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This web site is absolutely fabulous. I was 20 when I attended the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival and had the opportunity to see lots and lots of naked women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Finally — what real women look like!

I have always been super-skinny. It was a source of frustration while growing up, because I am super-tall, too, and the beanpole look was not at all “in” in the 1980s. Now I am very comfortable with my body.

I think women of all sizes are beautiful, and all you mamas, be proud of your “battle scars”! Tiger stripes are beautiful and so are ours.

I was 145 lbs when I got pregnant with my daughter. I gained 50 lbs. Now it’s 4 months postpartum and I’ve lost all but fifteen of those pounds, mostly from breastfeeding. I am hoping to keep them! My belly is soft and squishy — I like touching it. I have some gentle stripes. My linea nigra is still dark, though it has flaked off with some scrubbing… I still have some tied up in scar tissue just below my navel, and I don’t see that going anywhere.

22 weeks:

40 weeks:


18 weeks postpartum:


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3 comments… add one

  • Chelsey Monday, July 24, 2006, 11:37 pm

    I love your picture at 40 weeks- very cute!

  • The Lioness Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 4:16 am

    I found this site via Pandamonium’s Panda a few days ago and have read through it all. I think you women are fabulous.

  • Drea Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 9:46 am

    wow you are really tall! I feel like a midget lol. You didnt look hardly pregnant at 22 weeks. Probably because you are so tall you didnt show that early on.Im really short so I feel like I start blowing up quicker. Although I didnt gain but 25 pounds w/ my 1st son.. I’m now 4 1\2 months pregnant w/ our 2nd… I think Ive gained … uh.. maybe 5 pounds, if that.I saw a girl at the beach yesterday w/ a bikini on and stretch marks all over it. I only wish I had her confidence lol.Although I never wore a bikini as a teen either. An yhow.Great post.I think you look just fine. You needed to smile in those post pictures tho ;-)http://decbless.blogspot.com < my pregnancy blog.

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