31 Year Old, Mom of 7 - Panama City, FL

Hello brave ladies, I have been searching and...

Hello brave ladies, I have been searching and reviewing your stories for months and now that I have become one of you I wanted to share my story.
First let me address the elephant in the room. I am 31 and yes (in my eyes) I have 7 kids.
In 2008 after 8.5 years of trying to conceive my husband and I went through IVF. 2 eggs were transferred and at 16 weeks I found out I was carrying triplets. A boy and identical girls. At 20 weeks I was admitted to the hospital where I stayed on bed rest until I delivered my Angels at 22 weeks and 6 days. Hospital policy is they will not help them survive until they are 23 weeks. My son died in my arms and the girls were still born. 6 months later we tried IVF again and I had a beautiful 9 lbs 5 oz boy. 8 months later I ended up pregnant naturally (never happened before) but I suffered a miscarriage, only to end up pregnant again ( naturally) with another beautiful boy 8 lbs 10oz. Then months later I got pregnant again and now have a gorgeous girl 8lbs 4 oz. My babies are 4yrs, 2 yrs, and 15 months. I am a very blessed mommy but after losing my babies depression hit hard and going undiagnosed for many years I finally hit rock bottom. Within the last year I have been picking up the pieces to be the best wife, mother and me that I can be. Counseling, anti-depressants, working out and dropping 35 lbs from my 5'4" frame. I am now 150. I told myself if I could maintain and prove to my husband that I could maintain a lifestyle change then I wanted a tummy tuck, muscle repair and hernia repair. I'm ready to continue my journey to a healthier, happier me. I'm tired of carrying around not only a reminder of the babies I have but also the ones that I lost. Well I got my wish!! and 1 less thing to be depressed about. Fighting feels great.

Pictures

Here are some pictures of my journey.

So far so good

I stopped taking my pain meds 2.5 days after my surgery. I didn't like the way I felt on them and I couldn't focus on my school work. I have been driving and out and about. I went to the dr. Today concerned about fluid build up since the drains were removed. He assured me that it wasn't a lot and perfectly normal. My body would expel it. I guess my lymphatic system is a little sluggish right now.
Other than that and being tired of walking hunched over, trying to sneeze and cough takes 4 minutes and wearing these tight CP garments and binder all is well.lol

Forgot

I also forgot to mention that my last 3 kiddos were all c sections.

wish pics

I love seeing all your wish pictures, women have amazing bodies and while I wouldn't mind a little bigger butt and fuller hips. I don't want a totally transformed body to bring extra attention to me and insecurities to my hubby. So I just want what I had before with a few improvements.

new pictures

6 months

Panama City Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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