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Has it been 4 years already? (Amanda)

Age: 21
Number of pregnancies and births: 2 pregnancies, 1 miscarriage, 1 birth
Child’s Age: 4 years

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already. My body has done some amazing things! When I got pregnant, I was only 17. Like most 17 year olds, I had a nice cute little perfect body. (Of course I didn’t think so at the time…). I weighed around 140, and got up to about 180 during my pregnancy.

Afterwards, I developed severe post-partum depression. I didn’t eat, barely slept, and since I was breastfeeding I lost weight ridiculously fast. In 2 weeks I dropped down to 130, well below my pre-pregnancy weight.

Once I went on meds, my mood (and my weight) stabilized at a much more healthy level. And since then, it has been a few years. My weight has crept up slowly, and I’m back up at 180.

Anyway, here are some pictures of me. I have one of those awesome botticelli bodies, at least I think so. Of course, there are those few areas that bug me. For some reason, my stretch marks have never faded. And I have that not-so-attractive shelf because of my cesarean scar. But, in general, I think I’m pretty cute! Even without the flat stomach and perky boobs. My body says I’m good at bearing children, which I’m assuming is attractive to men. At least, I haven’t had very many people turn me down!

in Belly, Breasts, Child Loss, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Teen Mom

7 comments… add one

  • Vega Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 9:37 am

    I agree–totally awesome! You seriously have the body my husband looks for when he searches for online porn, haha! He doesn’t know how to erase the history! Anyway, I so love a round, robust, confidently gorgeous woman like you who loves her whole self and doesn’t pick apart every little detail. Have you ever noticed how confidence is contagious (as is hyper self-criticism). Let’s surround ourselves with women who LOVE their bodies, ladies! And do your less-confident friends a favor and love yourself, don’t tear yourself down, don’t contribute to self-loathing pity parties. Be the first on the beach to shed your clothes and do it with a laugh and a smile.

    Thank you for sharing Amanda, you’ve made my morning!

  • Sara Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 9:49 am

    You DEFINITELY have the body of a strong, child-bearing goddess! Simply beautiful.

  • amber Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 10:33 am

    What do you mean you don’t have perky boobs???? Those “girls” look pretty perky to me!
    You have an awesome attitude also :)

  • gail Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 6:11 am

    I absolutely LOVE your post! You rock Amanda!

  • Amanda Monday, March 14, 2011, 2:23 pm

    I love your confidence! You are a gorgeously sexy woman. Embrace your curves because they are hot. You are amazing. I’m so glad you love yourself. =]

  • wren Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 2:32 pm

    your confidence is awesome and inspiring.. which I need very much right now! thank you so much.

  • Amanda Friday, April 20, 2012, 11:22 pm

    I just looked at this, after posting a little more than a year ago. The only reason was because I wanted to remember what I looked like at my “hot weight”, since I’ve gained about 20 pounds in the last year!

    Dude, I was smoking. I’m still pretty cute, actually. But I WANT TO LOOK LIKE THIS AGAIN!

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