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11 Months Postpartum and Very Happy With My Body (Anonymous)

February 11, 2009

I had my first baby, a little girl, at 21 years old. I had a really great pregnancy, I gained about 35 pounds and didn’t get any stretch marks on my belly, I have a few now on my boobs, but they are white and don’t bother me very much. I loved being pregnant and I would do it again in a heartbeat if we could afford it. I had a really beautiful and peaceful birth at a birthing center after only 7 hours of labor with the help of my supportive husband. I feel so proud of what my body has done, and so lucky to have given birth naturally to my beautifully baby girl, who I am still breastfeeding and loving every minute of it! I remember taking a bath at home the morning after having my baby and looking down at my body and having this amazing feeling, I felt so beautiful. I have never felt that wonderful about my body. And lets be honest, I had just had a baby so we all know I didn’t look that great. But I felt it, I felt a feeling of self acceptance, that I had never had before. I don’t know if all women go through that after giving birth but it was life changing for me, the times that i have felt the happiest and the best about myself have had nothing to do with my outer layer. Now I love my mom body, I do wish my boobs were a little more perky and didn’t have stretch marks but they been through 11 months of nursing so far so I’d like t think they are holding up just fine. These are pictures of me at 38 weeks pregnant, 40 weeks pregnant, 7 months pp, 7 months pp nursing, and 3 of me at 11 months pp.

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13 Responses to “11 Months Postpartum and Very Happy With My Body (Anonymous)”

  1. T Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    You look absolutely amazing!

  2. Angele Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Wow!! You have a killer body! Love your attitude! Very refreshing! :)

  3. Nikki Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    You look so great and proud that you were able to birth naturally. I hope I’m blessed with another pregnancy one day so I can have that same experience. Good luck to you and congrats.

  4. Kat Says:
    February 12th, 2009 at 1:50 am

    you look fab! did you use any oils or butters on your belly? can only pray to look as great as you after my first :)

  5. Katy Says:
    February 12th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    WOW! you looks AMAZING!

  6. Lee Says:
    February 17th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    wow you are hot!

  7. jess Says:
    February 17th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    WOW! this is stunning.

  8. ANon Says:
    February 20th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Wow, I’m jealous. You look great… How did you manage to stave off the stretch marks?

    I’m only starting to look like my old self again (naked) after the exfoiliating treatment for stretchmarks, and lots and lots of exercising, two years later.

  9. Sarah Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 12:56 am

    You have a beautiful, beautiful, sexy figure! :D And congratulations on breastfeeding!!! My little nurser is two and I doubt she’ll want to stop any time soon!

  10. Original Poster Says:
    February 23rd, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Thank you guys for the sweet comments. My lack of stretch marks on my belly is simply do to genetics, no magic butters or oils. My sister just had her third baby and she still doesn’t have any! We are just lucky I guess!

  11. Jamie Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 8:07 pm


  12. Shawna Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Wow, your lucky.

  13. Christie Says:
    January 20th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    You’re amazing. I wish I had your confidence!


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