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Danielle

July 19, 2006

Your site is truly inspiring & liberating! This is the first time someone(besides my husband) has seen my belly since giving birth to my second son. I’m a small framed person gained 35 lbs with both pregnancies. With my first I lost all weight within a couple of weeks of my vaginal delivery. My second son was breech so I had a emergency c-section on his due date 8/2/04. I am 4 lbs to my pre pregnancy weight loss.

Here is the front view of my stomach. Notice my saggy pouch & belly button.
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Here is the side view. I have about an inch of saggy skin that needs to be “tucked” in my pants.
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Thank you so much for letting us share our beautiful child bearing bodies on your site.

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5 Responses to “Danielle”

  1. Special Red Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    I think your belly is lovely! It reminds me of MY mom’s belly, and how as an innocent child, I didn’t see a pouch and stretch marks, but I saw my mother, and how perfect she was.You’re beautiful. And your children will tell you so ;)

  2. Mommy24 Says:
    July 19th, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing your pictures. I have the saggy extra skin too, and it bothers me to no end. I didn’t realize how common it was, for that to remain even after losing weight.Thank you for making me feel so much less alone.

  3. Beth Says:
    July 20th, 2006 at 1:22 am

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. Tami Says:
    July 20th, 2006 at 6:20 am

    Thanks for sharing your photos. You’re still beautiful!

  5. Anonymous Says:
    July 22nd, 2006 at 2:05 am

    THank you for sharing your pics, looking at your tummy is very much like looking in a mirror, though I have a wee bit more “stuffing” in the skin folds. I hate that no matter how much weight I’ve lost (I’m down to my so-called “ideal” weight, 2 years and 3 months post my last pregnancy), that skin fold never disappears. It’s nice to know I’m not alone. Maybe one day I’ll learn to feel proud of my belly again…

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