Hello, I want to THANK YOU for your blog, I actually stumbled across it when I was researching what the heck these bumps on my nipples were! I seriously thought I was the only one that had this tummy! Although I have yet to see a tummy as bad as mine (I still have a few months of posts to read through). I am the proud mother of 3. Before my first I was a tiny 100 pound teen. Baby #1 was born when I was 17 and weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces Baby #2 was born when I was 19 and weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces Baby #3 was born when I was 21 and weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces While I was pregnant with Baby One I noticed a bump next to my belly button and was told it was a umbilical hernia. I still have it and it doesn’t hurt me, it’s just ugly. My belly button never went back in but it’s all hidden by the large amount of extra skin I have. After my third was born I consulted my doctor about my tummy and was told that my stomach muscles tore in half and were on repairable with surgery (abdominoplasty/tummy tuck). I hope to someday have that fixed but that also means no more babies so I am waiting until we decide what we want to do for our family. I get very depressed about my body and cry often when I see myself in the mirror, I can’t even change in front of my husband because I don’t want him to see…. I would never change a thing because being a mother to these beautiful children is more important. Thanks for taking the time to read my story, your site is helping me heal and I hope I can get over this and someday be more comfortable in front of my husband. Photo one show how the extra skin lays when I am laying down. Photo two shows my “belly button” and the hernia above it. Photo three is a front on view of my tummy when I am standing.