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I had six children during my 20s. I was pregnant and/or breastfeeding for over 12 years. It’s amazing to have my body back, even if it’s not the body it used to be. I have lumps, bumps, curves, dimples and stretchmarks. Parts of me sag, droop, bounce and sway. I try really hard to see my body as ‘different to’ rather than worse than it once was.

I had 5 natural deliveries, 1 caesarian and 1 late miscarriage. My children self-weaned between 1.5 and 3 years of age. At times I felt like I hadn’t slept for years… Now that the youngest is four, life is hectic in another way.


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  • ashley Friday, January 11, 2008, 11:14 am

    Congrats on having 6 wonderful children. You don’t look like you had that many. You look wonderful mama. Enjoy them while they are young :)

  • nikki Friday, January 11, 2008, 1:55 pm

    Wow I think u actually look good, and you might think this a little wierd but I like the freckles and moles on your body. I’ve always thought that that was pretty on women especially on their stomachs.
    silly I kno but it be those little things that can make a person attractive to others.

  • Sarah Friday, January 11, 2008, 11:38 pm

    You should have said you had seven children. I’m so sorry for your loss and so happy for your blessings! So many blessings! Wow! You are my hero!

  • margarita Sunday, January 13, 2008, 7:39 pm

    i think that for having 6 kids and breastfeeding for 12 years you look unbelievably GREAT!!

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