Tummy Tuck-Give Me Something To Work With!

Tummy tuck is scheduled. Mothers are flying in. Monday, December 7th is my day!! You wanted to see the tummy before? You asked for it! Okay. I know it's gonna be horrifying so I'll do it in stages. First, a picture of me, with my Yummie Tummy Tank on. Not great, but at least people think I am only 5 months pregnant instead of 7. Stay tuned to the end of this post to see the REAL before. I will be showing you the real, scary OMG BARE stomach FRIDAY. GET READY!

The PPS (permanently pregnant stomach) has really been hard. People asking when I'm due for four years straight, no clothes I buy look anything but MATERNITY, and I can't exercise because my back has no stomach muscles to support it.

I'm ready to start over, not with a perfect body (cause if that was the case I get the boobs done too, but it's a slippery slope), just a body I can work with. I want to work out, be in shape, lift my kids, run around and play like a loon, you know, all that good stuff.

I know the recovery will be tough, but you guys will be with me right? I'll just blog the pain away. If I can't blog I'll get the hubby to tell you I'm okay. I will prevail. I'll just be in a lot of pain first!

Okay here's me in clothes with my Yummy tummie tank top.



and here's me without it.



More of a difference in person than in the pics. Now you can see, I'm not just going in for fun, this is a PROBLEM. Doc says the worst case he's ever seen. How bad? Bare tummy pics tomorrow unless I chicken out!!!

28 comments:

Heather@PixieDust said...

you are so courageous!! good luck, i know you will feel like you can do anything once you are recovered.

Seersucker Scrapper said...

I am so excited for you. Here is wishing you a speedy recovery!

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Oh, good luck Monday (and with recovery)! So glad you are able to do this for yourself. What a great Christmas present. :) Babies are wonderful, but man things are never the same after having them!!!

Suburban Princess said...

So awful that you have had to live with this for so long! Good luck with your surgery and I hope you feel like a million bucks when it is all done!

Melissa said...

I give you a lot of credit for showing these pics, and being so open about this!

Honestly, I can see why you want this done and I will do the same thing if I am ever in the same situation! You're going to look even more gorgeous than you already do and you deserve it after having 2 babies!

Angry Julie Monday said...

YAY! I totally need one too. I can't wait to see your afters. I know that it's going to be a long hard recovery. But it will be worth it in the end.

AMY said...

Can't wait to see your after pics. Especially the ones of you playing and active again. I remember how hard things were the first few months after I had my boys when the stomach muscles weren't there to support my activity. If mine had not improved with time I would be doing the same thing. It sounds like your situation is not just cosmetic, it's a quality of life issue. Thanks for sharing and we send prayers for a speedy recovery.

Lin said...

You're such a trooper for posting pictures for us. I cant wait to see what you look like afterwards. I'm sure you're gonna look great!

We'll all be here for you when you cant get out bed & all you can do is blog *hugs*.

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Girl you are just darling! And I admire your courage! I cannot wait to see the after pics, you are going to be one hot mama!!

debra said...

I'm really excited for you. It will be nice to have the grandma's around to help while you are recovering. Hope you have a very speedy recovery - can't wait to see the after photos. Great Christmas present, too! :)

Pigtails and Pacifiers said...

I'm so excited for you. I'm getting mine done in the spring. But I am not brave enough to bare the belly. Good for you! Let me know what to expect. All the pain will be worth it!

Stereos and Souffles said...

After seeing these pics, I totally get it now. Some things in life aren't fair and that's one of them.
:-)

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Hang in there! You don't need to justify yourself to anyone, but for what it works, I am totally TEAM TUMMY TUCK!!!! Feeling good about yourself is important!

Prayers coming your way!

Preppy Mama said...

Once the pain passes you will be so happy you did it!! I will say prayers and be thinking of you for a speedy recovery!!

Uncommon Blonde said...

You really are fabulous - especially for being so real and posting your story on here. Wishing you a very speedy recovery and a beautiful new body!

BroncoMom said...

Sending up prayers for you now Mom. It will all be good.
BroncoMom

Solar Powered said...

I've been thinkin' of you and have that date in my mind. Nothing but painless recovery thoughts coming your way. We are with you!

Mrs. R said...

I hope you have a speedy recovery!!

The 5 Bickies said...

This is fascinating and you are such a good sport to share the details with "us". This is why there is such a thing as a tummy tuck! I am very curious and am so excited for you for the "after". I want the pain, etc to go quickly and can't wait for you to enjoy your new body.

Will your muslces,etc recover after the TT to where you can workout and do all the things you want to do as well as look GOOD?

nanny said...

I am hoping the recovery is not nearly as bad as you are expecting!!!! We will definitely be here for you!
Let the Mothers take over and just take it super easy!!!!

Sherrie said...

I hope everything goes smoothly for you. My neighbor had one a couple years ago and she has no regrets whatsoever.

S said...

I've dreamed of getting a TT myself! Thanks for bringing us along on your journey. Hoping and praying for a safe surgery and speedy recovery!

Courtney said...

Good luck. I am along for the ride, so blog away. I can't wait to see the afters.

PaperCourt said...

I'm so happy for you! I'll be thinking of you next week!

Maureen said...

I'll be thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery with the results you desire (and deserve)!

Glad the reinforcements are coming in too!

Preppy 101 said...

Congrats!! Good Luck to you. And, yes, we'll be with you ALL the way! A friend's mom just had one and did great! You will too! xoxoox

The Major's Wife said...

You will love the results. So glad you are doing something so important for yourself.

Eloise said...

I admire you so much for posting about your problem and doing something about it! You are one brave and fabulous mom and person! Good luck with the surgery. Here's to a swift and uneventful recovery.

XOXO