Stretch Marks

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Maddie - April 25

I am fairly young (21 years old), and I'm 32 weeks along. I was in great shape before I got preg. (about 125lbs. and muscular) but I HAVE GAINED SO MUCH WEIGHT!! Granted I have retained a lot of water (cause I don't like to drink it), but damn...I'm not sitting back eating donuts and pizza all day either. I am constantly climbing up and down our stairs in our apartment, I still go to work...and I eat fairly healthy. I AM 186lbs. according to my last visit last week! What?!?!? Freaks me slap out. To make matters worse...HI STRETCHMARKS! *vomit* Only on my sides and upper thighs. Is there any hope for me after the baby to get back to my bikini wearing self, or am I doomed? I'm definately gonna br___t-feed the h__l outta myself...for the baby of course, but also for the tightening of my abs, and butt! Someone please...will I ever be able to wear bikinis again?!

 

April - April 25

Yeah you'll be able to lose the weight... you just might have to work a little harder at it... as for the stretchmarks i dunno... i heard they fade with time though..

 

Maddie - April 25

Thanks. Makes me feel better. Gosh, how do you even begin to lose 50 some pounds? Baffles me!

 

leslie - April 25

i feel the same way and i am only 4 months and 7 pds less!! I am terrified of strech marks!! I just know I am getting them..Don't you get them more when you are very skinny?

 

nhb - April 25

I have tons of stretch marks (I gained 48 pounds total); I did NO exercising whatsoever after my son was born, but I b___stfed for over 3 months . . . I was back down to only 4 pounds more than prepregnancy weight by 10 weeks after having him; those last few were the hardest to get rid of, but once I got moving again, I lost the rest within the following 2.5 months. Stretch marks fade though; I can still see them (I had Ethan May 27th, 2004), but now they're going to come back anyway b/c I'm pg again with baby #2--I'm 10.5 weeks now . . . Anyway, the baby is well worth anything. And I'm sure you'll go back to wearing bikinis--it might take a little while for the marks to fade, but they will. Don't worry too much :o)

 

Maddie - April 25

Well, I love to hear stories of how women lost so much baby weight due to b___stfeeding. It really gives me the insentive to stick with it! I'm going to be on here every day for help with b___stfeeding, I'm sure. I was really counting on my best friend to be here for me while I went through the first two weeks cause she b___stfed through nine months! But she got married and moved to texas, so all I have are my single friends, my mom and MIL, and NO ONE who has b___stfed! =( I'm gonna need some cheerleaders!

 

nhb - April 25

I was lucky; my Ethan was a natural latcher :o) I had to stop though b/c he turned out to be allergic to milk. And something in both the cow's milk and my milk was making him sick. But I would've kept doing it--it didn't hurt at all other than for a grand total of one day and that was only b/c the nurse was telling me wrong in the hospital!!

 

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