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Jen

August 12, 2006

I got pregnant when I was 17. I was a cheerleader and was working out atleast 15 hours a week. I never liked my body, I always thought I was fat. I MISS that body and wish I could go back an accept it.

This was me just before I got pregnant.

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I figured I would bounce back and boy was I wrong. I weighed 175lbs when I gave birth and weighed the same a year later. Despite exercise and diet. In the past 10 months I have come down to 145lbs-147lbs. I teeter in that area. I have a horrible body image but this website has helped alot !

My stretch marks will always be with me and I have not gotten to a point where I feel showing my stomach to anyone.

Someday I hope I can proudly walk around in a bikini and not be embarrassed of my “baby lines”

5 Weeks pregnant

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19 Weeks

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30 weeks

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40 weeks

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Almost 23 months after giving birth to a healthy, happy daughter

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my stretch marks

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Thanks for this great website !

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5 Responses to “Jen”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    August 12th, 2006 at 10:28 am

    I have to say, you look great!!! You even looked small when you were pregnant. I think your 30 week pic is what I looked like at 20 weeks! I know we are hardest on ourselves but, keep your chin up, you look great!

  2. autumn Says:
    August 12th, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    i think you look aboslutely beautiful!

  3. She Says:
    August 12th, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    OMG! we have the same stomach. I got pregnant at 21, so I can totally relate about missing my old body. I’ve always had large thighs due to gymnastics but now to add stretch marks to them is kinda hard to swallow.

  4. lori Says:
    August 14th, 2006 at 7:29 am

    I can relate to wanting the body I used to have (although it’s never been a cheerleading body). At some point I made the connection that if I don’t love and care for the body I have now, I will always want the body I used to have. That’s a hard place to be all the time. You are beautiful, then and now!

  5. Maelynne'sMOm Says:
    August 25th, 2006 at 2:40 am

    I dealt with the same thing wanting my old body. Believe it or not, I was picked on for being too skinny!!So I always felt self conscious. Then when I was pregnant I gained alot of wait, I used to feel like I went from too skinny to too fat never a happy medium, but seeing pics like yours where I think you look great makes me think maybe I look great too and am just being too hard on myself like I think you are to yourself. So here’s too us and someday soon being able to show off our tummies as they are and not how they were.

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