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The Story of Who I Am (Corinne)

May 13, 2011

Age 33
2 children, my first is 12 years old and my second is 18 months old.
This is my 3rd pregnancy, currently 36 weeks pregnant

I posted my photos and story at 24 weeks and since then my confidence has soared. Sharing on here has helped so much. I simply adore my pregnant body, my lumps, bumps, stretch marks, scars, every part of it. I hope I hold on to this feeling and confidence after my baby is born, I want to be proud of my body and what it’s achieved. I have always believed that women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful but somehow forgot to include myself in that, but not anymore!

I have various scars on my body and they all tell a story. I have a tiny scar on one of my fingers from when I made flapjack at school, after 15 minutes I didn’t believe it was cooked so I left it in the oven for far longer and then had to cut it out of the tin with a knife, which slipped of course and sliced my finger! I have a burn scar on my arm, from the first ever roast dinner I cooked. I have a scar on the side of my stomach from when I crashed my motorbike, I slid a way down the road and my leathers moved leaving me with a hole in my side, which then had to be stitched back up. I have always been proud of these scars and then I realised I should be equally proud of my stretch mark scars, because without them I wouldn’t have my beautiful boys. They are part of the story of who I am.

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8 Responses to “The Story of Who I Am (Corinne)”

  1. Catherine S Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    These photos are wonderful. Your happiness really shows and you look amazing. So cool:) It is also great to see a post from another thirty-something mom!

  2. Kayla Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    These are beautiful maternity photos! I love the one with you smiling really big! Gorgeous!

  3. Dee Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    This website has also helped me a lot with my confidence and my general outlook about my body. You are glowing and radiant. :)

  4. Jenny W Says:
    May 15th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I love your confidence. It is inspiring, and one day I hope to think like you! lol But you truly are beautiful, and I love these pictures.

  5. Corinne Says:
    May 16th, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Thanks for the lovely lovely comments. I am now nearly 39 weeks pregnant and still waiting for my baby to arrive, I know I am going to miss my pregnant body but I am ready to see how it changes after the birth and of course I am very ready to meet my 3rd little boy. Much love and positive thoughts to everyone coming to terms with the changes that childbirth brings xx

  6. Mason's mom Says:
    May 19th, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Hey, just wanted to say, I LOVE your name! My name is Corrin too just spelled different (my mom had it spelled Corine on my birth dertificate but i changed it because everyone pronunced it wrong. Anyway, you look beatiful! Congradulations

  7. Kelly Says:
    August 24th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I wish I had found this website when I was pregnant. I have 2 children, 10 and 9 months. With my first I was only 18 years old. Much like some of the other posters on this site I only had a short time to enjoy having a pretty, attractive body and after I had my first child my stomach was ruined. When I found out I was pregnant with my second child I cried because I just knew I would be ruined even more and I was right. I did allow people take pictures of me pregnant with my second child, but I wouldn’t do the whole naked belly shot kind. Now, having read your article I wish that I would have embraced my pregnancy. It is not something horrible or gross and my body isn’t either. I am going to put a lot more effort into looking at the good parts and not focusing so much on the bad.

  8. SOAM | A Journey Through Motherhood Says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 11:24 pm

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