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Loving the new me, sags, stretchies and more. (Christina)

I got pregnant when I was sixteen. But from the moment I knew what was going on with my body I loved it. I saw past the new milk filled boobs, that I loved at first; as food for my growing child. I saw past my ever growing rear end, and the dark mark making its way down my ever swelling belly. I have always loved my body, and being pregnant didn’t change that. After the birth of the most gorgeous little seven pound, fourteen ounce little boy, I still loved my body. Until a little while after recovery, when I realized the belly sag would probably never go away. The stretch marks on my breasts, thighs, butt, and stomach were all there to stay. I had an awful bout of post partem depression, they made me feel saggy and stretched out. With this new body though (and a lot of convincing from my boyfriend) I learned not to be ashamed of the stretch marks, but see them as a reminder every day of what I accomplished; see them as a badge of honor. Now I feel as though each stretch mark tells a story. I’m proud to have a mothers body! :)

My age as of now: Nineteen.
Number of pregnancies and births: Two pregnancies, one birth. (Miscarriage Jan. 30th 2010)
Age of child: One and a half.

(I only included pictures of my tummy, as it was hard to get pictures of my rear on my own LoL.)

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

11 comments… add one

  • kat Thursday, March 18, 2010, 1:34 pm

    You deserve to be proud! Your body and your son are beautiful! Cute bra btw! ;)

  • Bryana Thursday, March 18, 2010, 1:50 pm

    You look amazing. I think your body is beautiful :) You brought a beautiful miracle into this world!

  • Amy Thursday, March 18, 2010, 6:15 pm

    What a perfect belly!

  • JUlie Thursday, March 18, 2010, 7:12 pm

    YOu have great abs i’m jealous, and you write like a poem very beautiful

  • Brittany Friday, March 19, 2010, 11:34 am

    NICE ABS!! I think you look really beautiful! I love your outlook on life and motherhood. Your son is a Cutie!!

  • nirinleant Saturday, March 20, 2010, 8:55 am

    actually u have the same abs as i have.. i always felt bad about my wrinkle belly button.. and even if my abs is flat than it ever.. i did not have enough confident to say i look good… i always compared myself to my body in the past .. and u ‘ve made me feel good about myself again… thank you so much

  • Chrissie Monday, March 22, 2010, 8:02 am

    I’m glad that I could help some people!

  • Jane Thursday, March 25, 2010, 11:18 pm

    you have an incredible body!! I see no saggy skin. Your stretch marks are almost gone!!!

    Flaunt what you have honey, you look FANTASTIC!!!!!

  • mimi Saturday, March 27, 2010, 10:34 am

    hey great body mama!! did u work out ? how did u do it?

  • Chrissie Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7:20 am

    Mimi: I worked out a lot (safely of course) during my pregnancy. So once I had my son I was five pounds from my pre-birth weight.

  • Rachel Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8:48 pm

    whoa!!! you have a great body! how did you do it? your stomach is soooo flat!!!

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