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The new body that my son gave me (“Anonymous”)

Age: 18
1 pregnancy, 1 birth
6 weeks postpartum
Teen mom

Me and my sons father were together for 8 months when I knew he was the one I wanted to spend my life with, despite our age difference (I was 16 he was 21) we were madly in love with each other. He never pressured me into doing anything that I wasn’t comfortable with. When I was good and ready, I chose for him to be the one I gave my love to. We used protection maybe 5 times and after that it was just very uncomfortable and painful I never got use to them (condoms). My parents and his parents have a good history together practically best friends but one day when I didn’t come home, I was kicked out of my home, but he was there with open arms as were his parents. Our parents talked and even though it was hard my mother let her last baby leave the nest. Me and my parents are very close and we have unconditional endless love for each other. Ok back to us…we lived with his parents for a short time and then moved into a place of our own. We had unprotected sex for a whole year until we decided to have a baby :) January of 2009 I took 3 pregnancy test and all three were positive, we were both so happy and overwhelmed we didn’t hesitate to spread the news. Both our parents were filled with joy and supported us all the way. I delivered a beautiful baby boy September 2009, I had a great delivery with no complications what so ever. I had no idea what it felt to be a mother until they brought my little man and I held him for the first time, it was love at first site yet again. Before I was pregnant I weighed 150 pounds I’m 5’9 so I didn’t look bad at all but for the whole year that me and my boyfriend lived together I went from 150 to 185 :( sad i know. I still didn’t look so bad and I actually liked the way I looked at 185, for the first time I was actually kinda curvy. The day of delivery I weighed over 250 pounds I wasn’t so surprised since I ate everything in site when I was pregnant. I left the hospital probably about 15 pounds lighter and with a belly full of stretch marks, today I’m 6 weeks postpartum and 200 pounds so I lost a couple pounds yay :) I thank this site for helping me cope with my new body, us women have such a special power, we bring breathing, crying, kicking, screaming life into this world and we should be proud. Here are a few pictures of me before pregnancy during and after. I’ve also included a picture of my uneven boobs that look awful but I would go through this all over again just to see my beautiful son every day. Thank you every one and god bless :)

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14 comments… add one

  • Becki Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 11:07 am

    Thank you so much for sharing!! Your story is a lot like how I think mine will be, but I think you look fabulous! I was 5’9 and 180 pre-preg and now I am 6 months along and a little over 200 already. I’m sure I will be up around 220 by the time I deliver if not more!!

  • Tatianna Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 12:30 pm

    wow, sounds like me!!! expect me and my hubby wanted to have one after like 3 months, and tried for a month and got preggo right away. i weighted abour 150 and 230 when he weas born. now preggo with baby number two, 15 weeks, my little boy just turned one, and i weigh 168- ive lost 20 pounds since getting pregant, but im still breastfeeding so maybe thats why.
    good luck, your sterch marks will fade, just like mine did!!!

  • Sarah Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 8:24 pm

    Congratulations! I’m glad to hear that you had a positive experience in being a teen mother. May you have a blessed experience and a wonderful holiday season.

  • Anonymous Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 8:35 pm

    Your story is similar to mine. BTW, I think your stretch marks are awesome. I’ve never seen any like that. They look like angel wings. I know that’s weird to say, but I think they’re cool. lol

  • bj Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 11:52 pm

    your boobs are perfect….!

  • marlene Friday, December 25, 2009, 8:10 pm

    I think you look good and the most important thing is that you got a healthy baby.

  • Kelaiah Lynn Saturday, December 26, 2009, 10:57 pm

    Congrats on motherhood Mamma, and your “baby stripes” have a beautiful pattern!

  • Roger Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 3:22 pm

    Very beautiful Areolas!, Are they bigger sized before pregnancy???

  • maggie Thursday, December 31, 2009, 9:58 am

    you are so young to be a mom already. but it’s great to hear what a good outlook you have about your body and your relationship. good luck and congrats

  • frankiedoodle Thursday, December 31, 2009, 10:09 pm

    You look and sound just like me, bodywise. And your stretch marks ARE pretty. Very unique. My baby is 4.5 months now and I am *starting* to lose weight, but I am still at 238. I was also 150 pre-pregnancy. Are you breastfeeding? I am, and I think the weight doesn’t want to come off yet!

  • Izzy Saturday, January 2, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I want to thank every one for their support I really appreciate all the nice things said to me…..to frankiedoodle…yes I am breast feeding I don’t know why any one wouldn’t want to its the most healthiest and greatest thing you can give your baby :) but I totally know what you mean the weight just seems like it doesn’t want to come off but like I’ve heard, it takes 9 months to pack on the pound we should at least give it 9 months for them to come off lol if I’m not down in 9 months thats when I’ll worry lol im stuck at 195 the scale won’t seem to tell me any less or any more :( don’t worry I know we can do it try drinking a glass of warm water early in the mornings I know it sounds crazy but my mom swares it helps with weight loss and it helped me when I just had my baby I lost over 40 pounds the first month 1/2 good luck :))

  • Sam Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 8:17 pm

    WOW! Your story is so simular to mine its crazy! I just cant believe it…

    I was 16 when i met my husband and he was 21, we were dating for 8 months and found out we were pregnant…

    Though… he got in a fight with his mom and moved in with me, when I was 30 weeks pregnant we got our own place.

    I just cannot belive how simular our stories are…

    Its like almost every detail of my life but flip flop.


  • Sam Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 8:18 pm

    Oh, we have been together for 2 years and married for 1 in june!

  • Samantha Monday, May 7, 2012, 10:45 pm

    This was my pre body just like yours. I gained so much weight! I went from 110 to 200 lbs! it was an insane amount. I gave birth to my son at 8lb 11oz.

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