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1 Week Postpartum – Body After Baby

1 week postpartum, body after baby

With all the hype going around about the new royal baby it’s easy to come across pictures of the new mommy Kate with her newborn baby. She’s such a beautiful woman and she looks amazing hours after baby. Of course she probably has a huge team to get her camera ready but with her bump after baby still showing she looks great!

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I’m excited for her as I am for any new mom, it’s a wonderful experience. I remember being a new mom just a little over a year ago, and now doing it all over again with my new little one. There are so many things that you don’t expect, including how your body is going to react.

One thing I wasn’t prepared for was leaking milk – ahhhh.

Yep it happens and nursing pads will be your best friend, at least for a few months until your body gets used to the amount of milk the baby needs.

I’m always starving and thirsty.

I blame the breastfeeding for this one. Your body burns so many calories making that milk (GOOD THING!) But you need to replenish all your nutrients and calories. I find myself making sandwiches and eating cereal a lot, sometimes at 2 in the morning!

I had no idea when the baby bump would go down. Breastfeeding helped a lot the first time around, since the contractions it causes makes your uterus contract back to normal size. I never took a post baby bump pic after my first but I did with baby just the other day. Here’s my bump 1 week after baby.

1 week postpartum, body after baby

Still a bit prevalent but nothing like I was at 9 months. I’d say it goes back to about a 6 mo belly after delivery and will continuously go down from there.

There’s no experience comparable to becoming a mom.

Here’s to celebrating motherhood and the amazing journey of pregnancy and childbirth. What a wonderful experience…

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn@TheRollinsHouse
    July 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    You look great!

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    Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families
    July 26, 2013 at 2:11 am

    You look amazing for having a baby a week ago. Try not to get frustrated if your belly doesn’t gone down quickly and the weight doesn’t just fall off. Remember that it took 9 months to put the weight on and you should expect the same or a bit longer for it to come off.

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    Pam
    July 26, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I think you look great for having had a baby one week ago. On my first child, no one every told me I wouldn’t automatically go back to my prepregnancy size immediately. Imagine my surprise to find I still had a bump!

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    Shari G
    July 26, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I gotta say, even with a team of people I am not sure I would’ve looked presentable at 1 week. My oldest didn’t sleep more than 2 hours at a time, and usually spent waking time screaming. I was so unsettled that I didn’t sleep the whole 2 hours and lived on barely 15 minutes at a time. It was so hard. You look amazing!

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    becca
    July 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

    You look great! I agree that you go back to about a 6 month belly after. It takes quite a while for your belly to go down, and even then your body is made a little bit different after kids!

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    Sarah Bailey
    July 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Aw you look great!

    I couldn’t believe how amazing Kate looked just 24 hours later even with a stylist team helping her. x

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    Angela Addington
    July 26, 2013 at 10:18 am

    You look great! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

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    Leah
    July 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

    You look incredible!! 🙂

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    Ashley
    July 26, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Oh the things I have to look forward too whenever the time comes for me to be pregnant and give birth! You look awesome 🙂

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    Melinda Dunne
    July 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    You look fantastic! I think Kate looks great too. It is sad to see so many people criticizing her bump…obviously those people have never had a baby. It does take time for your body to actually get back to normal.

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    Pam
    July 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    You look great and so does Kate! Congratulations to both of you. Exciting times for new parents.

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    Terry (My Journey With Candida)
    July 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Many years ago, after I had my Daughter. I was leaving the hospital and a nurse ask me where my girdle was. I told her I didn’t have one. She told me I better get one….. I didn’t get one and did lose the after baby bump. I don’t think anyone wears girdles any longer.

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    Carla Riseman from ShesAllWrite.me
    July 27, 2013 at 12:27 am

    You look so blissed out and beautiful! Congratulations, momma!

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    Trista
    July 27, 2013 at 1:34 am

    You look great! Make sure you rest and take time to be with your little bundle of joy!!!

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