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In Love with Stretch Marks (Jesi)

June 17, 2011

Age: 19
Number of Pregnancies/Births: 2 (1 birth and currently 15 weeks with second)
Age of Children: 9 months; 15 weeks pregnant

I have a loving relationship with my stretch marks… They show that I have created a child and am currently creating another one. Sometimes I do long for that “normal” fit 19 year old body that I should have. But I wouldn’t trade my son or being pregnant again for the world.

With 2 pregnancies so close together (my son was 5 months when I got pregnant), my body is going through a major rollercoaster. I’m also still breastfeeding my 9 month old and I’m so blessed that my body is capable of caring for 2 children simultaneously.

I am 5’6 and the day before I gave birth to my son, I weighed in at 240. I got down to 203 when my son was 4 months old (yay breastfeeding!) but am now up to 215 again as I am 15 weeks along with my second baby.

I sympathize with all of the women out there that struggle with body issues and self-esteem. But always remember, you ARE eternally beautiful to the child that you gave life to. They won’t care how many stretch marks you have or how much you weigh.

Just to show the world how beautiful pregnancy, motherhood and even stretch marks can be, I always flaunt my mommy figure in a 2 piece :). In this photo I am 14+5 weeks pregnant and already have a belly..

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5 Responses to “In Love with Stretch Marks (Jesi)”

  1. Dee Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Love your confidence. Congrats on your 2 little blessings. I hope you have a good second pregnancy. Thanks for posting.

  2. Kayla Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    BEAUTIFUL! You have inspired me to put on my 2 piece! We ALL should. The world should know how beautiful mama’s really are. :)

  3. Jessa Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I love love love that you are still breastfeeding your 9 month old! Are you planning on tandem nursing? You are awesome! And you are beautiful =]

  4. Erica Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Congrats and wonderful to hear you are still nursing! I weighed 220 when I gave birth to my daughter, and lost most of it within 2 years after her birth. I swear the weight melts off with breastfeeding! It’s funny now because I ended up with stretch marks EVERYWHERE. My boobs, thighs, belly, butt. Sometimes when I am outside in shorts I will move a certain way and see a couple show up, and I’m like.. Wow! Didn’t notice you there too. Haha. I’m comfortable with my stretch marks, and to me they are just a symbolism of motherhood.

  5. Katie Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Way to go! I’m not confident, but I can fake it. And like you, I wear that two piece and show the world The body I worked hard for.


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