I am the proud mother of a 2.5 year old boy and a 5 week old boy. My first pregnancy I got one tiny stretch mark on my left side and a slight mark on the top and bottom of my belly button, which was not noticeable at all afterward. I was so proud of that one on my side, I felt like it was the mark my precious little boy left to remind me of the time I nurtured him in my womb. I just gave birth to my second precious little boy, and he made a lot more of a mark during his stay! Here is a picture of what my belly looks like now. He stretched his brothers marks way further and added three of his own on my right side. Though I was sad that I won’t ever look the same in a bikini, this site really reminded me what an honour those marks are to carry. Some women try for years and desperately want a child but are unable, imagine what they would give to have a mark like mine. I am so blessed and honoured to have birthed two beautiful children, one natural in the hospital, and the second natural at home. They are my biggest pride and joy, and I embrace everything about being a mother….even my new body.