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

June 2, 2009

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.

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9 Responses to “Life Just Is. You Have to Flow With it. (Amanda)”

  1. Jaymi Says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 10:47 am

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

  2. Jennifer Says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 12:36 pm

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

  3. Francisza Says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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

  4. mom2boys Says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 8:26 pm

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

  5. Mary Says:
    June 3rd, 2009 at 1:27 pm

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

  6. Tabitha Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 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 :)

  7. Kay Says:
    June 11th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    You look amazing, wear the bikini!

  8. Elen Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 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 :)

  9. Rachel Says:
    April 11th, 2010 at 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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