I’m not sure why I’m sharing this with the world, haha, but I really don’t care about my weight and know some new preggos are curious what happens post-baby.
I started at 116 lb. before getting pregnant… I gained 30 pounds, putting me at 146.
I weighed myself after coming home from the hospital… probably about one week post-partum: 140 lb. Down 6 pounds?! But the baby’s weight 7 lb 9 oz! Shouldn’t I be down AT LEAST that much?! Like I said… I really don’t care. I was just surprised–I wasn’t expecting that. I didn’t take a picture of my belly then, but here’s a pregnancy picture that basically looks the same:
Yep, 6 months pregnant. That’s how I looked coming home from the hospital. Now, at a little over a month post-partum, it has gone down a LOT. I still live in yoga pants and sweatpants and my jeans still won’t zip up (but they do fit everywhere else!), but it’s getting there. Oh, at my first doctor’s appointment (16 days pp), I weighed 138… still only down 8 pounds.
But now… a month post-partum… I’m down 20 pounds. Only 10 more to go! And all due to breastfeeding and getting rid of those extra fluids from labor because I’m still recovering from my surgery and can’t get too active (not even supposed to take the stairs). I can’t wait till I can actually go for a run or something! Oh and it is weird to be able to feel my abs again! Obviously not from the outside yet, haha, but to be able to get off the couch, etc.
Anyway, here’s my 1 month pp belly pic… it used to be pretty flat, so you can clearly see there’s still a pouch. I’d say I’m down to looking 3-4 months pregnant? lol.
I better figure out how to wear normal clothes again… I go back to work in a week and a half! Any tips? Stories? How long did it take you to lose preggo weight or how quickly did it come off? Does the pouch ever really go away?