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This is me (Anonymous)

23 years old
I am now pregnant with my 3 child (10 weeks) and have had 2 births.
My 1st son is 2.9 years old and my second son is 12 months old

I have had a bad body image for such a long time. I always felt like my body was wrong after giving birth to my son. The when I gave birth to my second son I felt worst. I would look at my self and think *yuck* I could not understand why my husband thought I was so beautiful.

Then one day I decided to start looking at myself differently. If my husband could see that I am beautiful and not fat (I would always call myself fat) then why couldn’t I. So I started telling myself That my body was beautiful and that it was ok to look the way I do. A lot of the time I did not believe this.

When it was time to find a gift for my husband I wanted to give him something he would really enjoy. I kept asking him what he wanted for our anniversary and all he would say is “my wife”. So I decide to give him just that. I found someone who would do nice natural photos of me for my husband.

I had so much fun doing these photos and I started to really like my body. The photos were taken in my bedroom with natural light and no touch ups were done to my body at all. What you see is what I have. I now have a new love for my body. It’s not what it used to be but it is perfect to me.

I am sure after this baby is born my body will be different again but I am ok with that because I believe it will still be beautiful.

Christine and I have become friends after these photos were taken so she is also taking photos of me while pregnant.

in Belly, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

7 comments… add one

  • Megan Thursday, January 28, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Beautiful :)

  • Anonymous Thursday, January 28, 2010, 3:07 pm

    To see the photos you will need to click on them

  • Lindsey Thursday, January 28, 2010, 7:33 pm

    You look beautiful, and good for you for having that train of thought, I’d kill to think like you, lol. Congratulations on this pregnancy and your 2 boys. You look really great! =] And your dress is pretty ;]

  • Sarah Friday, January 29, 2010, 12:42 am

    No wonder your husband only wanted you for your anniversary! You are a sexy woman! Congrats on your new baby! Update us when he/she arrives! :)

  • Anonymous Monday, February 1, 2010, 10:00 pm

    Just putting my first post in

    23 year old mum with 2 kids. 7 months PP (Anonymous)

  • jasmine Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 12:41 pm

    You can clearly see the first photo is photshopped to make you look skinier on the side.

  • Silvia Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 11:22 am

    Thank you for the very inspirational story. I am 22 and just found out I’m expecting my second child. I’m a healthy weight but sometimes I have issues with my body. I don’t like my saggy skin on my abdomen and stretch marks. I’m trying to learn to love my body for what it has done no matter what it looks like!

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