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Hello, I am a 23 year old mother of two. My kids...

Hello, I am a 23 year old mother of two. My kids are 3 and 8 months and I have wanted this since my oldest was born! My husband and I agreed that two was our limit and so more c-sections for this girl! I am very excited and this website is an awesome way to know what to expect!

So after showing my pics I do feel very exposed!...

So after showing my pics I do feel very exposed! My husband isn't even allowed to see my tummy! I know the reason for this is to help other and I have been helped by this site before. Just knowing that I am not the only one that feels this way helps soooo much!

So last time I didn't tell my height and weight. ...

So last time I didn't tell my height and weight. I am 5ft and 130 lbs. I am a smoker but my PS filled me in on all of the complications of smoking so it has been 5 days since my last cigarette. I am proud of that but I know the Lord has giving me the strength! I'm getting very anxious about the wait! April seems so far away!

I always forget to post everything! I am also...

I always forget to post everything! I am also getting lipo along with the TT and from what I hear it's worse than the tummy tuck pain??

Sometimes I worry that even after I get the...

Sometimes I worry that even after I get the surgery that I will still feel like I still have "The Belly." I feel like crying when I see it so I try not to look at my self w/o the clothes. With my clothes people don't notice in fact I have many tell me, "Oh you don't need a tummy tuck!" Then I show them my belly and they understand! I guess I compare my self to my mom too much. She is 5'8 I was her 3rd baby and when she got pregnant with me she was 31 and 115 lbs. She has NO stretch marks! I however took after my dads sisters, I am 5'0 and I weigh 130 lbs after two kids at the age of 23. DEPRESSING!!! I know I shouldn't compare myself to others but why didn't I take after my mom?!

Ok so I'm thinking about getting a tattoo over the...

Ok so I'm thinking about getting a tattoo over the scar maybe like a year after the tt. I guess it just depends on how bad the scar is? Has anyone else though about this? Lets just say my husband is not amused with this idea, he thinks of it as a tramp stamp in the front lol.

Hello Ladies! I think I'm becoming a ball or...

Hello Ladies!
I think I'm becoming a ball or nerves. I'm happy and scared at the same time. I know we all go through this but it's really no fun. I think my pre-op appt is for the 23rd. Can anyone tell me what to expect? Some have mentioned blood work? I hate to be poked. It's not really that bad but I get myself all hyped up and that is what makes the whole thing miserable. This coming from someone who wants to go to nursing school, lol. I'm a piece of work! I think I just need to take a deep breath and focus on something else and usually when I'm nervous I smoke well I can't do that anymore either!

I'm having some trouble getting a hold of the Drs...

I'm having some trouble getting a hold of the Drs nurse. I have called two days in a row now and left a mesg that hasn't been returned. I have a big question and since some of you have already gone through it maybe you can help me. My date is on the 5th and at the end of April we will be moving to Ft. Hood and I need to make sure that the drains will be taken out by then and that I will be able to take a long car trip. I won't have to be lifting or anything the military pays movers. I'm kinda worried about this any help or advice would be great!

I had my pre-op appt today and I thought I would...

I had my pre-op appt today and I thought I would have blood work and all that and all I really did was talked with the nurse. I was able to ask some q's that were on my mind and now I have 13 days left till my tummy is flat and not fat. YAY! Good luck ladies:)

So I need to make sure that I have everything I...

So I need to make sure that I have everything I need...let me know if I'm missing anything. I have my recliner, stool softener, pain meds, granny panties. I do need to get ice packs, dry shampoo, and these scar strip things that make it heal faster. Is there any thing else that I really need?

AAAHHHHHHH 2 days girls! This is crazy I was...

AAAHHHHHHH 2 days girls! This is crazy I was just reading when I posted about my pre-op appt and I still had 13 days! This is just crazy not that I am complaining. My hubby was making me laugh last night he was asking why I wasn't trying to hide my tummy like I normally do and I was telling him because I know it's going so I am at the point where I just don't give a damn! You don't like it well guess what...2 days and it's gone. Wonder how many inches I will lose around my waist. How about you girls did you lose inches and pants sizes??? Oh I hope I do! Stay blessed everyone:}

Btw I had my daughter while my hubby was deployed...

