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tummy!!! (Anonymous)

March 3, 2008

I am a healthy 33 year old woman with a beautiful 6 moth old baby boy!!! when i was pregnant my tummy got enormous,people would ask me if it was twins!!!! i was so worried about getting stretch marks i bought all the creams and obsessively checked my tummy for marks every day! i didn’t get any until the last month and i thought iwould be devastated but instead i was so excited about being a mum the few marks became less and less significant as time went on. giving birth was the most amazing yet demanding thing i have ever done in my life. liam was perfect and beautiful. then i had to look at my post pregnancy body!!!! it takes some time to accept that your body has changed. i did go through a bit of a low point but each time i just had to look at liam. my body is not the same as it used to be but i have learned to love it more and accept that there is no such thing as perfection!!!!! becomming a mother is more than just giving birth to life it is about feeling proud of your body and how amazing it is and accepting that even if you are not perfect you are beautiful.

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4 Responses to “tummy!!! (Anonymous)”

  1. Sarah Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Liam is beautiful and you look awesome! I really don’t see any stretchmarks at all! That’s the great thing… you would have to get very close to see any… they fade with time. You look great!

  2. Judi Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Reading your story and looking at your pics Pre-pregnancy it was as if you were telling my story. Well put…thanks for giving me hope that I will feel better as time goes by and will be able to accept it the stretch marks and the changes a little more each day. For me it only has been 6 weeks pp and like you I had pride in body before pregnancy especially my 4 pack abs. Developing stretch marks in my nine month has cause me to feel so down especially like you said looking at past pics. The only thing cheering me up is my son. By the way you look fabulous for 6 months…I am hoping to get there shortly myself.

    The weight etc doesn’t bother me hard work and dedication will make it bounce right back…I did gain 60 and was a size 1-2 prior to getting pregnant.

    I have been trying to research any cream on the internet so that I can show off my abs again and fade these stretch marks.
    Any mothers out there reading this if you have any tips on what you use to help the stretch marks fade faster please post it and share.

    Many thanks

  3. Krissy Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    wow, you look great and you know it! i love that!! Good for you!

  4. Fia Says:
    March 4th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    We’re never perfect. Ever. We always change, and that’s our purpose, to grow, help others through our growth, and make a better world. You look good, especially since you’ve created life. =)


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