Well where to start...I am a 26 year old stay at home mom to my three kids, and wife to my high school sweetheart. My two oldest kids are both 3 currently (my son turns 4 in a month, so yes they are only 11 months apart), and my baby is 4 months old. I have been busy having babies since November 2007.
With my first baby I gained 45 pounds and then got diagnosed with these things called PUPPS (a weird and rare pregnancy rash, super horrible!!), and then I go pregnant with my second and never lost all the baby weight. With my third I didn't gain as much but it didn't matter because my stomach was already a gonner. I had fairly good size babies at 9 pounds and my stomach and boobs just never did recover.
I've known since after I had my first child that I would have to get a tummy tuck if I wanted to feel comfortable in my clothes again. My husband and I talked about plastic surgery for awhile before we came to the decision and I am so grateful that he is supportive about the whole process. I feel 26 most days, but I defintely don't look like it.
So on September 13th I had my consult, and really liked the doctor. He explained everything really well and was very confident in what he was doing, which made me feel great! I have decided to do a tummy tuck with some lipo (just for conturing my shape), and a breast lift with augmentation (saline implants). I am so excited and it still seems so surreal!
As guilty as I feel about getting the surgery (all the time, money, and help I will need), I feel like it will payoff in the end. I want to be in a bikini again and not worry that if I lift my arms above my head my stomach might show. I want the insecurities to go away!
I am so excited I found this site, and that I can share my experiences along the way with others, and others can share their experiences with me. Photos-Coming soon!