I love this site! I think it’s awesome that women can share and see pictures of how differently our bodies react to doing the same thing, bringing forth life! I wanted to share my favorite pregnancy picture, my husband took it in our home. I’m 37 weeks along w/ my 2nd baby. There is no re-touching, that defeats the purpose of this site. I think that since this site is meant to show real women, that those of us who don’t get stretch marks on our stomachs (mine are on my breasts & thighs) can show we are still just as real. Our pregnancies are no less valid, just because we don’t have very visible markings of our efforts on our bellies to show for it forever. I spent both my pregnancies with people commenting on how small I was, or how I didn’t look pregnant with no marks, acting as if I wasn’t doing the same thing all mothers do. Hopefully my submission will help any of the mothers who were like me know that they are not alone. Don’t let anybody minimize what you’ve done, just because it’s not written all over you.
The 2nd picture is my stomach 10 mons after my 1st baby was born, while I was one month pregnant w/ #2.
The 3rd picture is a comparrison of what my belly did after havin #2.