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11 Months Postpartum and Very Happy With My Body (Anonymous)

I had my first baby, a little girl, at 21 years old. I had a really great pregnancy, I gained about 35 pounds and didn’t get any stretch marks on my belly, I have a few now on my boobs, but they are white and don’t bother me very much. I loved being pregnant and I would do it again in a heartbeat if we could afford it. I had a really beautiful and peaceful birth at a birthing center after only 7 hours of labor with the help of my supportive husband. I feel so proud of what my body has done, and so lucky to have given birth naturally to my beautifully baby girl, who I am still breastfeeding and loving every minute of it! I remember taking a bath at home the morning after having my baby and looking down at my body and having this amazing feeling, I felt so beautiful. I have never felt that wonderful about my body. And lets be honest, I had just had a baby so we all know I didn’t look that great. But I felt it, I felt a feeling of self acceptance, that I had never had before. I don’t know if all women go through that after giving birth but it was life changing for me, the times that i have felt the happiest and the best about myself have had nothing to do with my outer layer. Now I love my mom body, I do wish my boobs were a little more perky and didn’t have stretch marks but they been through 11 months of nursing so far so I’d like t think they are holding up just fine. These are pictures of me at 38 weeks pregnant, 40 weeks pregnant, 7 months pp, 7 months pp nursing, and 3 of me at 11 months pp.

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13 comments… add one
  • T Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 6:50 pm

    You look absolutely amazing!

  • Angele Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 7:56 pm

    Wow!! You have a killer body! Love your attitude! Very refreshing! :)

  • Nikki Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 8:00 pm

    You look so great and proud that you were able to birth naturally. I hope I’m blessed with another pregnancy one day so I can have that same experience. Good luck to you and congrats.

  • Kat Thursday, February 12, 2009, 1:50 am

    you look fab! did you use any oils or butters on your belly? can only pray to look as great as you after my first :)

  • Katy Thursday, February 12, 2009, 5:49 pm

    WOW! you looks AMAZING!

  • Lee Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 2:52 pm

    wow you are hot!

  • jess Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 11:21 pm

    WOW! this is stunning.

  • ANon Friday, February 20, 2009, 1:03 pm

    Wow, I’m jealous. You look great… How did you manage to stave off the stretch marks?

    I’m only starting to look like my old self again (naked) after the exfoiliating treatment for stretchmarks, and lots and lots of exercising, two years later.

  • Sarah Saturday, February 21, 2009, 12:56 am

    You have a beautiful, beautiful, sexy figure! :D And congratulations on breastfeeding!!! My little nurser is two and I doubt she’ll want to stop any time soon!

  • Original Poster Monday, February 23, 2009, 11:57 am

    Thank you guys for the sweet comments. My lack of stretch marks on my belly is simply do to genetics, no magic butters or oils. My sister just had her third baby and she still doesn’t have any! We are just lucky I guess!

  • Jamie Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 8:07 pm


  • Shawna Friday, June 26, 2009, 6:32 pm

    Wow, your lucky.

  • Christie Thursday, January 20, 2011, 5:01 pm

    You’re amazing. I wish I had your confidence!

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