Hey Ladies, so I'm a 34 year old mom of 4....19,...

Hey Ladies, so I'm a 34 year old mom of 4....19, 15, 9, and 4. I also have 6 step children with my boyfriend of 6 1/2 years (we've also dated off and on since we were 12 and my 4yr old is ours together) You'd think with all these kids I'd be super skinny but that's not the case.I haven't wanted so long to finally do something for me and 5 1/2 months from now, I'm getting rid of this fat ugly stomach! No matter how much I workout, it seems to stick around! Reading all your reviews and looking at all your before and after pics makes me even more excited than I already was!!! Please send me any advice, tips, or personal experiences that can help me through this process. I really want this to be a smooth process! Best wishes to all of you....can't wait to hear from you!

CAN'T WAIT FOR MY DRAINLESS TT!!

Hey Ladies, so I'm a 34 year old mom of 4....19, 15, 9, and 4. I also have 6 step children with my boyfriend of 6 1/2 years (we've also dated off and on since we were 12 and my 4yr old is ours together). You'd think with all these kids that I run around daily I'd be super skinny but that's not the case. I have wanted do something for me for so long and finally, 5 1/2 months from now, I'm getting rid of this fat ugly stomach! No matter how much I workout, it seems to stick around! I am getting a drainless TT with lipo in the flanks. Reading all your reviews and looking at all your before and after pics makes me even more excited than I already was!!! Please send me any advice, tips, or personal experiences that can help me through this process. I really want this to be a smooth process! Best wishes to all of you....can't wait to hear from you!

WOOOHOOO!

5 months from today I will be on my way home from the surgery center and finally on the flat side! !! I can't even believe this is really gonna happen! Time to start buying my supplies for my recovery!!

HERE'S WHAT I TRY TO HIDE FROM THE WORLD.

YUCK

WHAT TO DO!?

Well I'm going for a 2nd consult with my PS on October 1st. I'm starting to think I need more work done. ... maybe the whole Mommy Makeover, or a breast lift, or lipo on my back fat. . Ugh. I used to think I would just be happy with the TT and lipo on my flanks but now I'm beginning to wonder. =o/

WENT FOR MY 2ND CONSULT

Hey RS friends....so I went to see my PS yesterday to have a 2nd consult to see if I want to have my boobies done, mommy makeover, or extra lipo. I have always had big boobs but they just don't have much life to them anymore. I manage to still make them look good in my bra and clothes, but once all that comes off, I'm not too happy with them. After looking at hundreds of boobs at my appt, I've decided that I will wait to get breast augmentation until I can't "fake it" in my bras anymore. Maybe for my 40th birthday, lol! Anyways, I am however going to add on lipo to my mid back to take care of that ugly bra roll. Don't want to care of the fat roll in the front and still have one in the back ya know ;-) I'm even more excited now than I was before....I asked if I was gonna have a cute little belly button and he looked at me and said, "that's my signature"! Awwww, I've never had a cute BB or great stomach so this all seems completely unbelievable!!!!

I THINK I'LL KEEP MY BOOBIES

I think they serve their purpose, lol

LIPO

But this back fat has got to go!

WOOHOO... 140 MORE DAYS

And I'll be on the flat side!!!

OMG!

4 months from day, 123 more days, 18 more Fridays....I will be in surgery on my way to the flat side! Happy Marvelous Monday Ladies!!

CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT YEARS COSTUME

Just thought I'd share some pics of this years costume..... next year I'll definitely have to wear something that shows off my new tummy!!

100 DAYS!!!

And I'll be in surgery on my way to the flat side!! The dreams or shall I say nightmares have started. Something bad always happens at the docs office and I can't have my surgery. :'( I'm also starting to freak out about the money, recovery, my kids, etc!!! I know this is normal emotions so I'm trying to remind myself of that! All you fabulous ladies have been such a great support system and I just want you to know that I appreciate all of you!! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

SPOKE TOO SOON.....

So shortly after I posted my 100 day countdown, I checked my voicemail and had a msg from my PS' s office. I called, and my nightmare came true...I can't have my surgery on February 21st.. my PS is gonna be out of town!? WTF right!? So, long story short, I have to wait an extra week and have surgery on February 28th. They are making good on the inconvenience so I'm feeling like this was a good good thing! So. ..107 more days to go!

DRAINLESS TT

SUGGESTIONS. ....

