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Finally, Confidence! (Autumn)

~Age: 22
~Number of pregnancies and births: 1
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: He’s 4, will be 5 years on September 22nd

I’ve posted here numerous times, my previous entries:

Stretch Marked Legs
Happy With My Body
Breasts, Acceptance

This update is to show how my body has changed, yet again. I was married to my son’s father, not really a happy marriage and the depression that came with it caused me to gain weight unrelated to my son. This weight gain and weight loss (I am now divorcing his father and have lost 25 lbs.) caused my breasts to sag a little more, but my stretch marks have faded an amazing amount.

I have started seeing someone new. Yesterday, we were all together when my son called me by my first name. My boyfriend looks at me and says, “He calls you Autumn and you don’t mind?” I said to him, “It doesn’t bother me, I know I’m his mother. I have the scars to prove it!”

He replied, “And they’re good scars, too, baby.”

I have to say, I completely agree with him. I can finally say that I don’t think there’s a darn thing wrong with me. I have never felt more attractive and I’ve never been more confident in myself. I’ll take feeling like this over my perfect teenage body any day of the week!

in Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

8 comments… add one

  • Shannon Thursday, August 19, 2010, 9:50 am

    You look beautiful! I am jealous…I hope I can be as confident as you some day :)

  • Annemarie Friday, August 20, 2010, 1:28 am

    I have looked at all your posts your stretch marks have faded so much you must be so pleased :) did you put anything on them? you look great well done, and well done on your new man x

  • Amy Friday, August 20, 2010, 4:00 am

    Thankyou soooooo much for posting, am so happy for you, you are inspiring and you look great!

  • Jessica Friday, August 20, 2010, 5:41 am

    you look great… and it’s so awesome u found such an amazing guy to treat you so well… i don’t think women in this world would have nearly as amny self condfidence problems if more men were like that…

  • Sarah P. Friday, August 20, 2010, 8:39 pm

    You look fantastic and sexy! You have an amazing guy! Congrats!!! :D

  • Autumn Sunday, August 22, 2010, 8:23 am

    Thank you everyone! I really appreciate it!

    @Annemarie: No, I’ve never used anything on my stretch marks. I did use cocoa butter and vitamin E when I was pregnant, but it obviously didn’t help preventing them =P
    After my son was born, though, I just let them do their own thing. This was natural progression.

  • Carolyn Friday, September 3, 2010, 12:42 pm

    Darn right!

  • Amanda Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 11:26 am

    Hi Autumn, I never thought I would see anyone else with stretch marks on their calves like me. They are all faded to white and I have been doing everything to attempt to get rid of them, I think I stress too much about it. Are the marks on your legs smaller after losing weight, or just faded now? thanks,

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