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My body as a mother and mother-to-be (Anonymous)

February 11, 2007

I wish to remain anonymous, but I felt inspired to contribute.

These pictures I am submitting are of me at 25 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child.
The stretch marks are from my first pregnancy.

I had a c-section, so the skin is still saggy where my scar is.

I lost about 50 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight after my first child was born, then got pregnant again when my first child was 13 months old.

Depsite all my stretch marks and sagging skin, I still love my pregnant body. I realize that it’s in the process of creating a miracle. And even after the baby is here, the marks on my body will be a reminder of the two miracles that I have created. My body is that of a mother. And for that, it is beautiful.

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10 Responses to “My body as a mother and mother-to-be (Anonymous)”

  1. April Says:
    March 8th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    You look great! I just found out that I am pregnant.. my daughter has just turned 13 months. I thought I was the only one! Thank you so much for your post.. I am not alone!

  2. amanda Says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 7:20 am

    omg. i thought i was the only one out there! we have identicle tummy’s except mine droops like hangin dough! u look amazing. thank u so much for posting this! ur a beautiful woman, keep up the good work

  3. Izzy Says:
    October 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    omg is sware everyone has a twin and your my twin we look exactly the same down to the stretch marks i even have those same undies lol you….WE look great thanx for the post :)

  4. Al_Pal Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    You look great, congrats!

  5. someone Says:
    June 5th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    it sucks that having a baby makes our bodies like this! im tring to work out but there isnt much time in my hands…but you look good.. and congrats on the new baby

  6. joanah Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:34 am

    am 29, still single,a firm body and no kids yet.i dream of having 7 kids.And having a body like yours as an aftermath of such ‘miraculous experiences’ would be a beautiful reminder that dreams do come true!!!

  7. yani Says:
    April 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    i have strecht marks and saggy skin i had triplets and im wondering how do you deal with that because dont get me wrong i love my triplets but my stomach i hate it because it is never going to be the same and it makes me really sad. I ask myself how can kate have a great stomach after having six kids:(

  8. autum Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    you look amazing! i wish my belly looked that way it hangs like a flap after two big healthy girls. everyone tells me it takes time, but i am impatient!

  9. MJ Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I am 18 weeks pregnant after a ceasarean and loosing 42lbs from pre-pregnancy weight. I look exactly the same, just with a slightly smaller bump! I like to think of stretch marks as baby lines.

  10. SJK Says:
    March 21st, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Kate looks great because she has money for plastic surgery. Never compare yourself to someone in the magazines or on the tv. You’ll only make yourself feel bad when you should be proud of all the work you do without the celeb status or the perks they’re all handed.

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