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Brandi

July 19, 2006

When I was linked to this site, I thought what an amazing site, these women are brave. I felt the need to share this site with my Mommy friends and immediately passed the link around.
I told them that there was no way I could ever post my belly, and if I did it wouldn’t have my face or name attached. Which is kind of funny because I have my very graphic birth pictures posted on a friends website( http://www.abirthtoremember.com/pages/unassistedhbac.php ). The thought of showing my belly somehow seemed too personal.Although,the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to share mine. After all my belly was the home of my 3 children for 9 months each. So here’s my name, belly and my face.

My name is Brandi and I am a 26 year old Mommy to 3 beautiful children. My children are all 20 months apart, ages 3.5,2 and 5 months old. My first pregnancy I gained 65lbs, I lost 50+ of it. Pregnancy #2 I gained 50lbs. I got back down to pre-baby 2 weight. Pregnancy number 3 I refused to step on the scale, but I am guessing I gained about 30-40lbs. I am currently back down to my pregnancy weight, but my body is just not what it use to be. I am working on it though.

Pregnancy #2
Son #1 painting my belly.
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in between babies 2&3
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Pregnancy 3
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Taken today @ 5 months postpartum.
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My 2 yr old saw me with my belly showing and came over to play the drums on it.

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16 Responses to “Brandi”

  1. TANYETTA Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 5:01 pm

    You look beautiful. I love the part of your son playing ‘drums’ on your belly. How awesome is that!!! Thank you for sharing.

  2. CeCe Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    So cute with the little one painting the belly!

  3. Anonymous Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    You are so beautiful Brandi!You are such a strong woman and wonderful mama!Love,Heather :)

  4. Manic Mom Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    Brandi you have a GREAT belly, pre and even more so… POST! I love that you say it was home to your three children! THanks for sharing.

  5. Anonymous Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    I love the picture of your son painting your belly and “playing the drums”! How adorable! And I think both your pregnant and post-pregnant body shapes are beautiful! I am glad you decided to share your photos on the site, thank you!

  6. Special Red Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    I love that painting the belly pic, that is the CUTEST thing I’ve ever seen! And the drumming picture! That lil one loves Mommy’s belly! You look beautiful, especially in the photos with your children. You can see that you completely enjoy them!

  7. Katia Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 7:23 pm

    Just wanted to say that you have beautiful hands. They really stuck out to me in that last “drumming” picture.

  8. Chasity Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    I love them all, but especially the last one. You look great! WTG Momma!

  9. Anonymous Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 8:40 pm

    My son LOVES to use my belly as a drum, too!

  10. Kelly Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    Brandi you look awesome, and so happy. I love the painting your belly pic, it’s so cute. I hope I look that good after 3 kids!!! WTG Mama!!

  11. Beth Says:
    July 20th, 2006 at 1:21 am

    I love the picture of your son playing on your belly! SO cute!

  12. Anonymous Says:
    July 20th, 2006 at 5:30 am

    guess I’ll have to post mine now too! Brandi, you are an amazing woman and the love you have for your children both inside and outside the womb is enough to fill their lifetimes and then some! You should be proud of your “house” it did good :-D !~Bronwyn

  13. Anonymous Says:
    July 20th, 2006 at 5:41 am

    Just wanted to say that I read your birth story and you ARE SO AWESOME! I want to have an unassisted birth so bad, but most likely never will. What a lucky and beautiful girl you are!

  14. Danielle Says:
    July 20th, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    Brandi… You know that you are one of my role models and have been for the longest time… And now we haev grown to be close friends and AMAZING moms (although u know who the best is… I wont point.. lol) But Honestly i can say you are one of the best moms i know and ive never meet anyone who could enjoy being a mother more than you. well i am rambling on.. i will get to my point you are a beautiful mom and have 3 beautiful and very smart children and lets see U ARE ONE HOTT MAMMA! LOL! Keep up the good work i will be right beside ya MOOOING! lol

  15. Tonya Hope Says:
    July 20th, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    For some reason your words and beautiful kids brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this.

  16. Sash Says:
    July 20th, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    you have an amazing story, thanks so much for sharing it. and that last picture is so sweet! reminds me of my son :)

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