Btw I had my daughter while my hubby was deployed to Iraq and when I put if you don't like it it will be gone in two days. When he was deployed I was so afraid for him to come home I told him how bad my tummy was and I know my hubby likes small girls well when he first came home I showed him "The Belly" and I told him if you don't like it just the f out. I was just afraid bcuz at the same time I was pregnant so was my best friend and after her c section her husband always put her down and I refused to go through that! But my hubby loves me no matter what and we have both put up with this tummy for too long. It gets in the way of a lot of things and drags me down emotionally. Atfer Payton I didn't know what to do it just wouldn't help my tummy until I was watching John & Kate plus 8 and she got her tt and that's when I knew that was what I wanted to do! Soooo ready!

Hello Ladies, I hope everyone is doing well. I am...

Hello Ladies, I hope everyone is doing well. I am feeling pretty good and I am able to get up ok and move around at this point. Yesterday afternoon was a bit more difficult than last night. Well the doctor was great! He told my mom that when I'm feeling better I could bounce a quarter off my tummy because it's so flat! He also said with the lipo he got 2 cups out of each love handle...crazy right? Overall I am doing better than I thought. I would appreciate you prayers that I continue to feel good. I did get to see my tummy for a bit and it looks awesome! I was happy when the ps told me that he thought with me being so young and healthy that I should recovery very quickly. I hope you are all doing great!

I am so tired! I keep falling asleep for like an...

I am so tired! I keep falling asleep for like an hour and waking up for 15 minutes and the falling back to sleep. I am not going to be much help right now so I need to just let hubby do things the way.

Day two post op and it's early but I feel ok. I...

Day two post op and it's early but I feel ok. I wake up off and on all night which is a good thing because if I didn't I'm sure I would be hurting and stiff when I did finally wake up. I was so doped up yesterday I called my sister and told her we were coming to get her and taking all the kids to the zoo lol. I also kept telling her we were going to go see her at her house and she live six hours away. So if my posts seem a little strange it's from the percs. I am going to post pics but I wish we would have taken them right after the surgery because I'm all swollen. I also remember last night I was trying to open my email for like an hour. I would put in the address and it would be wrong or the password would be wrong or caps lock was on. I guess my family found this amusing because they said my head was bobbing but I was still trying to type like a crazy person lol. I dont think yesterday i mentioned that my doctor had used super glue stuff and sealed the incision and I was able to take a shower yesterday! I know it is still early in the game but I am so happy!! Happy healing:)

Still feeling very out of it lol. These meds sure...

Still feeling very out of it lol. These meds sure do a lot for me. I am posting some pics and I just want you to know I am pretty swollen so keep that in mind my incision wont be as tight as it is today. I just hope it looks as good as I think it will. I don't want to come off conceded about my tummy just confident. I finally want to feel great about how I look!

I wish the swelling would go down so I would know...

I wish the swelling would go down so I would know what my tummy will look like for sure! I know it will be good I'm just impatient. A little while ago I felt my leg getting wet and I looked down and my drain was leaking a little bit. I think I caught it on something and it has not been bleeding since. Has anyone else had this happen? I didn't mention before that I only got one drain and he gave me a pain pump and he wants me to come in on the 13th and said he will take out the drain and maybe the drain too. That would be great but I don't want to get my hope up just in case it doesn't happen Friday. God bless everyone!

Day 4 P/O I have been hurting some today and...

Day 4 P/O I have been hurting some today and yesterday but it is manageable with the pain meds. My parents left yesterday:( But , they are going to be back in 10 days because we are moving to TX. They are coming to help us because I still don't think I will be i the best shape. I have not gone # 2 yet since the surgery and I took a laxative a little bit ago so now I wait and see how bad it's going to be. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared. I will keep you posted on that one lol.

On another note I can't wait until I'm done with the swelling so I can shop!! I want to try on all the things that intimidated me before when I was always worried about everyone seeing my big pouch through my clothes. I just cant believe I no longer have to worry about all that. Here are some more pics:)

Day 5 PO Today was painful! Yesterday I said he...

