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Growth (Anonymous)

December 14, 2011

Previous post here.

Age: 32
Number of pregnancies and births: Three pregnancies. Two births.
Number of Children: Two children. Ages 4.5 and 1.5
All photos have been taken 16 months after the birth of my second child.

I feel compelled to post here again because of how the site has grown.
Because of how I have evolved.
Because of how we-as women, as peers, as supporters of one another-have strengthened in mind and numbers.

My home is full of noise and I am full of pride.
My two beautiful children continue to teach me:

To slow down.
To listen.
To breathe.

I continue to tell myself to accept myself.
And I am. I am trying.

This thanksgiving may we all give thanks for the network we have created.
That we are creating.

Be kind to one another.
Fight for one another.
Love one another.

Love our children.
Love our children.
Love our children.

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7 Responses to “Growth (Anonymous)”

  1. mystory Says:
    December 14th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I like your post. You didn’t give a sob story of how much you hate your body, you just said that you are accepting it and I think that’s awesome because instead of listing all of the negative things about yourself you write that you’re accepting it. Way to go! I like that you mentioned the strength of women but I love that instead of saying what children did to your body you wrote what they do for our hearts. And as far as your body goes, you look great! You are shaped like a human being, not like an underweight twig that some wish they could look like. You look healthy and fit and proportionate! You look awesome:]

  2. Nicole Says:
    December 15th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    your hotter then any porn star out there and i mean that in the most positive way possible. you dont look like you ever had a child. lucky you im jealous

  3. Brit Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 3:20 am

    I could not be MORE jealous of your breasts! I would PAY for those! I honestly think you look incredible and would trade bodies with you in a heart beat. Your post was touching and I can really relate to your poetic words. Keep up the good work, mamma!

  4. Marz Says:
    December 26th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    @mystory I agree with what you say about the author being strong and accepting of herself. But when you commend her for not giving a “sob story” you’re kind of diminishing the community here by being derogatory towards those who are trying to share their bodily misgivings.
    Some women struggle daily with accepting themselves. Please do not downplay their struggles by referring to them as “sob stories.”

  5. claudia Says:
    December 27th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I don’t see a ‘flaw ‘ on you!

  6. Maciel Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Hello!! you look great!! Congrats!! I want to do a post of my own, but I just can’t figure out how, could anyone helpme please. Thx Maciel

  7. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Maciel – http://theshapeofamother.com/participate/

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