Thursday, October 13, 2016

Post partum recovery - 3 months later

Three months after giving birth to my 4th and last baby, it's time to reflect on where we are. I wore the belly bandit from the day after I gave birth until about 6 weeks post partum. It's my absolute favorite item for post partum recovery. It doesn't make the belly smaller per say but it helps keep things together, somewhat flat and keeps the jiggle to a minimum. It will still take time for things to get back to normal but right away you will look pretty good in your clothes :). I highly recommend it.

Here we are, 3 months post partum after 4 beautiful babies

I am still a work in progress and I know I have to put some effort to get where I want to be. I love that things are somewhat flat but I must admit there is a lot of jiggle going on in the middle section :). I also have some stretch marks but luckily they are not too pronounced. I need to work on toning things in the coming months but I am must say, I am loving my post partum body. How could I not love this body that carried my 4 babies to term. Chilling with my littlest love
Check out my big boys running around us, they came outside with us though they didn't want to be in our picture. I am glad hubby was sneaky and got them in anyway.
As far as the weight goes, It's been a pretty good ride too. I gained about 30lbs this pregnancy and I lost it all already. I am back to my pre pregnancy weight at around 146lbs but I am still about 10lbs away from my ideal weight. I like to be between 135 and 140lbs. I am still breastfeeding and plan to do that for a whole year so I can see the weight lingering until we are completely done. 
The ugly part of my post partum recovery has always been the hair loss. I was hoping that since this was a different pregnancy I wouldn't experience hair loss this time around but I had no luck with that. About 3 weeks ago I started shedding like crazy and there is nothing I can do to stop it. I am at the point where I am scared of combing my hair because I get these clumps of hair every time I do. This pile of hair is just from one combing session
Post partum hair loss is for the bird, I mean look at the back of my hair fading away. The sides are next and I am ready for the baldness coming my way. I was sad when the hair started falling but I have embraced it now. I am now relishing in the fact that this will be my last ever post partum hair loss and I will start with a blank slate once it's over. My baby girl is worth all the ups and downs of post partum recovery
Post partum recovery the fourth time around has been pretty good overall. It's been exactly what I expected (you can see my post partum updates less than a month after delivering baby #2baby #3, and baby #4) and I am excited to get my body back and start focusing on getting back to my normal self. 6 years and 4 babies, you did amazing body, high five.


  1. Great post!! I hated my postpartum period the second time around but you are rocking it. I love how positive you are!

  2. You look AMAZING!!! Congrats on getting to your pre-pregnancy weight! You're doing great! I'm sure you'll be back to where you want to be soon.

  3. You should let us know your secret. Great body after 4 babies.

  4. Girl, you look amazing!!! You'll be where you want in no time ... I know that post will be here sooner than you know it!