Hey girls...I need your help. Tomorrow will be exactly 3 months til my big day so it's time to start getting things together and work on getting my body ready for surgery. Is there anything I should start taking vitamin wise to give me a boost?I take prenatal vitamins but that's it. Would a cleanse be beneficial? If so, what works good? I've done the acai cleanse before. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. I ordered a bikini from Victorias 2 days ago so I can wear the bottoms on surgery day and I will also do before and after pics in it.... Not sure I'll be brave enough to post the before pics of it :'( Also ordered my butt pillow (boppie) today, which I got for free, just had to pay shipping. Thank you to my fellow TT'r for the low down on the website for the pillow...... nursingpillow.com promo code FAMILY2013. Have a great day ladies!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING LADIES!

You have all been a wonderful addition in my life! Thank you for all your encouragement, support, and kind words! God bless you and your families. .... hope you have an amazing day!

THANK YOU REALSELF!!

Just another reason to love RS!!

TICK TOCK...

68 more days!! 10 more Fridays!!

OH H*** NO!

So here's my bikini I got a few weeks ago.....I would not wear it in public that's for sure!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS...

To all of you wonderful women and your families! Hope your day brings lots of love and joy!

2 MONTHS FROM TODAY!!!

I can't believe how close its getting. ....soooooo excited!

CAN'T BELIEVE IT....

45 more days til I hit the flat side and only 1 month til my pre op

6 MORE FRIDAYS!!!

Hey ladies.... I can't believe how close it's getting! Starting to freak out! I'm headed to the Justin Timberlake concert right now and let me tell you, I will be so happy when I can out put on a damn dress without this big ol prego lookin belly!

SEAHAWKS FAN FAM!

Just some fun pics showing our support to the Seahawks! Super Bowl!! Woohoo! Here's all my kiddos ....

LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN

1 month from today is my surgery! Sooooo excited! February 14th is my pre op appt and the day I pay for my surgery in full.... Happy Valentine's Day to me, lol. 31 days and I will finally be telling my story from the flat side!

CONGRATS TO THE BOYS!

Seahawks rocked the house! Seahawks baby!!!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

Hope all you fabulous ladies have an amazing day! Today I have my pre op appt and pay the balance for my TT!! Can't believe in 14 days I'll be getting ready for surgery!

ITS GETTIN REAL

Got my scripts!

AM I DREAMING????

I can't believe this is really happening! I don't really have much emotion right now. ....kinda in a daze. We just checked into our hotel near the surgery center and are getting ready to go out to dinner....I need a steak, lol

THANK YOU!!

So thankful to have all of you and all your support! You are all amazing women and have been a blessing in my life! Say a prayer for me! Woohoo, flat side here I come!

I MADE IT!!!

I'm on the flat side, woot woot! In the car and almost home. I'll update in a bit. Thank you for the prayers! Love ya!

AWWWWW

When I got home there were flowers on my door from my Doctor

OOPS

Forget pic

YESTERDAY MORNING PICS..

At the hotel before I left for surgery

OOPS AGAIN

Hit the wrong button

PICS WHILE WAITING FOR MY NAP TO THE FLAT SIDE

And yes, I'm looking rough, lol

RECOVERY ROOM PICS

My blood pressure dropped really low in recovery after my first trip to the potty so I ended up having to stay longer than expected. As you'll see in the pics, I lost all color in my face and lips.

AT HOME

These are from last night at this morning. My binder is all bloody from my lipo.... Do you think this is normal?

COMPARISON

Here's a few before and after

ERRR

2nd pic should be side by side

SO SWEET

My man got me the roses and carnations, my kiddos got me the tulips, and the other flowers are from my Doctor. I feel so loved. :-)

WOW!

I can't even believe the difference I see at 2days post op! Thank you Dr. Pratt!

ANOTHER PIC FROM YESTERDAY

Loving my results so far. I have a little crease above my belly button. ..I pray it goes away. Anyone else have it?

HERE'S THE LITTLE CREASE

Tell me what you guys think. I'm sure it'll go away but would love to see pics of someone who had something similar. Haven't seen my BB yet. .. my post op is on Wednesday so I'm hoping to see it then

BY THE WAY...

The pic I just posted of the crease is from the day after surgery

MARKER

I think the crease looks so defined to me because there is black marker in it from when he marked me up, lol

I DID IT, I DID IT, I DID IT!

Had my first BM today, woohoo! I feel 10lbs lighter, lmao! I have my post op appt today so I'll post more later. XOXOXO

GOTTA CLIMB OUT OF THIS HOLE

Thank you ladies for all your love, support, and encouragement! I'm not sure how fell into such a depression and feeling like I'll never feel good again. I've done nothing but sit and sleep in this recliner for a week feeling sorry for myself. I can't wear my binder because it was doing more harm than good so then I felt so unstable not wearing it. I'm so swollen that I can't even wear pants. So I think just started spiraling until I fell into this hole. My kids have been gone for over a week which is the longest I've ever been away from them but today they are coming home!! Thank you Jesus! I know they will bring my spirits up and throw me back into mommy mode which will hopefully pull me out of this deep dark hole! Thank you all for being there for me ladies!

