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Anonymous

January 22, 2007

I am a 29 year old mother of 4 beautiful girls (14 months, 3, 8 and 9). I want to teach my girls when they are older that real women don’t look like the ads in magazines, and that they should be proud of the body Nature gave them and be proud that they are able to give life. I never had big breasts but I was a decent perky B cup before I had my first baby. I had what I considered nice breasts. I have nursed 3 out of 4 of my babies, one for almost 19 months so my breasts have taken quite the beating. I am now a 34 A with big dark nipples (my nipples used to be pink and small but after I had my second baby they never went back to their old appearance). This was/is very depressing to me. I feel less “womanly” because of my flat old looking chest. I tend to cover up even with my husband. But your site has helped me so much that I have decided to share my pictures and story in hopes that it will help someone else as well just as the other stories did for me.

I had a hard time accepting my body after I had my last baby even though my husband would tell me often how great I looked and that my breasts were perfect the way they were. I became very depressed. I know I am lucky because I do not have any stretchmarks on my stomach…only on my upper thighs and my breasts (went up to a C cup while nursing resulting in stretchmarks around my nipples). But my once perky and round breasts are now just a distant memory.

Recently, I had my nipples pierced to celebrate the new chapter in my life since we are now done with babies and breastfeeding. I wanted to do something for ME only to make ME feel better about MY body. This certainly did…I am a little more confident when I am topless now. I think “the girls” are a lot prettier now and it makes me feel better about what I have.

I have never gained a lot of weight while pregnant and was lucky to lose my baby weight quickly although I am still about 8 pounds heavier than I was pre-babies, I now have cellulite on my thighs and my navel got all stretched out so it’s a little crooked now. But that’s ok. Your site has shown me that mothers are beautiful and “normal” even though I don’t like to use that word. What we see in Hollywood and in the magazines is not reality…we are real and we should be proud of that! I gave life to 4 bright and beautiful little girls who will someday go through motherhood as well (hopefully!) and I hope that they will be as empowered about it as I am now thanks to your site.

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11 Responses to “Anonymous”

  1. Martina Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 4:51 am

    I never quite believed it when commenters would say that they had found their body twin on this site.

    But now I’ve found mine. Except for the nipple piercings, we are talking a 1 to 1 match!

    A believer from now on…

  2. eBirdie Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 10:36 am

    My nipples changed as well after breastfeeding. But yours are beautiful! Still very smooth and even.

  3. Tim Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 10:50 am

    I would like to say thank you for giving life and your body is perfect. As a man we tend to look upon magazines as to what a woman should look like but I would like to say that you are what women should look up to.You are as brave,beautiful and perfect a woman.So Don’t change a thing

  4. Momma Mo Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    I was thinking about boobs just today while I nursed my 20 month old, and how the droopiness seems so much more anatomically correct for nursing. After all, how would I hold him if they were pointing upwards?

  5. RockStarMom Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    I never would have guessed you’ve had four children- your stomach looks so great.
    I just love the nipple piercings- what a great tribute to yourself!

  6. I-dra Says:
    January 26th, 2007 at 12:33 am

    i developed stretch marks on my thighs, too. i had never even considered it a possibility until one day, there they were, never to leave. i also had the exact piercings you now have (i removed them years ago after 3 years of weepy, unhappy nipples) & i think yours look just beautiful!

  7. MarieJo Says:
    January 29th, 2007 at 8:20 am

    You’re gorgeous hon’ !! I know it was a big deal for you to put your post on the site and I proud that you did… And see, you have a body twin ! Isn’t that great! And for knowing your four extremely beautiful girls, I know for a fact that your body endured all those things for a really really good reason. You did not miss your shot ! Love, mj

  8. Misty Says:
    January 31st, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story, I never had considered that I would get stretch marks on my thighs either, but I did. I kinda like them though, they are all silvery and delicate.

    Love the nipple rings, I had one pierced before baby, maybe now I will have it done when I am all done with breastfeeding.

  9. Anonymous Says:
    December 4th, 2007 at 10:32 am

    Did the nipple piercings hurt?

  10. Viki Says:
    August 11th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Oh, please start teaching your girls now about being happy with their appearance. It’s amazing how young self consciousness starts in today’s society – my (THIN!!) 10-year-old sister has been concerned for almost a year now about her weight. I can’t seem to figure out what to tell her.

  11. Monica Says:
    December 27th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Your boobies are great and sexy! Nothing wrong with them! There are many shapes of boobies and different shapes of boobies can be beautiful. Its like when we see a panther and a lion, they are both different but they can both be beautiful in their own way… know what i mean? Your boobies do not have to fit the Hollywood standard (or what Hollywood makes as a standard) to be sexy and beautiful!

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