I’ve been wanting to include myself in this for a while now. I’ve been reading this site, and looking at everyone’s pictures, for quite some time now. It’s shown me that even though I’m a mother of three, and a plus-sized woman at that, I have nothing to be ashamed of. And that I am beautiful, too, as I am.
I went to term (38 weeks 4 days) with my first child. A daughter who is now 6 years old. My 2nd child was born 6 weeks 1 day early. A son, who is now almost 15 months old. And my 3rd child was born 6 weeks 2 days early. A daughter, who is 3 months and 1 week old.
My first pregnancy was a piece of cake. The second and third took a toll on me. I was in pain a great deal of the time, due to back strain and my hips spreading. I got bigger with my 3rd pregnancy than I did with the previous 2.
And now, my body is done creating life within it. I feel sad about that. It was the only time I felt completely and totally beautiful in my own skin. I miss the pregnant body I had. But I have scars and tiger stripes that will always serve as my reminders.
And I have 3 of the most precious, beautiful children God could have ever blessed me with.
the first picture is of me at 34 weeks pregnant with my first child.
the second is of me at 33 weeks 2 days pregnant with my son.
the third is me at 33 weeks 5 days pregnant with my last child.
and the last child is of me now… 3 months postpardom.