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November 8th, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Perhaps a bit vain--but has your body changed at all since giving birth? Has your hair become a different color or texture? Do you notice your skin becoming more oily, dry, flaky? Has gravity started in with the girls? Do you find yourself unable to control your body heat? Do you have more stuffy noses?

Anything?

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My hair!!! My hair is a hot mess now. It's so flat--doesn't matter if I get it cut or layered, or if I use a ton of products, or if I tease it like the state of New Jersey. It's just flat. Dull too. Doesn't have any shine.

I also become hot easily now...what if I'm starting menopause?!

Lastly--my skin is dry...very, very dry. My hands look like grandma hands.

P.S.--did I ask this already? I can't remember....
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November 8th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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My hair is also very flat and dry these days. Lost a lot of it's bounce/volume. I'm cutting about 8 inches off this weekend so hopefully that will help.
My stomach will NEVER be the same after two kids.. and my boobs won't either after nursing two.
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November 8th, 2010, 08:15 AM
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My hair is a hot mess too...it's like all the hair that fell out like crazy is growing in now so it's all weird...and the little baby hairs i've always had at the top of my hairline have decided they actually want to start growing longer too..>I hate it! I need a trip to the salon BAAAAD!

My boobs are gross...they have always been on the small side...but now they are small and flat...not cute.

Even though Im pretty much back to pre preggo weight...my old jeans don't really bit so great...I think my hips and thighs have gotten bigger. Ugh...time to hit the treadmill!
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November 8th, 2010, 08:21 AM
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My boobs are bigger, but that's because I'm breastfeeding still...after that they will be itsy bitsy once again and sag a little more. Cute.

I've finally stopped losing hair, but now it's crazy thin.

When I have to pee, I have to pee!!
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November 8th, 2010, 08:24 AM
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UGH - I don't even want to go there....
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November 8th, 2010, 08:29 AM
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well, this will go back to normal, im sure, but where I lost my hair, I have little tufts of hair growing in (right above each temple) if I don't spray them down when I have my hair up, it looks absolutely RIDICULOUS!

My gut is alot saggier then it was before.. like, ever since having DS, i've had a gut.. but now its like a gross saggy yucky gut.. Need to work on that..

Also, my hips have DEF. gotten wider.
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November 8th, 2010, 08:34 AM
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UGH - I don't even want to go there....


This thread is depressing for me. On the bad side: 2 toned nipples (from breastfeeding). Dark skin on boobs. Sagging boobs. My tummy is darker than the rest of me. Wrinkly skin above my belly button. Stretch marks suddenly appearing. Larger thighs & hips. I jiggle all over. My curly hair is suddenly straight, it's falling out and is super thin.

On the good side: My butt is bigger

Having a baby did NOT agree w/my body.
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November 8th, 2010, 08:35 AM
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My hair is a lot more course and it lost its natural curl
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November 8th, 2010, 08:35 AM
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My boobs (for now) are FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I'm pretty sure that will change when I'm done bfing, but for now I'm loving them!
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November 8th, 2010, 08:36 AM
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Well i didn't BF (and didnt even get milk) so those are still intact but my tummy is icky. I only gained 17lbs by the time he was born and basically walked out of the hospital the same weight as i was pre preggo yet i'm up a pants size and its all jellyish. PUke
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November 8th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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Stretch marks.
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November 8th, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Oh no! Don't let it depress you Pat!! Look at what our bodies went through--we are warriors!! Seriously! We created a human life!! That is amazing. But, as with the pros of childbirth/motherhood, there are also cons.

That's why there is a million dollar industry targeted for gals like us

Lea and Kristi--Thanks for sharing about your hairs at the top of your head. I am dealing with the same thing and I had no idea why I have fuzz now! It's b/c that must have been where I lost some of my hair!!!!! It all makes sense now.
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November 8th, 2010, 09:18 AM
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I have a stomach now. I'm done to my pre-preggo weight and even lost a little extra, but I have a belly now that I didn't really have before. Even after Lily I didn't have this, but I swear I look 3 months pregnant all the time now.

I did get stretch marks this time around but they've faded a lot and aren't that noticeable.
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November 8th, 2010, 09:32 AM
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I was thinking of this just the other day actually. My stomach is now FULL of stretchmarks...BAD!!! And also I hate that I still have some lose skin under my belly button a little. My boobs are a little bigger, but they're droopy and my nips are wider and darker than they used to be (sorry about the TMI!). I'm glad I wasn't a VS model or something beforehand (as if! ) or I wouldn't have a job to go back to...I hate the Heidi Klums of the world and their gorgeous bods and boobs!
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November 8th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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I got a few stretchmarks. And my belly button looks slightly sad. But I'm loving my new D cup boobs I'm actually about 15lbs lighter than my starting prepregnancy weight.
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November 8th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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My boobs! I miss them and I know I'll never get them back. I want a surgery when all is said and done with having children. My stomach is a mess, stretch marks and I thought that I was going to be lucky and not get them. BUT since Addisyn was 2 weeks late thats when the stretch marks hit, that last week. BOOOOOOO! My thighs are larger and that really bothers me, but oh well! I have to be proud of myself becuase I did gain almost 60lbs and I'm very close to my PP weight, little more left to go.
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November 8th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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stretchmarks.. I didn't get any this time around, because when I had DS, I got them AWFUL.. I mean, I was 17 and so depressed because I would never, ever wear a bikini again (which isn't true, i've graced my stretchmarks in a bikini twice since then, because well, no one knows me, and i doubt anyone cares at these places) lol

but I remember when I was about 8 months pregnant, my shirt was up a little bit, and this little boy actually got scared, and asked his mom what happened to my tummy.. it really looked like freddy krugar had attacked.. It was really dark even after having DS, I couldn't even wear a white shirt without something underneath because they showed through.. They've faded now, and didn't get bad at all with audrey.. but man, stretchmark gallore on this girl! I've grown to be used to them, especially now that i'm older, and like 90% of all my friends that have babies have gotten them too.
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November 8th, 2010, 10:26 AM
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I left the hospital at my prepreggo weight, but since then I have exploded and weight more now than when I delivered and I have gotten a lot more stretch marks.
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November 8th, 2010, 10:47 AM
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I'm back down to my pre-preggo weight and I can wear my old jeans BUT I now have love handles and a pooch. I hate wearing my pre-pregnancy shirts cause they all seem to be pretty form fitting, and I don't want anyone to see my bulges

I'm also still losing hair Not as much as I was, but still a little more than normal shedding.

Does anyone know when the Linea Nigra is supposed to completely fade? I can still see traces of mine.
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November 8th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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My hair is so thin and flat, like some of you other ladies.
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