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Learning to be Proud of My Body (Rach)

March 9, 2012

age 21
1 pregnancy\1 birth

I am now 21, i have always been over weight i am 5’2 and i am 240, i have always found it hard to love myself but i wear my weight well. (most ppl dont know how much i really weight) when i was 19 i fell in love with a bad person but i fought for our love and was told i could never have children because i was over weight and had ovarian cysts , better luck i guess when we are ready it will happen. soon to my amazement i found out i was 6 weeks pregnant on my 20th birthday, after trying for so long my prayers were answered and i was so happy i cried, my family wanted me to get an abortion because of the father, but i refused. i had a really bad pregnancy, i was always sick and i had really bad circulation, my body swelled so much and my best friend took care of me most of the time (he is a guy), my fiance wasnt ever around, he was with other women. i was in the hospital from 32 weeks til i delivered at 40 weeks to a beautiful 9lb 5oz 22inch baby boy, and my whole world changed, even after the c section i was walking around and i healed very fast taking care of a newborn on my own, When i gave birth i weighed 270, and had no strech marks, i know love the fact that i have the love marks my son left behind, i look at myself and thank my baby boy everyday, i have come to learn that if i hadn’t had corvin, and this amazing gift in my life, something that shouldn’t of happend then i wouldn’t be the mother i am today, i am currently engaged to that best friend, and my son is the happiest, smartest, strongest thing that ever happen to me, and for that i love my body, this body created, nurtured, and loved that beautiful boy into this world, and my fiance to this day will rub my belly and i will not be offended because he loves my son and he says everytime ” i love your belly and i love my baby” i hope you all get inspiration and learn to love yourself, beautiful , skinny or a little fluffy, you have the most amazing motherly body in the world!

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6 Responses to “Learning to be Proud of My Body (Rach)”

  1. L Says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Aw! Thanks for sharing your story. Im happy you are happy and found love in your best friend. That’s awesome. . Your son is so cute. Sometimes people don’t see the big picture and it hurts when its family. However your son is lucky to have an awesome mom!

  2. Bella Says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    What a strong story, thank you for sharing it with us. Big hug – your son is supersweet:)

  3. A Says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Your son is so adorable and you sound like ur gonna be the best momma he could ever ask for.Am not a mum but your beautiful pictures and words made my day :)

    xx

  4. nikki Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I just read your intro and allready love you!! I am 5’3 and 255.. its so hard being over weight, but Iam slowly trying to learn to love who I am..thank you for sharing your story!

  5. racheal Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    i love this site, and i wrote this story to help ppl understand, its love to have a child, and its life to live it for them and noone else

  6. Amanda Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing!! So comforting to know I’m not alone in my struggles :)

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