Previous submission here.
My age: 31
Number of Pregnancies: 2
Children: 21 months and 1 month
4 weeks post partum
I was surprised to find myself covered in stretch marks at the end of my eighth month of pregnancy. My previous submission shows an almost blemish free belly. Yet I am not upset about them, just as I am not upset about any of the scars on my body, they have all come with a story. If anything these are the scars I am most proud of, because they were the hardest to earn. What does upset me is the weight gain and the mommy apron. I know I am responsible for both of these things and in a way that is what makes them even more upsetting. How did I allow my body to get this out of hand?
I read posts from other moms who are in better shape post pregnancy than they were pre pregnancy, sometimes with in a few short months and I think, ” How can I be such a failure?”
I am proud of my two healthy boys and would not give them up for anything, but being a Mommy has definitely taken it’s toll.
I am hoping this post will help me to find the strength to get through the weight loss, and trials of mommyhood that lie ahead.
First four photos: 4 weeks post partum
Last two photos: 38 weeks and 6 days pregnant, day of scheduled c-section