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A visual guide through the emotions of a mommy makeover (humor)

  • 1 year ago

First, you try to accept your post-baby body! You love your children! It's okay if you have some extra skin and sagging breasts! Your babies are worth it!

 
 
Then you face reality. Your skin is stretched like crazy and you're NOT happy with what you see in the mirror.

 
 
So you begin madly exercising and eating sensibly, hoping that will do the trick.

 
 
But it doesn't. You still have the extra skin. The sad boobs.

 
 
So you start to investigate a mommy makeover. You realize it is expensive. Maybe more money than you have to spend.

 
 
You talk to your husband/spouse/significant other, or just consult your bank account. You beg, borrow, steal, and save and realize you can do it. You research, find your perfect surgeon, and schedule your mommy makeover!

 
 
At first, you're really excited about how hot you're going to look when this is all over. But as your surgery date nears, you start getting a little nervous.

 
 
And then, as the date gets even closer, you get a LOT nervous.

 
 
Surgery day comes and goes in a blur. When you get home and the drugs begin to wear off, you wonder what on earth you've done to yourself.

 
 
You're in pain. You're swollen. You're exhausted.

 
 
Luckily, you have your RealSelf ladies to check in with. You realize you're not going through this alone. Not really.

 
 
You get by minute by minute, hour by hour.
And then the day comes when the doctor removes your drains and you're able to take a shower!

 
 
A couple weeks into recovery, you hit a slump. Why are you still swollen? When will you feel normal again?

 
 
You pull yourself up and keep going. Finally, the incision heals and begins to fade, your belly button looks less like a frown and more like a happy oval, and your breasts stand at attention. Now, your body is smokin' and you realize all the anxiety and discomfort was worth it.

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Haha! I've hit a few if these pre-op stages.
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So funny! I'm at the Emma Stone stage! Lol
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My surgery was yesterday morning, and all the worry I had was unnecessary. Thanks to this post I wasnt all that scared anymore the closer my op date neared. Thanks
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I'm so glad to hear that! Yay for being on the other side.
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Totally, im so glad its over
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Thanks so much! This is so funny, and I keep coming back to it as I progress through the different stages. :)
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Nice, thanks for the laugh. My surgery is 3 days away.
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LOL, thanks for the laugh!
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I love this! lol
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This is great! I'm at the swell hell stage (9 days po) and needed a laugh! Thanks so much!
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You are welcome! I had SO much fun putting this together. I hope your swelling subsides soonest!
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I needed to see this!!
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Ahahahahaha!! Thanks for the laugh Angie! It's priceless! I am at the stage of the game contestant winner right now. But every once in a while I get butterflies = )
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Yup this was great! I'll remember to come back when I need to be reminded again that these emotions will pass! I'm kinda in between Oprah, hysterical gal but still with lil excitement too :)
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Yep! It's the truth!!!
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Love it
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Hahahha OMG love
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Lol! So true. A picture (in this case pictures) are worth 1000 words!
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Good one! thanks for the laugh :-)
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Thank you Angie. Hit the nail on the head. Makes me laugh!
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This is FANTASTIC! Love it!
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I've hit it...I'm in the slump...just wishing I could feel comfortable...I actually had to reference this to help me smile! Thx you!
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I'm glad it helped a little. I hope you're out of the slump soon!
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I'm at the little boy in the car 'exhaustion' phase and I'm trying to enjoy this post but I can't laugh or it will hurt!!!!
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Very funny love the humor
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