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Mommy to Three Boys (Anonymous)

January 2, 2012

Pregnancies: 3
Age: 20
Months PP: 5 months

I was just barely 16 when I got pregnant with my first son. I was 100 pounds when I got pregnant with him, and gained 50 pounds. My A cups went to C cups and I got stretch marks on my breasts. I had no stretch marks on my belly until a week before my due date. ( I got them on my belly, upper thighs and breasts)I had a wonderful pregnancy and my family was very supportive. Shortly before my graduation from high school I became pregnant with my second son, I was also 100 pounds and gained 35 I believe. He came 5 weeks early and was a tiny guy! He spent only 2 weeks in the NICU. I got married to my wonderful husband in June 2010. I had my third son this past summer at the end of June. I weighed 120 pounds when I became pregnant and gained 32 pounds with him. He is 5 months old, so I am 5 months PP. With my last pregnancy I aquired stretch marks AFTER I had him, down by my knees! This shocked me, because it was like 3 or 4 weeks after I delivered him. All my births were induced with pitocin, and I have never had pain medication with them. I have breastfed all my kids! I have always been able to get back down to my Pre-pregnancy weight within 6 weeks, something I credit to breastfeeding. I always loved to go swimming and loved to buy and wear swimsuits before I got pregnant. After having my kids I am more self consious about it, although my husband says that I cant wear a one-piece until I’m 60! I feel so blessed to have my three boys and my awesome husband I just am trying to accept my body the way it is now.

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5 Responses to “Mommy to Three Boys (Anonymous)”

  1. Sarah Says:
    January 2nd, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Hello, You look really beautiful. You shouldn’t wear one pieces until you HAVE TO. And you don’t have to! Congratulations on your new son! :)

  2. mystory Says:
    January 2nd, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I honestly think you look great, not just for having three kids but you look great period. You look better than I do and I’ve only had one baby…good job! You seem really happy and I know you said you were self-conscious but you seem confident and that is definitely refreshing to hear! You’ve given me some inspiration. I HATE my body so much right now that i’ve even told my husband I won’t have anymore babies just because of what pregnancy did to my body but hey after seeing you maybe i will.:]

  3. Stacy Says:
    January 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Why do 60 year olds have to wear one pieces? Why would, and who are the people who “have to” wear one pieces?

  4. shannon Says:
    January 7th, 2012 at 5:50 am

    You look great! You had your kids so close together, and you can’t even tell. Sarah, I have to agree with Stacy…no one should ever “HAVE TO” wear a one piece. That is the problem (well one of them) with society…women feel that they have to dress a certain way (even if they don’t want to) because of the way society looks at them. This has to stop. There is nothing wrong with WANTING to wear a one piece, but if you don’t want to…don’t.

  5. Sarah Jo Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I wrote this bit about myself, and I just wanted to add that I think what my husband was trying to say is that I shouldnt be ashamed of my stretch marks, because we have three handsome boys to show for them! Not that a 60 woman cant wear two-piece. Thanks!! =]

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