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Lillian Grace (Anonymous)

i am a 21 year old mother & wife of a United States Marine, who is currently deployed to Iraq. for deployment number two!! Our Little blessing, Lillian Grace, was born three months into our first deployment together, and because i don’t have a constant (or – let’s be serious, ANY.) means of a man reassuring me, of how i look post-partum, i’ve come to find myself struggling recently with insecurity issues, because of how my body has changed so drastically since giving birth. i am slowly learning by excercise, books, and this wonderful website to embrace the new markings i’ve got from growing a tiny little peanut inside of me, but i have found it to be very hard very hard. i was in labor for 21 hours, and even after i had an epidural, i found the pressure of the baby moving down the birth canal, to be just as uncomfortable as the contractions! after 19 hours of labor, and restlessness, i was taken for an emergency C-section (which was the last thing i wanted!! goodbye abs!!) which turned out for the best. i now have a beautiful baby girl (who got to meet her daddy whenever she was a little over 4 months old!) who weighed in at 8 lbs. 3 oz. and i love every minute of being a mother. i am so happy to share my story, and read everyone else’s. thank you so much for helping me love my body again. God Bless America, and all those who serve at home, and abroad.








in Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Piercing, Postpartum, Submissions

9 comments… add one

  • akinoluna - a female Marine Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 9:00 am

    That face in the last photo is so cute. haha

  • Kristen Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 10:10 am

    oh my god! i love the little nudy bum pic, my husband thinks im crazy for takin pics like that, but I guess it’s a woman thing eh?!!!
    you look gorgeous, and I agree with you, its a journey and this site helps for sure! but your girl was worth it!

  • Berni Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 10:33 am

    you look graat!!

  • blen Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 1:04 pm

    you are a beautiful person, not because of some man’s validation but because you have been blessed by God to bring a new life into this world that your husband is protecting. my husband is a wonderful personal trainer and i know he would love to help you out at no cost but just because he loves to help. you stay positive mom and love your self. lillian thanks you. thanks for your story.

  • MilkMama Saturday, September 27, 2008, 11:59 am

    You look great and awww what a beautiful little girl!!! :D

    Thank you to you and your husband for your sacrifices! God bless your family. :D

  • Bob Sunday, October 19, 2008, 9:21 pm

    honestly, with breasts like those, i wouldn’t worry about how your body looks. they’re amazing!

  • Jeff Sunday, December 21, 2008, 11:12 pm

    I’ll cover for your husband and say, You look great. We can never thank you enough for the sacrifice your family makes for the rest of us.

  • Whitney Thursday, September 10, 2009, 5:09 pm

    I know how you feel when you say you didn’t have a man to reassure you of your beauty. I’m currently 23 weeks pregnant and my husband is a Marine deployed to Afghanistan. I wish he was here to come along this journey. I know it’s rediculous but I’m so afraid of being a dissapointment when he comes home.

  • Kasandra Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 3:45 pm

    You look amazing! I just had a c-section 8 days ago and I really hope I look as good as you a few months down the road.

    I too am a Marine wife, and even though I’ve yet to go through a deployment (as my husband is currently in a non-deployable unit this enlistment) I’ve seen firsthand from close friends how hard it is to have a baby without your husband there. You are a strong woman to go through all of this without him at your side- don’t ever forget that!

    You look great!!

    Semper Fi!

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