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Feeling confident after baby drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
19th Nov '12

If you don't mind sharing, what jean size did you wear pre-baby and post-baby, and how did you feel comfortable? I'm 5 months PP. I was a size 6 before I got pregnant, and about 125-130 pounds. Now I'm 140-145 pounds and a size 10 or 12. I'm really not that big, but I feel horrible to look in the mirror and know I gained weight and can't take it off. My hips expanded a LOT and I know they aren't going anywhere, no matter how much weight I lose. How did you feel comfortable in your PP body?

Kylie's👣Mommy. 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 3414 posts
19th Nov '12

I was a size 0 before baby and weighed like 100 lbs. My DD is 3 1/2 and I wear size 5 jeans and weigh 120 lbs. my hips expanded a lotttt. Im not comfortable with the way I look. I know im only 120 lbs but im sloppy.

JeNnAs MoMoM 2 kids; Pennsylvania 3090 posts
19th Nov '12

I lost all the weight, was wearing the same size as pre-pregnancy then gained 30 pounds in the past three years. She's 3. I was a 16 now am an 18/ 20.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting FaithLovesBaby:" If you don't mind sharing, what jean size did you wear pre-baby and post-baby, and how did you feel comfortable? ... [snip!] ... a LOT and I know they aren't going anywhere, no matter how much weight I lose. How did you feel comfortable in your PP body?"


It was a process. Part of it was working on my self esteem, which usually has nothign to do with looks. Also, exercising and eating right helped a ton. When I treat my body well I respect it more. It didn't have to do with changing it really, but with treating it and using it well.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
19th Nov '12

I was a size 0 before my first pregnancy, I was seriously like 95lbs. my whole life. Post-baby, I was a size 3-5 and like 106 lbs.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting she nan igans:" It was a process. Part of it was working on my self esteem, which usually has nothign to do with looks. ... [snip!] ... I treat my body well I respect it more. It didn't have to do with changing it really, but with treating it and using it well. "

See, I have a problem with that. When I eat healthy and cut out junk food, I'm miserable. I still don't lose any weight and I hate the world because I just want a f**king brownie.

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 15945 posts
19th Nov '12

I am was getting really comfortable with my body after my first son. I LOVED my hips because I never had that curve before lol. I was starting to lose weight and get into shape and loved having that. Now I am 5 in a half months pp with my second boy. I am having a harder time this time around. BUT I know it will take a while just like it did last time and I will eventually be comfortable with how I look. It will take a lot of motivation and time to get that way again, but well worth it :)

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
19th Nov '12

Oh, I forgot the pants size. I'm actually smaller then I was. pre-baby I was a 16/18 or so. I'm in a 10 now.

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 15945 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting *B & D Mommy*:" I am was getting really comfortable with my body after my first son. I LOVED my hips because I never ... [snip!] ... be comfortable with how I look. It will take a lot of motivation and time to get that way again, but well worth it :)"


OH and before my first I was in 3-5....then after him I finally got down to a 5-7..mainly 7s. Now after this baby I am 10-12. Working my way down though

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
19th Nov '12

I was a size 3 and 120 pounds pre pregnancy
I don't remember when I back down to that size, but I noticed my hips were basically back to normal at a year pp, and I was a size 2 and 116 pounds



I got a belly band and put that on immediately after birth and wore it until it no longer fit which I believe helped tremendously.. I plan to do that after this baby, but I am also getting a hip corsett to help put my hips back to normal ASAP.

Jamie & Baby Aria 1 child; Ahmeek, Michigan 2557 posts
19th Nov '12

I was about 140 pre-baby, a 6 or 7 in jeans. Now I'm 12 weeks pp and 129, my old jeans are falling off so I have to use belts which I never did. But I still feel weird because my hips are wider, I feel disproportionate now.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
19th Nov '12

I can't believe some of you are smaller :shock: Did you diet/work out? I feel like I gained 5 pounds in just my b**bs. I went from a 34B to a 34D.

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 15945 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting GL♣05/08/2013:" I was a size 3 and 120 pounds pre pregnancy I don't remember when I back down to that size, but I noticed ... [snip!] ... tremendously.. I plan to do that after this baby, but I am also getting a hip corsett to help put my hips back to normal ASAP."


Ugh I tried that and it hurt me way too much :(

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting FaithLovesBaby:" I can't believe some of you are smaller :shock: Did you diet/work out? I feel like I gained 5 pounds in just my b**bs. I went from a 34B to a 34D."


Yeah, I did. A lot. I lost most of the weight I gained during pregnancy pretty fast, but was still obese from before having kids. I've been dieting and exercising and that's why I'm now smaller (it's 20 months pp or so).

Jamie & Baby Aria 1 child; Ahmeek, Michigan 2557 posts
19th Nov '12

I didn't diet or exercise but I am breastfeeding so i think that's helped. I didn't even expect to lose weight so fast, it all came off in the first 4 or 5 weeks, then I just kept losing.