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16weeks pg 2.5 years after c-sec (Anonymous)

these are two pictures of my belly. i am a plus size mother or MOS (mother of size). with my first daughter i had a c-sec due to my blind trust in the medical community. the babe in my belly will be a HBAC, or homebirth after cesarian. i had my first in July of 04 and this babe is due July of 07. these pictures were taken at 16weeks and 5 days past LMP.
my belly sags, my guts are pushed up high from my uterus, i have TONS of stretchmarks, and cellulite. but i LOVE my body. i love my curves, i love my mama stripes, as my daughter calls them. i love watching my belly swell and my breasts grow and change. i love my body more now than when i was a size 12 in highschool. it has carried children and nourishes them, and provides comfort and warmth to them. my body is the Goddess in form.



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  • cristin2324 Friday, March 16, 2007, 3:56 pm

    Love your line “I am the Goddess in form.” And you look great.

    I look like the Venus of Willendorf but I’ve never had children… oh well.

  • Leigh Friday, March 16, 2007, 10:09 pm

    You go, HBAC Goddess! Me too!
    Your body is lovely, pure and smooth with beautiful color. :) No wonder you are proud.
    Good luck on the HBAC…we will change the face of birth, one successful homebirth at a time.
    XOXO

  • Lil Monday, March 19, 2007, 6:36 pm

    RIGHT ON GODDESS MOTHER!!!!

  • Jess Sunday, July 1, 2007, 7:30 am

    Thanks for posting! I am also a MOS and I feel beautiful too!

  • Drea Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 9:47 am

    Its so nice to see someone with such confidence after becoming a mother. I wish I had your confidence! BTW cute tattoo! Is your ring a tattoo 2?

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