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25 Years old, 37 Weeks Pregnant with First Baby (Anonymous)

My husband and I tried for six months to concieve this baby and when we found out that we were pregnant, we couldn’t have been happier. Now I’m at the point where I am so anxious to have her in my arms, that’s all I think about. I started getting stretch marks around the fifth month and when I saw the first one, I think I cried for about half an hour! I would have a breakdown about my body almost every other week, but now I don’t really care anymore. I know that I am going to be a mommy and mommies are suppose to look differently than women who haven’t have children. I’ve gained almost sixty pounds now, but I know I haven’t been doing anything wrong… its just how my body is reacting to being pregnant. I already love my baby girl so much and I can’t wait to meet her for the first time!

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17 comments… add one
  • Shealene Monday, September 29, 2008, 11:09 pm

    Awe! You look so pretty and I love that shirt! Congrats on the baby and I hope you have a wonderful and safe delivery. You gotta post pics of the baby!

  • Natalie Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 12:12 am

    I LOVE your tattoo. I think you look great. The stretch marks were a shock to me, too, but honestly, I just don’t see them anymore. They are just these little silvery lines I happen to have.

  • samantha Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 7:29 am

    I love your tattoo! You look great. Good luck with the delivery!

  • Tee Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 10:06 am

    You make a beautiful pregnant woman just glowing away! As a 25 year old mother of 2 your body is going to do what it needs to do support the little one growing inside. With my first I gained 60 lbs and lost it all and then some with the second I ate right and exercised and still ended up gaining 45lbs so don’t worry too much bout it u look great!awesome tat by the way!

  • Kristen Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 12:01 pm

    awwww, beautiful, you got that mommy glow… i had that, and I was the same, I litterally oiled twice a day and didnt get any until 2 weeks before, but trust me…. once you see her…. its a worth it! your gorgeous! make sure to put after ones for us!

  • tamara Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 12:48 pm

    WOW…first off your gorgeous! and ur belly is so cute i love the tattoos…as for the stretch marks…i too got them and i think i cried everyday…because i looooved my stomach…but realized it was all for my lil man lol…now, im 9 months pp and the stretch marks have faded except for the ones on my legs…they are still very red but it will all get better in time!! im on here too under 19 and insecure (tamara) take care girl!!

  • Sam Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 2:50 pm

    You look gorgeous – and SO excited! And you’re it’s totally worth it (I’m a mum of 3 girls and am 31 weeks pg with my 4th!)

  • beki Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 10:18 am

    hey you look beautiful! i love your tattoo by the way!
    good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

  • Kathy Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 1:29 pm

    I love what you wrote, that mommies are supposed to look differently than women who haven’t had children. I think the farther along post partem I get, the more I understand and accept that.

    You are adorable, and i think you’re going to wear your new mommy suit well!

  • Maia Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 6:16 pm

    i just started week 39, and i was stretchmark-free until about a month ago. when i first saw the marks showing up on my belly, i cried too. but then i realized what you realized – that we are mothers, we are beautiful, and we should be proud. good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. you look absolutely gorgeous!

  • Shannon Thursday, October 2, 2008, 6:05 pm

    I actually teared up reading this. Your optimism is amazing. I love how you wrote that mommies are supposed to look different and it’s just how your body reacts to being pregnant. That is exactly right. We all react to pregnancy differently and we all take it differently.

    You are a beautiful young lady, with a crazy awesome tattoo. Pass this positive attitude down to your daughter, she’ll thank you.

  • Lindsay Thursday, October 2, 2008, 7:21 pm

    60 pounds where?! I think you look fabulous! And your tattoo is awesome too!

  • Rima Monday, October 6, 2008, 9:16 am

    I am so happy for you .. I hope you will always have this wonderful smile on your face..

  • Cierra Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 12:50 pm

    I gained 90lbs by the time I delivered my daughter at 40wks. I started at 107 and finished at nearly 200lbs.

    By the end of my pregnancy the doctors didn’t want to even let me eat fruit. It was very depressing because I was practically starving and I had no idea why.

    But you certainly are correct that mommies look like mommies. I used to be so concerned with my looks and my weight but thats pretty much the last thing I ever worry about anymore. Its made me feel so much better and I’ve learned to really appreciate the body I have.

    My daughter is nearly 6months and I’ve lost just over 55lbs. I’m losing it slowly but its coming off. It seems the slower I lose it the better my stretch marks seem to get.

  • Jennifer Friday, October 10, 2008, 11:45 am

    Your belly looks jut like mine did when I was prego’s a year ago. I was the same age also, lol I just turned 26 in Sept. Its not easy looking down at those stretch marks. I still Haven’t lost the baby weight. I can’t find the strength in me to motivate myself so I eat to make me feel better. Its been a tough road for me this year and last.

  • Mary Monday, October 13, 2008, 7:18 pm

    You look great! I have the same “baby love” marks and they do fade alot, I started getting them from the 2nd trimester and they kept coming, but I lost the weight and the skin pulled itself back in, you will be amazed at what your body can do!

  • jessica h. Thursday, October 30, 2008, 11:20 am

    you are so beautiful, i LOVE YOur tattoo! your stretch marks are beautiful ! they are making room for baby!

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