Hi I submitted photos about 3 weeks after my daughter was first born back in May and now i am posting a follow up of the gradual changes and healing that has taken place over the past 6 months. I never mentioned in my first post how devasted i was when i first found out i was pregnant. I had Just come Home from overseas and my partner was not willing to follow me as he had studies and other things that were more important at the time of my pregnancy, so you know i spent my whole pregnancy alone without him. I made it though and with each day i enjoyed all the special moments of my pregnancy and tried to make the most of it even though i never had a partner to share it with. The day finally came and he was still nowhere in sight-being 60,000 kilometres away in Canada, and me all the waayyyy down under in Australia. I got induced after being 2 weeks overdue and then had a C- section because i wasn’t progressing through my labour (I put it all down to having a stubborn Taurean who wasnt ready to move!) hah well maybe it was just my body not letting go of the pregnancy! Anyway so i guess on the physical side of things, i never had stretch marks until about 39 weeks and they were very small. but by the 41st week and 6 days they had all just appeared on the front, i was pretty pissed to say the least. I Gained like 50 pounds-although i worked for a part of my pregnancy and i tried eating as healthily but i guess the lonliness caused some excess of chocolate. Hehe but on the bright side of things i got the most Amazing gift my life has ever given me- like all my christmases came at once the day she was in my arms. And since I have been well *single*- but I am Happy with that, aswell as the way i look even though my hair has fallen out everywhere and is thin and spikey (the new growth!) those few extra pounds that are slowly shifting and i run my fingers across my beautiful stretch marks and remember in my minds eye the growth that once took place inside me and i realise that my life is only going to get better with each day that we spend together in our Beautiful Mother Daughter relationship. Sorry if the pics are a bit revealing but hey we are all human and like you know its there… hehe, Thanks for reading and i will update some day, one day when i reach my goal weight and have toned up just to show that it can be done! haha yeah right! Love to you and all your beautiful children. And BODIES!