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Still Trying to Adjust (Emily)

Age 19- Mother of One Beautiful13 month old boy Aleckzander

I was 17 When I found out I was pregnant. My fiance now my husband and I had decided that we were ready to start our lives regardless of what anyone thought even though a lot of people thought we were crazy we were just living our dreams and running on faith and love. I married my amazing husband in December of 2007, and our son was Born April 12, 2008. This had to be the best day of our lives! Aleckz defiantly gave us a run for our money. I went into labor officially at Midnight on April 12, all though I later found out that I had been having contractions since about 10 o clock the previous morning! At 10 am the Dr’s told me it was time to push 4 hours went by and sure enough with the help of a vacuum my beautiful son was born weighing in at 6 lbs 4 oz and 19 in long. He was immediately taken to the NICU because they said he wasn’t breathing right. I got to see him 4 hours later. He was perfect. That night they had to put in a feeding tube because he wouldn’t eat but he ripped it out. My little man sure was a fighter.
Now at 13 months he is full of life, running around, laughing, and making everyone he meets ogle over his beautiful blue eyes, blond hair, and bright smile. I am reminded daily when I look in the mirror that my body may not be perfect but my son is =) I went from weighing 145 too on the day of labor 198 I’m done to one 160 but still not happy with my body, the stretch marks alone remind me of the battle that’s ahead of me =) All in All, I would take the stretch marks over anything to see my son Smile every single Day. He is the love of my life and the stretch marks remind me of the battle that he came from =)

in Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, NICU, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom

5 comments… add one

  • Christie Friday, May 29, 2009, 6:51 pm

    We had very similar starting and end weights and are at similar points now too! :) I am 11 months post partum. I think you look really good, I couldn’t see your stetchmarks at all. Just noticed your great tan, and your boobs look awesome too. Congratulations on your beautiful boy :)

  • maggie Saturday, May 30, 2009, 8:41 am

    you look awesome

  • Mama Sunday, May 31, 2009, 11:05 pm

    You have such a positive outlook on life! Please keep that! :D You are a beautiful woman and you sound like a devoted and loving mother! Kudos!!!

  • maddy Monday, June 8, 2009, 8:29 pm

    you really are beautiful! i had a baby girl on Apr. 05, 2009 and you and i are similiar weight and shape. It gives me hope to see your pic. Maybe in a year i will look like you. It will be a long year :-( but after seeing your post i feel optimistic. Thank you!!

  • Rila Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 8:15 am

    Thanks for story, you look good.

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