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Third Time Mum (Anonymous)

August 11, 2008

I met my husband when I was 17yrs and he was 21yrs. This September we have been together 18yrs, and married 12yrs We had our first child when I was 23yrs. We were the only ones in our peer group to have a child that young, even though in reality, it isn’t that young! Our oldest son is now 11.5yrs old. My daughter was born 3yrs later when I was almost 27yrs, she is now 8yrs. We had one of each, and thought we were finished having babies. Then, we accidently got pregnant with our third! He has been the light of our lives, we are so blessed to have him join us. The baby was born at home last August, unexpectedly breech (I have included a photo of him with his feet near his head just after the birth!). My body has evolved over the years and the children. I am 5’2″ and in the last 18yrs, I have fluctuated in weight from 47kg – 67kg. I have breastfed all of my children till they were preschoolers, and have birthed all of my babies vaginally. I got stretchmarks each time, but not too many. Just enough to remind me of the amazing job my body has done in nourishing my family over the years. I am happy with my body. Sure, I would love to lose a few pounds, but if I had to stay how I am now for the rest of my life, that would be fine by me. pix are 25wks pg, 38wks pg, 39wks pg, 15 mins after the baby was born at home, and the last two were taken last month, 9.5mths after the birth.

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9 Responses to “Third Time Mum (Anonymous)”

  1. Danica Says:
    August 12th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I love the bath photos! What a happy baby! Congratulations!

  2. beki Says:
    August 12th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    you look fabulous! i love the picture of you and your youngest in the tub its beautiful and the pic of of him just after the birth is just lovely.

  3. Lexi Says:
    August 12th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    What great pics, that last is a sweet one!! He is all smiles!!

  4. MilkMama Says:
    August 12th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Yowch! Breech baby! Good thing he wasn’t your first so you were able to push him out without too much trouble. He is gorgeous, by the way. You are a beautiful mother! How wonderful that you breastfed so long!

  5. Joanne Says:
    August 13th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    What wonderful photos. You are definitely blessed, he is so sweet and you are absolutely beautiful!

  6. Shannon Says:
    August 14th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I just love hearing about homebirth moms. Kudos!!

  7. Ashley Says:
    September 5th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Love the pics…you and your baby is beautiful!! And to have a breech home birth….your amazing!! So inspirational to many!! Congrats on such a wonderful family!

  8. loz Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures it is amazing how our bodies evolve over time but also how our own opinions of ourselves change and we become accepting of our true self marks of honour and all.

  9. Megan Says:
    November 16th, 2008 at 8:48 am

    sooooooo beautiful!


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