Day 5 PO
Today was painful! Yesterday I said he was going to take the drain out Friday and maybe the drain too I meant to say he is taking out the pain pump and maybe the drain too. The pain pump ran out of meds today so that has not been fun. I do hope that he takes out the drain because the tube is starting to irritate my skin. How many did you all drain per day @ day 5? And where was the drain? Mine is coming out of my thigh and its in the way! I want to try on my darn jeans-not that it would do me any good at this point because I am so swollen! I have been getting around well today though. Goodnight lovely ladies and happy healing!

Hello ladies, Yay!! I got my drain and my pain...

Hello ladies,
Yay!! I got my drain and my pain pump out today and it felt crazy! The nurse told me to take a deep breath and she started to pull it out and it kept coming. The thing was in my skin like seven inches and it felt like a worm wiggling out of the hole! Anyways I have not been updating like I planned to but with the meds I have been kinda silly. If I had this whole experience on video I would have a bloopers reel for sure. My hubby was making fun of me because one might I feel asleep on the toilet. I might as well have been drunk dialing people with the crazy things I was saying on the phone the first few days PO. I has been a fun ride lol. I am so swollen but I got on some yoga pants and a t shirt today pretty much because those are the only pants I can fit in and my hubby said he can see a difference from pre-op even with me swollen. There has not been a moment of regret since I had the surgery! I don't know if i mentioned beofre that the incision was closed with this super glue stuff thats why its not covered or anything in my photos. Thats how I keep it all the time, I don;t have to cover it. I can't wait till I can use the silicone strips!! Happy healing lovely ladies!!!

My thighs are so swollen that I had to go out...

My thighs are so swollen that I had to go out today and buy a pair of shorts and jeans that are bigger than normal. I didn't want to wear yoga pants or dresses until it goes down. I knew my belly was very swollen but I didn't know about my thighs until yesterday after I got my drain out and I was trying on my jeans and couldn't pull the ever my thighs. Boo freakin hoo. I know I have to get over it. The only thing I can do is wear the girdle my ps gave me but it is just like a bodysuit. It has hooks down by my hoo ha so they are like panties that come up to my ribs. I have seen some of you wearing the ones that come down to your legs too so I might get that to help the swelling there. My ps asked if I wanted the swelling to go away or if I wanted to be more comfortable and I told him swelling to go down so he went ahead and gave me the girdle early. Well I think that is about all for now. Happy healing Ladies!!!

Hey ladies! It feels like forever since I have...

Hey ladies! It feels like forever since I have been on here! The move was a bit of a mess but much better now and we are just trying to get our house in order. The swelling has gone down so much and I can fit into my jeans now. I wish that I could have updated more but we didnt have internet set up here yet and it was making me crazy! The gauze is still super glued to my incision which is annoying and I want it to come off but I will have to be patient for that. I have been sleeping in the bed although sometimes I do wake up a little stiff but it is so nice just to feel normal and be able to sleep in the same bed as the hubby. It was cute there were a few different times along the way that he asked if I thought that I could come back to bed and that he didn't like me sleeping in the recliner lol. Nice to know that my presence was missed:) I hope that you beautiful ladies are all going well and happy healing!

P.S. I will try to post pic later!

Hey Girls! I gotta stay caught up with you girls...

Hey Girls! I gotta stay caught up with you girls because it has been a few days and there are like a million mesgs on my email and so much that I missed:( Anyhow I can't believe all the changes so far and I know there is still a long way to go. I can now fit into the jeans I wore before my baby which is so rewarding! I hope that everyone is great and happy healing girls!

Hey girls! I got on the scale the other day and I...

Hey girls! I got on the scale the other day and I was down to 124 lbs. but this morning I got on and I was 126.5:( I have not been eating well and I know that has a lot to do with it. I guess I just look in the mirror and see a skinny girl and think I can eat whatever I want. Sweets have always been a weakness of mine so I need to stick to fruit instead of junk foods. I would like to be down to 115 lbs but I have some work to get there and I have got to get motivated, I feel guilty because I bring this upon myself.

Hello ladies! It has been a while since I have...

Hello ladies! It has been a while since I have updated my review. I wanted to let everyone know that I am doing great and feeling wonderful! Now I feel sexy and so much more carefree and playful! I no longer have to worry about that baby pouch and how to use my clothing to best cover it up! I don't wear a shirt anymore when I am having "ALONE" time with my hubby! I think this was a great choice that I made for myself and the hubby likes it too:) I hope you are all wonderful!
Dr. Moore

Dr Moore was very considerate of my thoughts and feelings and helped me to be at ease. He did a fantastic job on my tummy and I am very satisfied with my results!

