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Mother of Four (Jerrika)

January 19, 2012

My name is Jerrika. I am 24, I have 4 children between the ages of 2 and 6.
I gave birth to my oldest son in 2005, I was 18 year old, and felt like I had lost my body before I have even had one.
I soon had my 2nd son at 20, and felt much the same, negative and self conscious.
I gave birth to my twins in 2009 which after 2 natural births, was a C section,
I now had 4 boys and a body that felt like it had gone through a small war.
I even joked with friends that I had been attacked by a bear, and survived with the scars to prove it!
Although I was what I feel to be lucky, I still have issues every day when I look in the mirror and see what I am left with.
I am logical, and realize that I am not badly scarred. Even though it may not seem like much to some people on this website,
lack of confidence has no maximum or minimum requirements.
I am lucky enough to have friends and family who build my esteem for my everyday, but it still eats at me sometimes.
i never even got to have an adult body, so I will never get to know what I “could have been”.

I love my children, and at this point feel a lot better than I did six years, as this is the body I was MEANT to have.
you get what you get, and I know that I have 4 little boys who I couldn’t be happier to have around.

My name is Jerrika, and I am a free lance model. Pregnancy doesn’t end life, or ruin a body… I’ve earned my stripes! haha. Thanks.

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7 Responses to “Mother of Four (Jerrika)”

  1. amber Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Your beautiful. No stripes. Great shape!!! Hot mama!! Wanna see stripes search blessed and tortured… I got em, n I flaunt em. Your sexxxy

  2. Em Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    You definitely hit the nail on the head with lack of confidence has no minimum or maximum. There are women out there with no stretch marks, and no extra skin, and they feel horrible about the way they look. We compare ourselves to what we were. Most of us didn’t even really like what we once were b/c we were busy comparing ourselves to airbrushed swimsuit models. I wish there was a way to stop the comparing, but this is our society. It is a learned behavior. We don’t have perfect bodies, but our bodies created something perfect. I am learning to love mine.
    If I were to take a bullet for someone, I would look at that scar and be proud of what I did. As mothers, we risk our own lives, our own well being, to bring a baby into this world, and we look at our scars in shame. Let’s change this way of thinking :)

  3. angels mom Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Wow four kids u look great and you carried twins thats awesome u look awesome hope i look like you aftet having four babied

  4. Jan Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I think you give a lot of teen girls a run for their money! And you’ve had FOUR babies! Be so thankful, you look absolutely amazing.

  5. Susy Says:
    January 22nd, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I love your attitude. :)

  6. Jennifer Says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I have four daughters and aren’t close to your sexy abs..very jealous rite now -_-… :) i’ll work on them tho. any tips?? You look great, best wishes!!!

  7. Jerrika Says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    You guys are way to kind!!
    As for tips, I really don’t have any! I try to maintain a fairly active life, but with 4 boys under 6 I am sure you can imagine how much sedentary time I get! haha..
    I try to go to the gym 2 or 3 times a week to put some cardio in, but have just started that.
    I eat lots of protein and try to avoid carbs(which is sooooo hard for me, because I am a pasts hoover!)

    I see beauty in everyone, and I truly believe that mothers are something special..

    Thank you for all of the positive feed back!! <3

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