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Postpartum – 21 and 25 Years Later (Anonymous)

January 29, 2009

My babies are now 21 and 25, weighing in at 7lbs 9ozs and 8lb 3ozs. I so wish we had professional nude photos done then, but we would never have thought of it. Pregnancy is such a beautiful state that it should be recorded. I have one nude profile photo of me 2 days before I gave birth to my first, but nothing of my second, when I was absolutely enormous, so I have nothing to compare. I have taken the courage at this stage in my life to have a friend scan my photo and he is going to do me a line drawing, which I hope I shall proudly display on my living room wall. I was lucky, I had no strech marks at all but could not find bras big enough for my huge breasts. I fed for over 6 months and over 8 respectively and got my figure back mostly. These photos are of me now – post partum (!) I don’t think I can still blame my babies for my baby bulge tummy at age 58, but I try to keep fit and take care of myself. I don’t like the look of me naked, but have been told by some who have seen me that I look good. I cannot change my basic body shape so have to learn to accept and not hate it. My advice to you mums and mums to be is to enjoy it all because it goes too fast and you cannot turn the clock back. And even if you do not like how you look naked – still take those photos to look back on. All women are beautiful and sexy through pregnancy we all perceive beauty in different ways. You are all beautiful.





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14 Responses to “Postpartum – 21 and 25 Years Later (Anonymous)”

  1. Mina Says:
    January 29th, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Thank you very much for sharing your perspective and the lovely photos of yourself. I’ve not seen a post anything like this one, it’s a great addition to the site. Thanks again.

  2. Karen Says:
    January 29th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I have never commented here before but I felt compelled by your photos. They are so sweet and beautiful. It is wonderful to see a real woman’s body. Women are beautiful and sexy throughout their life times!

  3. Bridget Says:
    January 29th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    WOW, I hope I look that good in my 50s! You are so brave to post these pictures. You really have a “womanly” body. It is beautiful. Thanks for the great advice; it’s so true. I hope your children have the outlook on life that you do.

  4. Lucy Says:
    January 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I have thought about posting on this site, but my child is now a young teen, and I’ve noticed most posts are from much more recent pregnancies. I was so glad to see this post! Thank you for posting, you are very beautiful. I hope to see more from older mothers like us!

  5. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    January 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Oh please do, Lucy! I love that so many young women get support here, but my dream is for this site to be as diverse as possible so I want more moms of teens and adults to post as well!

  6. Mandi Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I too appreciate a post from a more mature point in life. There was so much wisdom in that one post. Thank you Poster! You are beautiful!

  7. 21 & 25 years later Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you so much- what a much needed boost to my confidence – I have never done anything like this before. I will find some more photos – some a bit more sexy perhaps, to show that age and having had babies does not diminish our sexuality. I feel more sexy now than I did years ago – it comes with knowing more who one is and not minding being different and being oneself. I hate these nude photos of me – when did I put on 5 stone and get those huge breasts and tummy – but I am what I am and my body is not the me that is inside.

  8. Stacy Says:
    January 31st, 2009 at 10:33 am

    This is wonderful! Your beautiful lady!
    so many people lose perspective of what a woman IS! a monther sister granmother etc. This is what Women Really look like.
    I am 41 years old I am contemplating on posting pictures of myself. And will do so when I have a camera to do so.
    God Bless us Mothers
    Way to go

  9. Natalie Says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your pictures!

  10. 21 and 25 years later Says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 1:23 am

    I have submitted some more photos – hope they will be accepted. Not particularly good home shots but the best of what I had. Your comments have really made me feel so much better about myself. I understand how all you young mums feel about your bodies but they will take time to recover and become the new you. My GP once said a woman is not mature until she has given birth, but we all bear the evidence and have to learn to love our new selves. I think airbrushing on adverts and ‘celebrity’ photos should be banned! Natural women are what we should all be.

  11. Annette Says:
    February 12th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    For your breast to be so big and after 2 pregnancies they don’t sag! Nice tits! :p

  12. PS - Postaprtum 21 & 25 Years Later (Anonymous) | The Shape of a Mother Says:
    February 20th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

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  13. Anonymous Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    You look fantastic to be in your 50′s! Your skin looks very youthful!

  14. Lisa Says:
    March 2nd, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    You have beautiful breasts.

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