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Loving my body after baby (Jo)

Age: 20
2 Pregnancies, 1 Birth
16 weeks postpartum

My name is Jordan, I found out i was pregnant with My son Colin a few months after miscarrying my first pregnancy, I was 19 years old.. young, i know but i was still Very happy about conceiving again so shortly after the loss. Through nearly the whole pregnancy i worried and worried something was going to go wrong, i drove myself crazy. Seeing his little body on the ultrasound wasn’t enough to ease my worries, but when i could feel him kick, alot of my fears went away, until he didn’t kick for a while, then i was freaking out. I had an easy pregnancy, no morning sickness, no aches.. not until the end. My son, Colin was born January 10th 2010, weighing 6 lbs 10 oz & 20 inches long. I didn’t even know i was in labor, until i got to the hospital. All day i kept feeling this pressure ‘down there’ so, we went to L&D to see if something was wrong and they told me i was 4 cm dilated and in labor. Labor was easy, too.. no complications, It lasted about 6 hours and i pushed for 20 minutes. Before i got pregnant i weighed 126 lbs, now i weigh 137, i gained 35 lbs the entire time i was pregnant and i’m going to start working on getting this extra weight off soon. I’m pretty happy with myself and my body, a few extra pounds doesn’t make me any less beautiful.
I love being a mom and i love my son. He’s a happy, healthy 4 month old weighing 16 1/2 lbs & 24 inches long.
Somewhere in the next few years wed like to try again, I really want Colin to have a little sister someday.
Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful photos and stories, and thanks for checking out mine.

1st photo- Me a couple weeks before delivery.
2nd photo- In labor
3rd photo- breastfeeding right after birth
4th photo- 8 weeks pregnant
5th photo- 4 weeks postpartum
6th & 7th photos- taken a few days ago with my hubby.
8th & 9th photos- Me and my son taken last week.

in Belly, Child Loss, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Teen Mom

12 comments… add one

  • Felicia Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 8:02 am

    This is so sexy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Suzanne Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 8:07 am

    wow amazing pics! the ones of you and your husband are fab! saucy.. but in an artistic sort of way ;)
    you look fantastic, Congrats!

  • Bryana Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 8:35 am

    i absolutely love your outlook and your body and pregnancy. you have an amazing spirit and mind and your little man is very very aborable. :)

  • steph Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 11:35 am

    how lucky are you to keep your breasts so perky and petite!! my got sooo huge and droopy. hate them now.

  • kat Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 3:05 pm

    love your outlook and happy, positive spirit. very uplifting and real. many kudos :)to a beautiful young happy healthy family!! (knock on wood)

  • sam Thursday, May 20, 2010, 11:38 am

    I’m really happy for you and your body looks fabulous!!!

    However I think it is really inappropriate to have the photos of you and your husband totally naked on here. This site isn’t here for us to look at you mackin’, sans clothing, with your husband. I love this site and I love your entry but can not stand those two pictures. They are just too intimate IMO.

  • Sarah Thursday, May 20, 2010, 12:44 pm

    You look amazing!!! I love the photos with your hubby and with your baby boy! Beautiful! I love your outlook btw. It’s so nice and refreshing! Many blessings! :)

  • mommyofabeauty Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:42 pm

    your so postivie i love it you look great!!

  • Ali Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:00 am

    Thank you for sharing your story and pictures and to “sam”: I totally disagree. I thought it was a nice touch to include pics of you and your husband. They complete the story, so to speak. You show your confidence in your body, your lovely baby, and how comfortable you are with your body around your husband……..SO refreshing as many women get to a state where they are afraid to show their PP body in the light of day around their men. Your confidence and attitude is awesome!

  • stella Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10:38 am

    One of my favorite posts!! Thanks so much for sharing, your body is much like mine and I really find myself relating to you in many ways. I also find your attitude incredibly refreshing ;-)
    I am so grateful that you included the two pics of you and your husband because it gives me courage to not be so shy with my own body in front of my husband. They reassure me that there is attraction and intimacy after pregnancy.
    Love and light to you!

  • Pinky Sunday, June 20, 2010, 7:50 pm

    Beautiful! What a wonderful, positive attitude you have!!! I bet you’re a great mama!

  • Jogalog Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:50 am

    Thank you for sharing your story. The photos especially are a real inspiration and so brave.

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