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Perfect at Last! (Jen)

June 22, 2009

When I was younger I was naturally very thin and I hated my body. Then I gained weight and I hated my body. Then got healthy and I hated my body. Then at 26 I got pregnant and I discovered my body. In July of ’08 almost one year ago I gave natural birth to a 9lb 6oz little boy. I gained around 50lbs and since then have lost it. Now here I am with stretch marks on my bottom wrinkles on my belly, stretched out nipples; older, freckled, cellulite and spider veins everywhere (the photos aren’t picking most of this up) and I LOVE my body. I created life! I will get older and things will sag, things will wrinkle and stretch out even more. I will eventually turn to dust but my creations and what my body has made will live on and create even more life. To some I may be too scrawny, too flat chest or much more but to me I am perfect.

Our bodies really are temples. You only have one chance at this life and I don’t want to waste another moment obsessing about what has been and will always be a perfect body! I am not a model or an actress; I am not a doctor or a CEO; I am a mother and nothing can top that! After years of being self conscience about my entire being I have learned the hard way that being confidant in yourself and your flaws is what makes you feel and look beautiful.

-Pic #1 is 4 weeks pregnant
-Pic #2 is 40 weeks pregnant
-Pic #3 is 10 days postpartum
-Pic #4 & #5 is 9 months postpartum

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5 Responses to “Perfect at Last! (Jen)”

  1. ashley Says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    couldnt have said it better, but you do look better than most of us.

  2. mrs. petunia Says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Wow! Beautiful both inside and out!

  3. Catherine S Says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I feel exactly the same way. Have more “flaws” than before, but really love my body more than ever. I am so grateful for my health and that my body has been so good to me:) My post is under cesareans and the title is imperfect but confident and proud. Can’t wait for my next pregnancy and birth:)

  4. Mary Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    You look great, and what a great outlook on life! Congrats on your baby!

  5. Sarah Says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I am planning on getting pregnant this year and I have been looking at a lot of pics on this site and it began to scare me LOL!! But seeing your pictures finally puts a ray of sunshine lol that you can look even better then you did pre-pregnancy!! I am really big into working out and planning on working out during pregancy and esp after….What did you do to lose the weight?? What type of exercise did you do during??
    Thanks!!!

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