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We all need to post some 1 year po pics. Hope you are doing well. I love my new tummy and girls. :)
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Thanks CamKey everything is going great! How are things going for you?
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hope everything is going great now. right at 1 year PO!!
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Thanks mother of 8! I really need to start with a diet now! Not been keeping up on everything but I will start working out at the first of the year! Hope you are doing well!!
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Your posts are so funny. I also see the
"skinny girl"in the mirror now...isn't it fun?
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Thank you for the update.  I am happy to hear you are doing so well and loving your results.

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Thank you Kimmers!
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Hi there, I am in Olathe too. Planning to have a hernia repair and tummy tuck at KUMed on Monday, July 9.
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Congrats on your tt I hope that everything went well and that you are on your way to a fast recovery!
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lol!!!thk god ur still around!!!i get u w not wanting to eat food is soo good ..i have such a hard time being mexican and cooking mex food i mean c'mon enchiladas..tacos and all those many good things to eat ..pasta..chinese..bbq ribs..omg my mouth is how am i supposed to loose weight when everyone around me is eating the food i love!!soo frustrating but it can be done and im hoping to stay on track!!!ive put my scale away because it was torturing me so i take back what i said before about weighing in am and pm..too much stress do what works for u obviously that didnt work for me because i was putting too much attention to #s and i didnt realize that all swelling can be weight imma stay away for a while!!i hope ur doing better!!!=)))
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I hope you feel better after putting that scale away girl lol. I am doing pretty good and I feel great. I will update my thing cuz it has been a while. Oh and we are not mexican and we make mex food all the time lol gotta love burritos!
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aww army wife where art thou??im feeling soo crappy kinda like how u felt on ur last update and i laugh cuz of the comment i posted ..but i too have slacked off horribly and im just tryna get back on track hopefully ur doing gr8!!
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LOL do not fear LOLGIGI for I am here:) I am doing ok. I still dont want to eat right but I'm having a good time and I love my results! I hope that you are doing ok sweetie!
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army wife i never realized how similar we are i am 4'11 and weigh 126 now..crazy!!!..i used to weigh 135 so im not beating myself up but its ok..i always weigh my self in am just to see how much im weighing ..also i weigh my self at night just to make sure im not gaining weight this way i dnt over eat and it motivates me to keep eating good when i see the scale dropping ..i also keep in mind that water does dd weight but dnt beat urself up for the # on the scale its the fact that ur clothes r fitting better n ur happy w it...good luck and happy healing!!
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You are right our numbers are very similar. My clothes do fit much better and I am so much more confident! I hope that you are doing great!
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You look great. Don't weigh yourself every day. That can do a number on your emotional state. Congrats on your results.
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Thank you! I think I should try a nice and simple diet and then maybe only get on the scale once a week or so that may help. But I do love my tummy and thanks for the congrats!
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you look sooo great!!! wow! i didn't realize you are 5 ft! itty bitty! im 9 inches taller lol don't be too hard on yourself! remember you are still healing and with that comes water fluctuation. but im with you on eating better. i need to stop this last 15 lbs.
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Yes I am a little on the short side lol. Thank you it helps to know that we all go through things while healing. I have never had any regret but then I eat like this? Anywho I think you look great now but I want to be 10lbs down I think no matter what we are always looking for so sort of "self improvement."
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Sorry Jamby I have not checked my email in a while! You poor thing! I would just cry if I wans't supposed to have any sweets. I will say last night I ate grapes for dessert instead of an unhealthy dessert! I think we all want chocolate when we pms lol if it wasn't for that my time of month I would be driving the hubby crazy lol.
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No worries....I know it gets a little bit tougher to get on and blog, as time goes on. I feel ya! Take care of yourself ArmyWife!
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Don't beat yourself up about eating sweets. I learned that if you restrict your diet too much you will never stay on track. Allow yourself a treat once a week and look forward to it. I think that helps alot.
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Thank you Ally! I will have to try that for sure. We are going grocery shopping this weekend so I need to make a list and start thinking of what kind of diet I want to try.
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IM with you army wife. This is one battle that is never over. Lol
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