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It’s nice to not be ashamed of my body (Anonymous)

I have had three children, and each time, my body has changed. Most of my stretch marks came with my first and as I had my other two children, I noticed my belly getting saggier and resembling something like a bowlful of jelly. My breasts have gone from DD to F and back again three times, and definitely show the wear and tear of breastfeeding three children.

I am now a single mother, and have found myself wondering who in their right mind would find me attractive? I have gained much weight and my belly sags so much that it overlays the top of my pubic hair. I suppose I have to hope that someone will see me the way other mothers view the female form. I am not the most stunning person in the room, but my body has served its intended purpose. I have nourished, grown, and borne three healthy, amazing children and maybe some day a man will see my body for the life it has given and not for the flaws it has- and even perhaps, he will love me in spite or because of it.

I think your site is amazing and I wish that everyone would see that my scars, stretchmarks, and saggy skin are simply products of the long journey my body has endured.

in Belly, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

5 comments… add one

  • Nikki Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 10:39 am

    Your words are so beautiful and so true. Job well done momma.

  • Kris Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 11:39 am

    AMEN! I think I love you!

  • MilkMama Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 2:45 pm

    You look beautiful and those jammies are so cute!!! :D I love what you have written. And you will find that man!

  • Bridget Friday, November 14, 2008, 3:07 pm

    You’re a really good writer. I love your outlook on life. It’s inspiring.

  • Vegmomma Friday, November 14, 2008, 6:22 pm

    It’s so refreshing to hear from someone who feels this way. It’s true–you have brought life to this world and that is something only we as women can do. A partner who does not see you for who you are and what you’ve done does not deserve you.

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