Body after Baby...numero dos

Being pregnant does so many crazy things to your body. The craziest being that at the end of 40 weeks it literally looks like you have swallowed a basketball. 

I think I got spoiled with my post-baby body the first time around. I was 2 years younger. My body seemed to "bounce back" a lot quicker. I could wear my pre-pregnancy jeans the moment I got home from the hospital. Not only did they fit, they were loose. I actually came home after giving birth to Grayson weighing less than what I weighed when I found out I was pregnant.

I gained the exact same amount with Griffin as I did with Grayson. This led me to believe that the exact same thing would occur after having our second baby boy: I would lose the basketball belly & immediately go back to normal. Heck, maybe even better than normal! 

Well, I'm 2 years older AND I had my 2nd c-section. You know, that major abdominal surgery that totally wreaks havoc on your stomach muscles. Yeah, that. 

Let's start with the 39 weeks "I swallowed a basketball" belly:
I'm still amazed that my body can look like this. 

Here's what I looked like 5 days after having Griffin: 
Um, yeah, I still had a 4 month pregnant belly. I know, I know...everything is still swollen & shrinking back to normal. BUT? I didn't want to look pregnant after I delivered my baby.

This is me 2 days ago:
Obviously, swelling has gone down & the lovely belly pooch is what I have been left with. Not a fan. My pre-baby jeans are still too tight which causes the dreaded muffin top. It's really attractive. *said with intense sarcasm*

SO, I am now embarking on a mission. A mission to get skinny. I'm calling it Operation Skinny Mama to be exact. I have signed up for Weight Watchers again & started tracking my points a couple of days ago.  I wish I was the kind of person whose weight just melted off from breastfeeding, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  I'm sticking to Weight Watchers because I know it works & it's easy.

I'm determined to lose this baby weight & then some. Right now I have about 7lbs left to go until I reach pre-Griffin weight. My scale at home is ridiculous so I'm just going to be going by how my clothes fit for now.  And those clothes? Well, they better start fitting because I have been recycling the same 5 things over & over again...which is difficult when you have a baby that likes to spit up a lot.

I figure if I put a before picture out there on the internet, that's enough to hold me accountable. I mean, if I have a "before" picture then I eventually have to show off an "after" picture, right? That's my thinking anyway. 

So, if you people see me tweeting about how I MUST HAVE A KRISPY KREME DONUT RIGHT! THIS! SECOND!, your job is to give me a virtual head smack. Thanks in advance.


Shannon Dew said...

You've got this mama!!!!

Shelli said...

You can do this!!!

Crystal Seed said...

You can do this!!! You will do awesome!!

Anonymous said...

You were in pre-preg clothes when you got home from the hospital with Gray?! Unreal. I didn't fit in mine for probably 1.5-2 months at least! :)

You so have this. Don't be too hard on yourself. A good challenge never hurt anyone...right? ;)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

You will rock this lady!!

emily said...

You can do it!! :)

Becca said...

You can do it Laura!!

Alyssa said...

You can do it! And you can send that Krispy Kreme right over to me while you're at it!

Stephanie said...

You look great 5 weeks PP and I'm sure you will look AMAZING at 10 weeks PP.

Lynsey said...

You can do it. I'll be cheering you along as I attempt to get back in shape post baby as well. We can grip and complain to each other. :)

[dianegatorfan] said...

You can do this, mama! Give yourself some grace and realize you just brought a baby into this world a mere 5 weeks ago! I'll be cheering for you either way!!

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