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Motherhood (Anonymous)

October 15, 2012

Ive been following SOAM for a few years and always just reading but I decided I might as well participate. Lets see…I developed quite early and was always very down about myself for having bigger breasts and wider hips. I thought it was weird, and almost felt like thats how people knew me as. When I got to high school, I was even more self consious about it. I always felt heavy, and out of place. Now that I look back on it, I think it’s rediculous because if I could have that body now, id be in love with it. It’s hard for a woman to look at the media and see all these beautiful women with perfect bodies and not feel down about ourselves. Or those celebrities who have had kids and managed to bounce right back. Im on the journey of learning to love my body, knowing it brought two beautiful children into the world. Loving my tummy because it provided a nice home for my babies, and my breasts because it provided nourishment. It’s easy to say that, but harder to actually feel it. But then I think women have done this for thousands and thousands of years, and that makes me feel empowered. Soft tummies and stretch marks are realistic. And beautiful. Im still learning that. I dont exactly feel comfortable looking in a mirror at myself naked, let alone having my husband see me naked with the lights on. I feel like I’ve heard time and time again “you look amazing for having two children!” but then I think “well, you havent seen me without my clothes on.” But regardless, it’s just time to love my body now. I should be thanking it.

Age: 22
Number of Pregnancies and births: 2 and 2

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6 Responses to “Motherhood (Anonymous)”

  1. Natalie Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    What a beautiful curvy body!!! Girl you are gorgeous, turn on that light, put some lingerie on and have some fun with your hubby:) I am 22 and know exactly how you feel. Yes it’s easy to say I will love my body because it did this and that, and yes it’s not easy to actually feel it. And only Lord knows how many times I was thinking same as you “well you haven’t seen me naked”. I look a lot like you, and recently my husband said to me “I don’t know why you always complain about your body because all I see is perfection”. Saggy boobs, stretched out tummy, butt, hips, and boobs covered in stretchmarks and all he see’s is perfection. I won’t argue with him, and I’m sure your husband feels the same about that beautiful body of yours. Please don’t hide it from him, you are his wife, allow him to delight in it:)

  2. ashley Says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Wow you have an amazing body, I’m jealous. Your stomach is really nice considering you had two children.

  3. alex Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Hi there. You look hawt! Serioulsy. I have a similar form with stretch marks on my belly, boobs, and inner thighs. Unlike yours, my belly sags a little if I don’t keep it sucked in. My husband, bless his soul, also tells me all he sees is beauty. You definitely have the right attitude and you are an inspiration. :) Thank you for your post.

  4. Anonymous Says:
    October 20th, 2012 at 6:10 am

    You look great! I’m currently pregnant with my second child and hope to look like you after the baby is born.

  5. Katy Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Please don’t feel like your body is anything less than perfect.

  6. amber Says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    you look amazing!!

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