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…Extra skin (Anonymous)

October 7, 2008

Sexy Extra Skin

Here is my belly 9 months after the birth of my 2nd daughter (born 17 months after my first.) I am 28 years old. I gained 50 lbs with my first daughter (born 8 lbs 13 oz), and with her I measured full term at 25 weeks. My 2nd daughter was born 7 lbs 4 oz. Since her birth 9 months ago, I have lost 40 lbs, and am now smaller than I have ever been in my adult life. I also feel more healthy, and surprisingly more sexy and confident than ever before. I am proud of my belly. I am proud of what my body has done for me. I know my belly does not look “normal”, and no amount of diet or exercise will make it look so, but I am not ashamed of my belly, my stretch marks, or (as my husband says) my sexy extra skin! I am a mommy, and I am beautiful.

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12 Responses to “…Extra skin (Anonymous)”

  1. iraiosc Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Mummy!! You look so so thin, and of course we know we have this marks for our best job in our lifes: giving live to babys!!

    Take care of yourself because our kids need us!!
    PD i have more or less same look than you… but with navel outside (hernia!)… and only one baby…
    sorry my mistakes, i’m spanish!

  2. MilkMama Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Wow! You are beautiful. I love that last photo with the sunlight gorgeous!

    I feel the same way after my daughter. I have never been more confident or proud of the changes in my body!

    You’re so tiny, too! Wow! :D

  3. lucy Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome attitude! You look gorgeous. Thanks so much for posting and for your healthy positivite perspective on your mama body!

  4. song Says:
    October 8th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I look just like you and I am 10 months post partum with 2 kids 18mths apart…its good to see i am not alone!

  5. L Says:
    October 8th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    amazing!! this is what my belly looks like after 2 kids. It took me a very long time to deal with it especially because before i had the perfect body and was actually a swimsuit and lingerie model. Now there is no way id be caught dead in a swimsuit even in my own private backyard, im hoping one day i can be proud of it.

  6. a Says:
    October 9th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    I’ve been reading through this site for a few months now, but have never commented. I’m a single female – no kids, and not even a potential partner in site!

    However, I must say…you ladies look amazing. Incredible. And most women – moms or not – would happily trade!

    And I can never get over how amazing it is that a *human being* lived there for 9 months! For all those ladies who write that they dread looking into the mirror each day: a *new human life* LIVED in there for 9 months! Do you realize how incredibly amazing that is?! I’m absolutely awe-struck.

  7. aHipMama Says:
    October 9th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    we look like twins, belly-button, general shape and all!! i have 4 kids, but my stretch marks and extra skin looked the same as yours after my second as well. i think it was because i gained so much weight with my first, went from 103 to 165 and got most of my stretchmarks then and have added a bit more with each pregnancy, even though i gained much less for the rest of them. so glad to see you on here and so great to hear your perspective. thanks!

  8. 22 with twins Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Your tummy looks just like mine!!! Except my stretch marks are still dark. I’m soo glad that I saw your posting. You can read my posting too, I just sent it in today. It’s titled 22 with twins. We have matching belly buttons :)

  9. Amber Says:
    October 22nd, 2008 at 11:38 am

    My mom’s stomach looks similar to that. Nothing horrible about it

  10. MamaOfFirstSon Says:
    November 5th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    i hope my belly looks like yours!!! i love your tiny hip bones!!!! i am 2 mos. pp and i found this site and it makes me feel better.

    you are right. i am a mommy and i am beautiful.

    how did you lose the weight? i gained 60 lbs. of fluid w/my son. i am 5′ 6″ and cannot lose the last of my 25 lbs. my milk dried up and that depressed me because my weight was melting off, of course. now, it’s not. but, i must admit, that i am noticing that each day, it seems to looks better…the extra skin and stretch marks.

    so, please, how did you do it?!! you really do look gorgeous!! i only hope to have your hips and waist and belly one day!!

  11. Rhyanna Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I just had my second son 6 weeks ago and I’m SO hoping my stomach will look like yours in a few months!
    I have HORRIBLE stretch marks and when I stand there’s a pooch, but when I sit, ugg, it overhangs and I can grab it! My belly is wrinkled, saggy and depressing. All I want is to be able to wear the tighter shirts I did, like i’m sure you can!

    How did you do it?? I just started working out at night.
    Did you have the ‘apron’ before??

  12. rylee Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    hi. i just found this site and i have to say it really helped. im 17 and just had my son a month ago but i have fat and extra skin that i never had before. i gained almost 60 pounds during my pregnancy and my son was born 8 pound 10 oz. i have been feelin horrible about my body because i know it will never be the same and i wont ever be able to wear a bikini again but reading what you put helped me realize that i brought a life into this world and if thats the result of my precious little boy i should feel gross.


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