I have been going to this site for quit a long time, even before I got pregnant. My husband and I got married in Aug. 26/06. We knew we wanted to start a family soon so I began to prepare for the changes and experience of pregnany mind and body. I was 24 when we decided to to start trying and I knew from the experiences of other mothers I spoke to that your body will NEVER be the same after kids. So, I enjoyed my full perky breasts and tight small stomach and kinda said a peaceful goodbye and prepared myself for the life changing experience ahead. I kinda had an idea of what my body might look like after from what my mom looks like now after 3 kids and 3 c-sections. She is small and thin but underneath her clothes she has a lot of extra skin and tons of streatch marks. Even knowing this is what I could look like I was willing to give it all up for a beauitful healthy child. My pregnancy was quite unevenful. I was huge cause of toximia and my bach and knees hurt sooo much in the end I could barley get around!! At each Dr.’s visits I was always measuring 2 weeks bigger which worried me cause in the end I was HUGE! I started at 125lbs and 5’7″ and stopped at about 185 at 42 weeks. I was over my due dat and measured 44cm!!! I am a average height person but tiny frame so my belly was so big people could not beleive it!!! The Dr.’s tried to induce me for two days but nothing worked, they knew this was a large baby so they didnt push too hard to induce labor. So, one c-section later ( I never once cared that I was going in for a c-section cause I knew my mom would not go into labor either and there was a chance I would be the same way.) my husband and I were handed a beauitful 10lb 3oz baby girl w/ a full head of hair on Aug. 21/07!! I never got one streatch mark, I was very lucky considering my size and the fact that my mom was covered w/ them after he first child. I lost 45lb of the 60lbs 11 days after, I had retained sooo much water my hands were as big as my husbands and he is 6’4″!!! I am 7 months pp and still have 7 lbs to get down to 120lbs which is what I was at our wedding. I only recently started exercising again, something I couldnt do through out the last part of my pregnancy cause I was sooo big. I have really noticed with my body slowly getting back its shape was time. It took time for the extra skin to tighten up and my stomach muscels to come back together again and the last few pounds to come off. No amount of exercise or diet could have helped my extra skin come back together, just time and having really forgiving skin!! My breasts are a whole other story. They will NEVER be the same again, ever!!! That is 100% ok with me!! I will take my 10lb baby girl in exchange for droopy, deflated boobs anyday!!! The first pic. is me at about 13 weeks. Second pic. is the last one of my belly shots I too at about 37 weeks even though I did not give birth until 41.5 weeks. The third ids Brooklyn Jade Welch at birt and the last is her around 6 months.