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(Shantel)

January 24, 2014

Number of pregnancies 3 births 1 age 25

So it’s been almost 2 years since I last posted on here. My son is 2 years old and a few months. Im sure no one will remember me from back then so I will just start from the beginning! I had my son at 23 c section he was 9 lbs 3 ounces. I didn’t gain a whole lot of weight during the pregnancy but my belly was gigantic. My stomach was stretched beyond repair. I’ve been struggling with this everyday since I had him.

Now I am 4 months pregnant with my second baby and I hope to god it doesn’t get worse or that all my hard work won’t be undone because I have put a lot or sweat money and tears into looking as good as I do now which sadly isn’t very good :(

Anyway I will start with a few photos from last year (some will be fully nude)

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This is about a year after having him

These were a few months ago

And now from today as I am pregnant

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I think I look great with clothes on

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I just wish I could feel the same confidence in the bedroom!

And one of me and my son

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11 Responses to “(Shantel)”

  1. shannon Says:
    January 25th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    You are beautiful. My body is a lot like yours was at 1 year pp (except your legs and butt look more tone than mine!). I wish I could see myself as beautiful like I see you as beautiful. We are always hard on ourselves. Congratulations on your pregnancy :) I just had my 3rd 4 months ago and I am 27! Good luck Mama.

  2. River Says:
    January 26th, 2014 at 1:49 am

    You’re absolutely beautiful! You’ve done alot of hard work in the past year and it shows your legs are toned and you have a wonderful shape :) keep doing what you’re doing (so long as it’s safe during pregnancy) and you will be fine :) though I must ask do you have diastasis recti by any chance? Its the separation of the stomach muscles (I have it and I think I can see it in your belly but its hard to tell as you’re currently pregnant). Id strongly recommend checking with your midwife or doctor because if you have it it can get worse with each pregnancy and can be dangerous for your back at a later stage.

    Congratulations on the up coming baby!

  3. srvsb19 Says:
    January 26th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    First off as a man, you look stunning in/out of the bedroom. Any man would love to have a woman like you on his arm and kiss you head to toe when you don’t feel beautiful

  4. Eli Says:
    January 29th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    be happy, you look great! enjoy your new baby.

  5. Jenn Says:
    February 3rd, 2014 at 10:26 am

    My body looks a lot like yours does, like you I don’t feel confident or good about my belly. But it is nice to know I’m not alone and looking this way is normal.

  6. KatieAnne Says:
    February 3rd, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I have this problem and hated that I loved how I looked in clothes, but hated how I looked without them. Then I slowly realized, this is so common, and happens with lots and lots of women. After that I found other things that were lovely about myself, and my self-esteem rose from there. Enjoy your babies, and know you are always lovely…No matter what your biggest hang-up is.

  7. Clare Says:
    February 3rd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    You look so beautiful! Congratulations on your new addition! Your son is adorable and you are so blessed. Keep working hard, you are not alone! :)

  8. Shantel Says:
    February 6th, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I believe I do have diastasis, I have not talked to my dr about it though I feel stupid bringing it up if they never have lol. But yeah I have had a separation and ever since getting pregnant again it opened up a lot quicker than I thought it would.

  9. Tomi Says:
    April 16th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    AT LEAST YOU HAVE BOOBS. :D And can actually get a nice cleavage. My boobs packed their bags, and left after my daughter.

  10. Tomi Says:
    April 16th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    And I know how you feel about looking better with clothes on. I’m 24, and I feel like an old lady without my clothes.

  11. Tom Says:
    June 15th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Shantel, 28 year old male here.

    From a males prospective:

    I noticed your comment about feeling fine with clothes on, but not “in the bedroom”. I dated a girl for quite a while. Like you, she felt great with her clothes on. And also like you, had the same issue with her lower stomach. She is in her early 20′s and had a child around 5 years ago. In the bedroom, the first time she wanted to keep her shirt on, or at least pull it down covering her stomach.
    As a man, I can tell you it did not bother me. Granted, I had feeling for said female. I realized its not something she chose, and has little control over it for now, and it takes time to get rid of. That made it was easy to overlook.
    So from a males perspective, I can tell you it’s not shocking or gross like you think. I’d say most guys could care less, especially if they have feeling for you.

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