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First Pregnancy Fears Shared (Anonymous)

November 29, 2008

I am 16 weeks pregnant and already have had major changes occur physically. My breasts have grown an entire cup size and I was already a 36D to begin with. They are uncomfortably large and I assume will only get bigger. I plan on breastfeeding (God willing) so I can only imagine what these puppies will look like this time next year! I also got horrible stretch marks when I went through puberty so my hopes arent high on not getting them through this. I love this little one with all my heart. I am still a woman, however, and cant help but stress over my appearance. I came across this website and truly feel blessed to have done so. What a WONDERFUL place this is. To be able to unabashdley share our thoughts, feelings, even PICTURES of and about our bodies before and during the awesome miracle of motherhood is so very empowering. Yes, our bodies are beautiful. Yes, they are amazing in EVERY sense of the word. No, I will not be ashamed of the changes in my body but rather, I will embrace this new ‘me’. Im going to be a mommy with one heluva mommy body. Thank you all ladies for your encouragment and bravery. In a few more months you will all be seeing a few candid shots of yours truly…..and the little bundle of joy I call my heart…..Theres no question in my mind, now, that it will be worth it. Thank you again ladies. Im so lucky to have found this site!!

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4 Responses to “First Pregnancy Fears Shared (Anonymous)”

  1. leah Says:
    November 29th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I know you will do wonderful.. I was also a 36 d before I had my girls, and when my milk came in yep I was HUGE…lol I heard every joke about people being surprized that I didnt fall over aka barbie syndrome.. at one point I was stealing my mom’s very volumpous bras to wear..(the point never- and I mean never buy your nursing bras too early) at one point I was wearing a a 36 e.
    But after I weaned both babies, my *ahem* girls went right back to my comfy 36 ds.. nothing different about them at all… so dont worry… u may look like your sporting a couple of rockets for a few months after, you will be rocking your usually self a few months after..
    :)

  2. MilkMama Says:
    November 30th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I’m glad you found this site, too! I can definitely sympathize with the stretchmarks from puberty thing! I smeared cocoa-butter cream on every day and evening of my pregnancy, I’m not sure if it helped, but I only got a few stretchmarks on top of the preexisting ones. And you don’t know what will happen with your breasts. I was an A cup before pregnancy, a full B during my pregnancy and for a few months afterward and now I’m back to a small A cup again and I’m still breastfeeding. You just never know there.
    I think you’re on the right track, knowing that your body will go through changes. That’s a fact. But no matter what, you will always be a beautiful woman, inside and out. Remember that. ;) And congratulations to you!!!

  3. Tara Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    This website is definately a big help during pregnancy. If it helps any, I have a ton of stretchmarks from puberty too, but didnt get any with my first pregnancy. I’m 17 weeks pregnant now so I’ll be watching along again with you! good luck

  4. Jen Says:
    December 10th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    hey, what’s your due date? cause I’m 17 weeks now with my first so we’re pretty close! I’m due May 15th. we find out in two weeks what we’re having. I have always been small (105 lbs, 5’2”) but I am so hungry all the time that its hard to keep any control over my eating. I am still in my skinniest jeans but my tummy is starting to get big and I’m nervous what will happen to my body but excited too. I have struggled with depression and body issues for more than a decade though, so I hope I do okay and keep a positive attitude. I am very encouraged by some of the pictures and stories on here. thank you everyone for sharing!

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