Weight has always been an issue for me…even now.
When I first saw myself in the mirror right after the labour, I nearly despaired. My body was totally not my body – loose skin around the belly (to be expected after carrying for nine months), stretch marks and well, just water retention and all. I wondered when I was going to ever look like I did before or at least nearly there.
Nearly 10 days after the birth and I’ve discovered that I’ve lost 6 kg already. I put on 12 kg during my entire pregnancy and little Eva was 2.76 kg at birth. The placenta, amniotic fluid and such would total up to about 3 kg. My belly is still there but it’s gone down significantly. It now measures 35 inches – I didn’t want to measure it before for fear of getting all depressed unnecessarily.
I hope to get back on track soon after the confinement. I can’t do much due to the fact that I went through a c-sec – no heavy lifting and all for six weeks – but the physiotherapist at the hospital did give me some exercises to help tone my abdominal muscles. So hopefully those will work. Drugs (check out the Nuphedra review here) are definitely out of the question and not just because I’m breastfeeding. I just want to do things naturally, really.
Do wish me luck, alright!!!