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There is Beauty in My Flaws (Melissa)

so here is a picture of my two sons and myself…my lovely tummy after the damage of having two children in under a year..exactly 11 months to the day apart to be literal. To my boys, I am the most beautiful mommy in the whole world and when they ask me about my stretch marks or extra skin, I tell them that it’s from them growing in my uterus and my body stretching to give them the best home I could. They love to look at pregnant bellies, watch the birthing video’s on youtube and we talk about THIS baby *my third* growing inside my tummy now. My kids don’t look at my tummy with shame, they look at me with pride and knowledge..they know I gave them my body and in turn, they give me their love. I am proud to carry my flaws, they are a small price to pay for the love I get in return. ~Melissa

in Belly, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Reader's Favorite, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

9 comments… add one

  • Jenny Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 11:55 pm

    your kids are absolutely adorable, i hope you have a happy and healthy third pregnancy!

  • Angeline Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 2:46 am

    Wow that’s beautiful!!! Its great to see a beautiful women bringing men-to-be into this world with a REAL view upon womens bodies!! Well done mamma!!

  • lisa Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 7:50 am

    the way you put it is so beautiful! i wish everyone could look at it your way! i am one of the “lucky” ones who bounced back quickly – into my regular clothes and weight within about a week of giving birth, even after the second pregnancy which was twins. but even if i hadn’t i agree with you – i’ll take the trade anyday!

  • Candice Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 8:06 am

    You have a wonderful, refreshing attitude and you are teaching your boys the truth. You and your boys are beautiful!

  • jade Monday, February 2, 2009, 12:33 am

    this made me cry
    i hate my belly.
    but i am slowly learning to get over it, i have a beautiful child in the end

  • Mama Leche Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 4:47 pm

    Thank you. Your attitude is truly beautiful and I love that your sons know you gave them your body.

  • laura giffard Friday, March 27, 2009, 3:30 am

    thank you, ive just had my third child 12 weeks ago and ever since my first ive hated my body as i cant see my pubs anymore it hags so low but finding this site has made me realise i shouldnt worry and starve myself i should love my body for what its given me three gorgeous perfect kids (my partners happy to as he hates how i see myself as he loves his ‘waterbed’ as he calls it and hates the fact i dont thanks you look great

  • Anonymous Sunday, March 29, 2009, 10:25 pm

    Your boys will grow up to be some wonderful men who appreciate a real woman’s beauty instead of what is portrayed as beautiful on TV, magazines etc. I tell you, you are truly beautiful, and I would love to have the confidence you do.

  • Bevin Saturday, December 12, 2009, 2:41 pm

    You are beautiful, inside and out.

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