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Stretch Marks Are Beautiful! (Ashley)

August 23, 2012

Age: 22 Pregnancies: 1 Births: 1 age of child: 5 months, 5 months PP

I met my husband while working at a restaurant in my hometown. I was 16 and his parents owned the restaurant. His name is Samuel and he is 7 years my senior, needless to say, everyone doubted our relationship. However, we fell in love very quickly and dated for 3 years before finally tying the knot on June 20, 2009. Very soon after we decided to have a baby. Much to our dismay, we discovered that I have PCOS and getting pregnant would be a difficult task. Being only 19 a few doctors refused to help me (that is a whole other story). Finally, we found a truly wonderful doctor and after almost 2 years of trying we were finally pregnant! My pregnancy was very rough in the beginning. I was very ill most of the day and didn’t sleep well at night… I lost 25 pounds in 2 months. None of that mattered the minute we heard the heartbeat. My husband (who was away on business) drove all the way home to South Carolina from Ohio just the be there! It was a wonderful time… On February 6, 2012 we welcomed Sydney Elisabeth by cesarean… She was health, beautiful and BIG… 9lbs. 7oz and 22 inches long. My figured was ruined lol… At first I struggled with it but my husband is a wonderful man and he tells me everyday that I am still just as beautiful as the day he met me. Sydney is our world and I would do everything the exact same way… My stretch marks may be repulsive to some and I may never wear a bikini again but to me they are a reminder of the most blissful time of my life so far. To me and my Samuel, my body is perfect and my stretch marks are BEAUTIFUL!!

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5 Responses to “Stretch Marks Are Beautiful! (Ashley)”

  1. Amaris Says:
    August 23rd, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I don’t think your stretchmarks are repulsive. A quick search of “are stretchmarks gross” on google has taught me that a lot of the people that find them gross are young boys who have yet to see a woman’s body in real life (and yet to get their own stretchmarks from growing lol), and girls who have them but still say that they don’t (i.e. Freud’s Defense Mechanism: Projection-to attribute something about yourself that makes you anxious to another person or group so that you can dislike it freely without causing yourself even more anxiety [in a nutshell]) Your husband is right. You are gorgeous. Your stretchmarks look very light and not even noticeable, they’re like mine and I’ve never been pregnant :-D

    I love your positive attitude btw!

  2. Eli Says:
    August 23rd, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    You look great! I love your family, our story are very similar, look my post. Good bye beautiful body Hello beautiful daughter

  3. Becca Says:
    August 24th, 2012 at 2:42 am

    I agree, i have 3 kids have few stretch mark but still hubby loves me so much. Stretch mrk is a sign of being a woman who is able to conceive and give birth.

  4. eva Says:
    September 11th, 2012 at 5:04 am

    I luv ur positive attitude and have definitely picked up a few things frm u. My story is very similar to urs, my tummy used to be to die for, but not anymore, but my hubby still thinks I’m very gorgeous evn when I feel bad! Our adorable little ones r all worth it!

  5. Ashley Says:
    November 24th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I really like your blog and your positive attitude.

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