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..