it really hits you as personally as it did to me)
<3 you look amazing seriously, and are doing amazing to. Not only are you looking good but you are also an amazing mom and have dedicated your body to your girls. Not many moms breastfeed for as long as you have. So even though those women return to their figures sooner, I can gaurentee their bodies aren't being used physically the same. Your body tends to store fat during the duration of breastfeeding.

Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" Its really sad, but most women feel that way, no matter their shape. We can't help it when at such a ... [snip!] ... their bodies aren't being used physically the same. Your body tends to store fat during the duration of breastfeeding."


You are such an inspiration! Thank you for the encouragement and kind words! <3 I'm glad I have you. Truly, truly glad.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:" You are such an inspiration! Thank you for the encouragement and kind words! <3 I'm glad I have you. Truly, truly glad."

:) me to



Its nice to have positive people in my life who try to focus on just that the great things in life. I have learned those are so important in living a full happy healthy life.

Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" :) me to Its nice to have positive people in my life who try to focus on just that the great things in life. I have learned those are so important in living a full happy healthy life."

Absolutely!

Mama MacGyver* 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12201 posts
5th Nov '12

Loved the blog entry. <3

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
5th Nov '12

wow. At 6 wk PP you already look as good as you did 10 m PP lol.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" Its really sad, but most women feel that way, no matter their shape. We can't help it when at such a ... [snip!] ... their bodies aren't being used physically the same. Your body tends to store fat during the duration of breastfeeding."


Yea, I have to tell myself on a daily basis that it's okay to look the way I do, even when I'm not pregnant. That it's normal to have fat on my hips & thighs, that women have up to 10-15% more fat on their bodies than men do & it's completely natural.

Mama MacGyver* 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12201 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting

Mama MacGyver* 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12201 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting
Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" Like, it's stupid. I'm not fat. I'm at the low end of average for my height. I KNOW that I'm not fat. ... [snip!] ... probably start eating lighter..." I ust feel like shit about myself for no apparent reason, SO often... It's really dumb! "</blockquote>




Because of all this media showing women who are photoshopped like hell & totally skinny. & other comments IRL. Very few people are sympathetic to those even slightly overweight :?