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SOAM Changed Me (Corinne)

July 8, 2011

Age 33
3 Children; 12 years old, 20 months old and 8 days old.
3 Pregnancies, 8 days PP

Previous posts here and here.

I still remember the sick feeling I felt when I saw that my post had appeared on SOAM. I very nearly emailed Bonnie straight away to ask her to take it down. I decided to keep the fact I’d posted it a secret from people I knew and then I read it myself and looked at the photos as I would look at photos of another woman. I realised that my words of confidence didn’t reflect how I truly felt, but looking at those photos I realised my body was beautiful. I went on to share the post with some friends and family.

With my second post I felt so much more confident and loved taking the photos. I think it shows.

This experience inspired me to start my own blog in order to share my experiences through pregnancy and after. I hope that women in the UK will share their experiences in a similar way to this site. I know this site is open to anyone but it is lesser known in the UK. Since starting the blog I have felt truly confident and have loved writing it, I have also had many people tell me it has helped them and for that reason alone I feel proud.

I would like to end by saying a HUGE thank you to Bonnie for SOAM and for helping me change the way I feel about my body. I am thrilled to be able to say I love my post pregnancy body too, it has done an amazing job producing my 3rd baby boy, Wilfred. Already my belly is shrinking back, it’s always going to be a bit wobbly and stretch marked but I am looking forward to getting back out on my bicycle and getting fit so I can be a healthy, happy woman and mother.

I will leave you with some photos, me at 41 weeks pregnant, my stomach immediately after the birth and 7 days post partum.

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6 Responses to “SOAM Changed Me (Corinne)”

  1. amber h Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 7:32 am

    beautiful!

  2. Chelsea Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I LOVE how confident you are with your body.
    It’s really refreshing to read all these womens stories and see how proud they are of themselves and their bodies.
    You’re a very beautiful mom :)

  3. Melissa Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I agree with Chelsea! There are so many women who are posting about loving their bodies after the struggles of accepting it (myself included… lol my post hasn’t been put up yet) and it is so nice to see. :)

  4. Sarah P. Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I so LOVE your confidence and inner (and outer!) beauty! Wow!!! What a wonderful post! I “thumbed up” your blog on Stumble Upon. :)

  5. Corinne Says:
    July 10th, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Thank you so much, your lovely comments have made me smile this morning and sent a little shiver of joy through me xx

  6. Carlos Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 5:46 am

    God bless you, you BEAUTIFUL mother. You’ve earned that body!! :D

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