I am 27 years old, and recently gave birth to my fifth child 3 months ago. With each pregnancy I have gained between 50 and 60 lbs and have managed to lose the weight every time. Usually this takes me about 9 months, but with this past pregnancy i worked out during and after birth and only have about 15 more lbs to go. I know many people will look at my pictures and think, what does she have to complain about?, but before i had children I really took pride in the way my body looked, and I have a lot of self esteem issues over each little stretch mark, scar, and extra skin. I have been breastfed all five children, and because those times overlapped i have ended up breastfeeding for 8 straight years, so my breasts are nowhere near as perky as they used to be. But as I look at all my kiddos, I can say with confidence that they are worth it. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. I am working hard at trying to accept my body the way it is, and trying to look at my scars as signs of what i have accomplished, instead of flaws. I just wish it wasnt so hard.