~Your Age: 22
~Number of pregnancies and births: 2
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 3 weeks pp
I am a 22 year old mother of 2 girls. The oldest is turning 2 in June and the younger is 3 weeks old. My body changed a lot with both pregnancies. The first time around I only got stretch marks on my hips and avoided them entirely on my belly. I began at 125 lbs and gained 36 lb. She was born at 40w1d. It took me 13 months to get down to 132 at which point I got pregnant with my second daughter. I gained 37 lbs with her and got more stretch marks. At 11 days pp (last time I weighed myself) I weighed 150 so lost about 14 lbs so far. I’m not overly worried about losing the weight. I hope to lose more by breastfeeding and eliminating junk food and just taking the kids out for walks. I had a hard time accepting my body after my first daughter but over time I have learned to love it for what it did. If I had to choose to have my kids or my old body back, I would choose my kids. I know my husband loves me and says he finds my body more attractive than before because of the fact that he watched it transform to bring life into the world. I won’t be wearing a bikini anytime soon but in no way am I ashamed of my body. I have many reasons to be happy, 2 of which are my sweet little miracles! The first picture is me at 9 weeks pregnant before I starting showing with my second daughter to see what I looked like after my first pregnancy. The second picture is me at 40 weeks pregnant with my second. The rest are of my belly at 2 weeks pp.