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14 mos PP – My Story (Anonymous)

2 pregnancies- 1 MC at 16 weeks – one healthy baby. 14 Months postpartum.

Thinking back at how paranoid I was pre-baby, im amazed that i have accepted my new body as much as i have. I know it doesn’t look so bad, and i should wear my mommy body and each and every stretch mark with pride, but at times its hard, as im sure many mothers know. When I got pregnant at 19, I was 124 lbs and 5’4″, I gained a total of 60 lbs and had a beautiful baby girl weighing in at 9 lbs 6 oz, and 21 1/4 inches long. I look in the mirror and see the body that fought to keep my daughter alive during my long and difficult pregnancy, a body that went through 2 days of mild labor and 21 hrs of hard labor with 2 hrs of pushing. A body that is perfectly imperfect. Now, 14 mos later i weigh 114 lbs, not due to diet and exercise, but because ive been a bit sick, but i want to encourage those of you who are unhappy with your weight, don’t give up hope, and you are all beautiful.
Although I am sometimes disgusted with my stretchmarks and the extra skin that used to be a perfect flat tummy, I am not ashamed of how I look, it is a badge, a badge that shows the strength, patience, and love it takes to create and grow something so beautiful and precious.

in Belly, Child Loss, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

7 comments… add one

  • Krystal Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 3:02 pm

    You have a great hour glass shaped figure. You look great!

  • April Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 7:33 pm

    Look at your teeny waist! You have such a nice shape. Your daughter is adorable too.

  • Katie Thursday, March 19, 2009, 2:42 am

    OMG you look perfect! I am 8 months post partum now, I used to be very fit but I’m nothing like you… My belly is so saggy, I would never expect that for a fit and physically strong woman like me!

  • Stephanie Thursday, March 19, 2009, 1:32 pm

    Thanks guys, that means alot, i went through a rough time with my figure. mainly the stretch marks. some of them are very deep. but im learning to fully accept them. thanks again girls :)

  • Sarah Saturday, March 21, 2009, 5:31 pm

    What a sweet baby and you look so good!!! :D

  • Catherine S Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 10:25 am

    You are so curvy and are perfectly proportioned. Your breasts are so full and beautiful.

  • Shannon Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 10:53 am

    You are beautiful and your belly looks like a little heart-wish mine was that flat!

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