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My Submission (Jeanne)

I had an unplanned pregnancy at 21. I was scared, I was doing it alone without my daughter’s father in the picture. Throughout my pregnancy I was afraid of what changes might happen to my body. I used to love my body and now I am still learning to accept the changes. I hit my prepregnancy weight and only gained 23 pounds while pregnant but I got stretch marks and things just aren’t as taught on my stomach anymore. I’m hoping that in time the skin will continue to shrink and I love my daughter to pieces so it has all been worth it.

Attached is a pre-pregnancy picture, a 1-week postpartum picture, and then a 4 month post partum picture, as well as a picture of my daughter and i. I don’t have a current one but it’s all the same.

~Age: 22
~Number of pregnancies and births: 1 pregnancy, 1 birth
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 9 months postpartum

Updated here and here.

in Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

13 comments… add one

  • shannon Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 9:31 am

    You look so amazing and tiny! Your baby girl is so cute, and big! My son is 10 months and he is a peanut hahaha! You look great!

  • kat Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 9:37 am

    WOW! your body is hot!! Don’t even stress, just be happy. Your daughter is adorable too!

  • Christina Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 10:06 am

    You look great! I totally understand about the stretch marks. I am in the same boat as you. I am back to my ppw, but still have lifelong stretch marks. I can’t see yours anyways. You are just your own worst critic.

  • A Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 11:27 am

    Hun you look great! You aren’t the least bit ‘flabby’ like some of us. You don’t have the ‘baby pouch’ that a lot of thin moms fight with. Your tummy looks soft and sexy!

  • From Hot to Not Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 12:44 am

    WOW!! You look FANTASTIC!! I see no flaws!

  • KW Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6:48 pm

    Wow…you looked as good 1week pp as many strive to be pre-pregnancy. Go you! Acceptance will come with time (and some reassurance from us gals) ;)

  • AC Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 9:26 pm

    Beautiful, in every single way!

  • april.azalia Friday, February 19, 2010, 6:04 am

    omg.. ur stretchmarks arent even bad.. i dont see why you even feel bad. your body is great! sadly for some of us (like me) we gutta live with worst postpartum body change! … u still look hot

  • renee Sunday, February 21, 2010, 11:41 am

    Wow. You look amazing. I’m so envious of your body. You have amazing breasts. You’re lucky thy’ve remained like that, as mine used to be but now I have given birth they’re really saggy. You should love your body and be very proud of it.

  • camille Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 2:06 am

    URCrazy!! You look freaking great! Get out there and live life and have fun with yer babe!

  • Hannah Thursday, March 4, 2010, 2:59 pm

    ya! you look great!
    your chest wasnt affected at all it seems! lol!

  • Mike Saturday, March 6, 2010, 11:46 am

    You have a Beautiful body and that mole just adds to your Beauty.

  • Mandy Monday, March 15, 2010, 12:44 pm

    I don’t mean to belittle how upsetting it is to not have the body you used to have, because I definitely relate. But it is almost irritating that you are unhappy with your body because it is so fantastically gorgeous! Not what it used to be, not what you wanted, but I have to tell you that most of us would love to look as great as you do. Congratulations on your accomplishment of bringing life into the world and being brave and strong enough to go it alone!

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