(Closed) Bridesmaid 5 months post baby

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m 20w pp with my first baby and I have 2lbs to go to previous weight. It took awhile for yhe weight to start dropping but once it did it went fairly quick. i don’t exercise, but EBF. my body is much different now though. 

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was a bridesmaid in my friends wedding 1 month after having a baby.  Luckily we got pick our own dresses so I got a flowy one and ordered it a size bigger.  It all worked out for me but everyone is different!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I definitely lost all my baby weight by 5 months pp. I was actually pretty close to pre pregnancy weight by my 6 week dr appointment. I breastfed so that helped a lot. I wouldn’t recommend actively trying to loose weight in the way of amending your diet or exercising too much. In order to sustain your milk supply you have to make sure you’re getting enough calories. While breastfeeding we need an extra 700 calories a day which is more then we need during pregnancy! It’s pretty nuts. The only exercise I did pp was walking because my baby wouldn’t sleep and walking him while wearing him was the only thing that put him to sleep! So if you eat healthy and do light exercise, hopefully you’ll loose the weight fairly easily. 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

I’m right at 5 months postpartum right now. I had 2 pregnancies back to back, so I have gained quite a bit of weight. Since I had the baby, it’s been really hard to get back in the gym because I just don’t have free time like I did before. So I’m still carrying a lot of it around. But also like other Bees mentioned, my body is just different. I have lumps and bumps where I didn’t have any before! I’m starting a new program next week to get back in shape, now that the baby is finally easier to handle. But losing the baby weight hasn’t been as easy as I’d have thought.

Post # 20
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Busy Beekeeper

I was down lower than my pre-pregnancy weight 5 months post-delivery but my body shape was different including my breasts still being larger due to breastfeeding and a pooch that never quite went away. Perhaps order a size larger than your pre-pregnancy size? It’s aways easier to make something smaller than it is to make it larger!!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Something to consider if you are breastfeeding, your boobs might be a size or two bigger than normal, even if you are back to your pre-baby weight! I was back in most of my clothes a couple weeks after my daughter was born.

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

It wasn’t that hard after the first or second, but it still took almost a year.  I breastfeed though, and can’t reduce my calories too much or my supply will suffer.  However, even when I lost all the weight, my body was a different shape.  I have not lost it from having a third.  This time I am really struggling.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee

I think it just really depends on how much you gain during pregnancy  I gained a total of 22lbs and dropped to my pre pregnancy weight within the first month or two. I was a bridesmaid at 2 1/2 months PP. They all picked a flowy dress from David’s too and I had to try it on and order it when I was 7months along. I ended up ordering the dress in a size bigger than my normal just in case. It ended up being a bit too big. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

I had 2 pregnant bridesmaids, one gave birth like a week before the wedding (she cray).   I know they told the dress maker ahead of time how far along they were and their delivery date and the seamstress took that into consideration and added panels and stuff that could size the dress up and down. 

We went a custom route though, not sure about a place like DB.

Post # 25
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Newbee

I was a bridesmaid at 5 weeks pp. I ordered my dress 2 sizes up and had to have it taken in slightly. I breastfed and so my boobs were huge but otherwise my body proportions were basically back to what they were before, just not as firm.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

mrscross1020:  I had my daughter 2/24/16 and was a bridesmaid for a wedding on 5/20/16! I was really worried about buying a dress and fitting into it after she was born because I had no clue how I’d look. I ended up buying a few different sizes (I made sure I could return the ones I wasn’t going to use) to see what would work best. Somehow at 4 weeks postpartum I weighed 8lbs less than my prepregnancy weight. I was shocked! I thought for sure it would take me forever to lose the weight and I never expected to end up 8 lbs less than I was before getting pregnant. Of course, this may not be the norm, but it goes to show that anything can happen. Because I wasn’t prepared to weigh less than my prepregnancy weight, all of my dresses were a tad too large everywehre except for my boobs. I had a large chest to begin with before pregnany (US 32H) so I knew to look for a dress that would allow for even more chest room since I would be breastfeeding.

 

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

5 months isn’t a big deal.  I was a bridesmaid at 1 month and it was a little hectic but it worked out (my parents and Darling Husband were invited so they held the baby when I was out doing photos and in the wedding stuff).  If you’re breastfeeding fulltime that helps a lot (well it can, it doesn’t always for some women).  I lost all of the weight without any real effort by breastfeeding and I think I was back to a normal weight by 3-4months (I did exercise but I ate a LOT).  Some people might take a little longer if they gained more (I gained 42-43lbs) or less if they gained less. FWIW I didn’t really drop much weight (outside of the initial 2 weeks) until about 8-9w pp.  I think that is when her demand/intake for milk really increases so I dropped abouy 15lbs within a month and a half after that.

I think waiting until 3mo pp will be great, you will have a good idea of what will work by then.  I don’t see any problems.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think that is totally do-able but every person is different.  I was pregnant with my first and was about 7 months pregnant when I ordered my bridesmaids dress for my sisters wedding which was in early August and my due date as Mid March. They measured me for my bust because obviously my waist was not going to be right.  I ordered th dress ( which was more fitted on top and looser below empress waisteline).  I did have my son a month early in mid-February – and over the course of my pregnancy gained about 8 pounds (at one point though i was up 50 pounds in a week from fluid problems).  I was lucky and about 2 weeks after giving birth I was down 20 pound pre pregnancy (I am also overweight) but I picked up my dress in May and it fit perfectly the only thing was my boobs were smaller so i had to get it taken in.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

mrscross1020:  Order it in a larger size. A larger dress can always be taken in! 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I lost all the weight in 5 months thanks to breastfeeding, but my hips are wider and my boobs are huge.

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