YESTERDAY

Here's a pics after my shower yesterday

PICS FROM 3/10/14

Just a few pics. Saw all the gorgeous pics of you girls trying things on with your new tummy so thought I'd finally try on a bra and panties. ...been too swollen to wear much of anything but starting to love my shape.

2 WEEKS AGO. ....

I was in surgery right now!!! Crazy to even think it's been that long already. I go back to work Monday which I'm kinda excited about except I can't really fit any clothes. ... guess yoga pants every day for awhile, lol.

SURVIVED 1ST DAY BACK AT WORK

I went back to work today.... I worked 9 1/2 hours, the kids and I just got home, and all I want to do is go to sleep! I feel like my muscles are in spasm mode and I've been feeling a little nauseous all day. I hope I'm ok :'(

PLEASE TELL ME I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

Anyone else swell up like this???? This is What I look like at 6pm after work and just getting home :'(

DO I SEE SOME ABS??

Omg, I think I see some abs trying to come through, woohoo

FEW MORE MONTHS. ....

And I'll be rocking my bikini!! It's so exciting to watch the progress and amazes me that there's changes almost every day. Gotta get in the gym and get my legs and bootay back in shape!

4 WEEKS POST OP!

So today I finally got brave and tried on a pair of my pre op jeans. ... woohoo, no roll over the top! Ohhhhh, and me and boo finally had some lovin today....I was so scared but all was good, lol!

THINKING ABOUT ALL MY RS GIRLS

Sorry I've been M.I.A. You have all been in my daily thoughts... life has just fallin back into its normal routine. I will post pics later. Miss you all and hope everyone is fabulous!

QUICK PIC

Just a lil side by side

HAPPY EASTER!!!

Hope you all have an amazing day!

50 DAYS POST OP

Can't believe it's been that long already! I'm feeling almost back to normal. I still swell throughout the day but it's manageable. My muscles are still sore especially when sneeze or cough. My incision has been doing great except I have one little stitch poking out but I've just been leaving it alone. Can't wait for summer to get here so I can show off my new tummy!

MORE 50 DAYS

Hit button too soon

JUST FOR FUN

So I was trying on skirts to try and match the shoes that my boyfriend bought me (2 bdays ago and I still haven't worn them). Looking at the pics made me quite excited for a night out on the town....soon :-)
Kirkland Plastic Surgeon

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Beautiful! !
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Looking good!
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You look great! Isn't it wonderful when you can try stuff on and spend time worrying about what shoes to wear instead of how to hide your tummy?! ;)
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Looking good girl! Glad to see your healing nicely!
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In a word - WOW! You look fabulous girl. Your shape is terrific and WOW, your legs in those heels!!! Enjoy your awesome "new" self. Take pics when you go out on the town and share. Keep up the awesome recovery and maintenance. HUGS :-DSuzy
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Thank you HappySuzy ..... you always make me smile ... always a ray of sunshine! I will definitely post pics when I ever get out of the house, lol. Hoping to start back at the gym today to tone these arms and legs back up! Any new pics of you?
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Put that tummy on show!!! Awesome... Love those heels too... I've never been great in heels lol xx I wanna see pics of you all dolled up - gorgeous! Xx
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Lol, thanks Pel! I love heels (tho my feet are starting to hate them) I even wore them into the delivery room.
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Hahaha what are you like!! I need to start training myself to walk in heels! Lol xx
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Love your skirt pics! I haven't tried any on yet but I will now! You look awesome in them x
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Thanks sweetie! Yes, try some on! Now I need to get a tan so I can show my legs off, lol!
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Looking good... Happy healing!!
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Thank you ChicaLa!!
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Wow you look amazing! Thanks for the updates :)
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Awww thank you TwinMom!
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You look great!!! Can't wait for my day--24 days!
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Thanks Lookforme! Your day is right around the corner. ... I'll be following your journey!
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Fabulous lady! Keep up,the great progress and recovery! :-DSuzy
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Look at you!!!! Beautiful! It only gets better.
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Thanks NovPrincess! Can't wait til I get to where you're at in the process
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Blimey!!!! You look stunning girly! What a transformation! You have such a pretty tummy!! Our 48 days has flown by...soon we'll be saying we're 3 months post!! x
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Wow! It's been 45 days already?! You look AWESOME sweetie! :-)
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Thank you Amy!! 48 actually ;-) seems unreal!
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I totally understand! I am coming up on 6 months! Just updated my Review today actually :) Happy healing!!
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