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Life Just Is. You Have to Flow With it. (Amanda)

Hey mommas!

Wow, my only son turned two last week and it really made me want to take a second glance at my body.
His father and I who were high school sweethearts have divorced but remain close friends, we just got married too young. Being a freshly single mother I am more conscience of my body than ever!

Pre-pregnancy, I was 5’3 and 108 lbs. During pregnancy I gained a tremendous 60+ lbs!
I ate healthily but unfortunately retained a lot of fluid during my last month. Now, two years later
I’ve gained an inch in height and weigh 112 lbs. I have always carried any extra weight in my tummy, but I’m working on it!

I thought I had escaped stretch marks, but during the week that my son was overdue they appeared
as if to say, “Hey momma! I’m ready to get out of here!” I had a 10 lb baby and he continues to grow like a bean stalk!

I’ve considered laser treatments for my scars, but they honestly don’t bother me that bad. I don’t wear a bikini unless I’m with close friends and family, but hopefully I can build up that confidence.

Good luck mommas!

The first two photos are current photos of my tummy and hips, the second of my son and I.

in Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

9 comments… add one

  • Jaymi Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 10:47 am

    You have a beautiful body and a beautiful son, you should be proud

  • Jennifer Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 12:36 pm

    I meant to respond on your post, but i responded on your pic instead! oops lol

  • Francisza Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 6:25 pm

    You are beautiful and you son too. I’m pregnant and I wish look like you!! Be proud! :)

  • mom2boys Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 8:26 pm

    Um hello! You look perfect I would do anything to look like that. Be proud and wear that bikini!

  • Mary Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 1:27 pm

    You look great! And you have the cutest belly button and son!

  • Tabitha Monday, June 8, 2009, 5:54 am

    Honey, if you can’t wear a bikini — then this world is a messed up place. You are absolutely darling (as is your son). Our fellas are the same age, and I wish I looked 1/4 as good as you do :)

  • Kay Thursday, June 11, 2009, 4:15 pm

    You look amazing, wear the bikini!

  • Elen Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:32 am

    You look amazing and a real inspiration. I did the same…thought I’d avoided stretchmarks and then they appeared from nowhere at 37 weeks. I’m due in less than a week and dreading what my postpartum body will look like since I had a fab figure before. If I look like you, I will be really pleased! You and your Son are beautiful :)

  • Rachel Sunday, April 11, 2010, 9:32 pm

    You can definitely wear a bikini! Your tummy looks amazing! I bet you’ll have all the blokes droooling over your hot bod! :) The stretch marks will fade over time…but honestly, your stretch marks are barely noticable! :)

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