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Trying to Deal With This New Body (Nicole)

I have known my childs father for as long as i can remember it seems. Ive never been a person that loved kids. I was the one in the family people knew not to call me because of how i was with children. I was 20 when i found out i was pregnant so i was not excatly happy when i found out. So after dealing with any easy pregnancy and a terrible labor i was left with zero self esteem. I had a belly percing that turned of to look horrible as i grew in the pregnancy plus the stretch marks.My bf tells me everyday how much he loves my body but i just dont see it. I try not to look at other peoples bodies but you really cant avoid it especially at the beach. I hope that as time goes on that maybe i love my body and see it the way that he does

~Your Age:23
~Number of pregnancies and births:1
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are:18 months

1st pic- me now and if you look carefully you can see my scar
2nd pic- me 9 months post
3rd- my lil diva

in African American, Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

10 comments… add one

  • Rachel Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7:03 am

    You look great, girl!!!

  • Amy Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 8:28 am

    You look great! And your little girl is SO cute. You are one lucky momma :)

  • Bryana Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 9:48 am

    First off, your daughter is very beautiful and has such amazing eyes!
    Second, you too, are beautiful.
    I believe that we all need to be a little easier on ourselves. We hmm and haa about our bodies and what might just happen once we get pregnant and then deliver, and think that it is some kind of curse if we develope stretch marks or wind up with a c-sec scar. But really, is that all that this is about? Is it really that important that we be flawless? Aren’t those the women that we all say “don’t look like real women, because real women have flaws”?
    Let’s take the time to love ourselves, than maybe the changes we wish to make within ourselves will come a little more easily.

  • HETAHER Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 10:32 am

    you look really nice, dont you worry about anything! lots of women would love ot look like you who HAVENT had kids!

  • Sarah Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 11:59 am

    You have a beautiful, muscular, fit body! Lucky woman! And your baby girl is so beautiful! :)

  • suzanne the shortcake Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 1:37 pm

    you look super amazing! your daughter is beautiful!
    i’m sorry you had a rough labor.

  • AC Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6:38 pm

    Your daughter is SO beautiful!!!

    I know its hard for those of us who are younger to accept body changes,but I truly hope You begin to see Yourself in a positive light.
    Also: You have killer legs !

  • Colleen Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6:52 pm

    You look so sexy! You have an awesome figure and don’t even look like you had a baby. Add to that a pretty much invisible scar and the second cutest little girl known to man (sorry, I have a daughter, and she’s always going to be cutest in my eye!), and you’re one lucky lady!

  • Sarah Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7:02 pm

    Wow. That baby is PRECIOUS.

    And as for you, you look great!

  • Tabi Thursday, September 23, 2010, 1:53 pm

    You guys are both adorable :)

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