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Pregnant with Number Two! (Anonymous)

April 7, 2009

Your Age: 24
Number of pregnancies and births: Two pregnancies, one birth, one on the way!
The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 2years old and 25 weeks pregnant.

I’m a mother of a beautiful 2 year old girl and am pregnant with my 2nd child, a boy! My first pregnancy was a complete surprise; 6 months after I married my high school sweetheart (and right before my 22nd birthday) we found out we were pregnant. I couldn’t have been happier (after I got over the initial shock)! My pregnancy was pretty uneventful… although I did gain 60 pounds. I took the “eating for two” phrase literally. I worked long hours and was constantly hungry, so the pounds packed on! I didn’t get any stretch marks until about 28 weeks, and the majority of them were on my hips. Thick purple ones appeared–about the width and length of my pinky. I knew I would get them, because I got a few on my hips during puberty. However, over the next 12 weeks, I started getting them on my inner thighs and they spread to almost where my knees are. You can’t really tell they are there unless you are down in that area, so now Im not too concerned about them, but when they happen, oh boy I thought my world had ended! :) I didn’t get any stretch marks on my lower belly until after I delivered, and they are small but still noticeable. I did get an amazing stretch mark pattern right above my belly button, it turned out looking like a star. I had my belly button pierced years ago and the scar tissue never healed up, so when my belly started to expand, so did the already tight skin, and so came the stretch marks! After the birth of my daughter, they all faded and I really couldn’t tell they were there. I don’t think I will ever be confident enough to wear a bikini again, but at least I appreciate my body and what it has accomplished. Ive grown used to the stretch marks and am the first to tell ANYONE that is pregnant that I got them and am willing to show them. I had a hard time accepting them at first, but the more I tell people about them, the better I feel about my own body. Now I am pregnant with number tow, and I am 25 weeks along, already up 30 pounds. I don’t eat horribly, I exercise daily, but my body does what it wants and I am ok with that. I haven’t gotten any new stretch marks, but if I do, then that’s alright too.

Anyway, I share this website with anyone I know that is pregnant so I figured I better practice what I preach and send in a few pics of my own.
1st picture: 37 weeks pregnant with my daughter (1st pregnancy)
2nd picture: Postpartum a year and a half
3rd picture: Pregnant with #2 (25 weeks)
4th picture: Pregnant with #2 front view (25 weeks)

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5 Responses to “Pregnant with Number Two! (Anonymous)”

  1. Jackie Says:
    April 8th, 2009 at 8:49 am

    hi! we have pretty much the same story! :) i got pregnant when i was 22 and now have a 19 month old baby girl, and i too am 25 weeks pregnant with a LITTLE BOY!! due july 24th. :) and i gained tons of weight with my girl, but it seems to be slower this time around. and i also have stretch marks on my sides, and none on my belly. we should be friends. :)

  2. Mama Says:
    April 10th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    You look awesome! Congratulations!!! :D :D :D

  3. kay Says:
    April 10th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    ur pregnant belly is soooo cute! congrats!

  4. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    April 15th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for participating! Update us when your babe arrives, ok? You look great!

  5. Christina Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    We have the same pregnant bellys. LOL! The strecthed skin right above the piercing of the belly button. I’m 23 and 17wks pregnant with my second. My first born is a girl and recently turned 2. Oh and by the way, my second baby is a boy also :-)

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