christmas 2005 i gave my husband news that would change both of our lives forever. we were going to have a baby. ever since i can remember i have wanted to be a mother and couldnt have been more excited to know that i finally would be. since i gain weight easily in my belly i started to show pretty quickly but was excited to be mark free. until the seventh month that is. seven months into my pregnancy i went to bed mark free and woke up looking like i was attacked by someone kind of wild beast and had marks all over my body. i knew that i would more then likely have a few marks on my stomach and hips, but the marks covered my entire body. my thighs and butt and my breasts as well as my stomach and hips. i swear i must have been the unluckiest pregnant woman in the world. throughout my entire pregnancy i put on over 100 pounds and lost so much confidence in myself. so….as of tomorrow my son will be 16 months old and i have yet to lose the weight and my body stretchmarks are still healing. though im sure it has effected him as well, my husband is so supportive and it has definately helped me stay up!! you know whats funny…i am happier and more confident now then i was before i got pregnant with my son. life couldnt be better!! =) so i just want to say thank you so much for creating this site to help other women like myself not feel so bad about the changing made to our bodies during pregnancy. thank you!!!