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27 year old mommy to 5. Comfortable in her Skin (Anonymous)

I am a 27 year old mommy to 5 that are 7, 4, 3, 3, and 7 months. I worried with my first pregnancy that I would never be beautiful again. I worried with my second pregnancy that I was right. I worried with the twins’ pregnancy that my husband would believe it too. And I knew with my last pregnancy that I was perpetuating a lie. My breasts sag because they nourish my chidren. My belly is embossed with ribbons of silver because my babes have graced me with riches, and my hips are padded so that my monkeys can travel there. My hands are calloused from kneading my husband’s aching shoulders and my feet are swollen from pacing the halls when my little ones are ill. My body screams WOMAN! I am not a pin-up, and am thankful for that. For those women have believed the lie themselves – or they have not found the joys I have. Either way, I am thankful for my WOMANLY body, and would not trade it for a full and perky rack, or a tight and silver-free 6-pack any day. https://wonderfullymadebelliesandbabies.blogspot.com/

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  • Kate Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 11:35 am

    You look AMAZING!! You have inspired me to take beautiful pictures like that soon (Before I deliver in 3 months) and your postpartum body is incredible! I can only hope to look even half as good as you and this is only my second baby! Congratulations on your awesome babies and body.

  • Staci Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 12:18 pm

    Thank you! I needed to hear this today! “My body screams WOMAN!” Perfect. Absolutely perfect.

  • Sarah Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 1:13 pm

    You look great! I can’t believe that body held five children! The picture second from the top is very beautiful. It brought a smile to my face. I love what you wrote. You sound like such a great wife and mother!!! :)

  • Julie Friday, May 18, 2007, 9:24 am

    I happened upon this website by accident, read what you wrote and got teary-eyed. You are so very right and I have been so terribly hard on myself (four months pregnant and a mother of a one year old).

  • Diva Thursday, May 24, 2007, 1:15 am

    Your post is amazing, and I LOVE your pictures – I don’t think I’ve ever seen such sexy bellyshots!!! You look incredible, and I think your attitude is a big part of that!! You go girl, my hat’s waaaaayyyy off to you!!! :-)

  • tracey Thursday, May 24, 2007, 6:53 pm

    you do look amazing,im just about to have number six and thats it for me.im size16 when not pregnant, have 6weeks to go and im only size18-20aussie size.you made me feel good about how i look.i just wish my partner would take some photos of me,his last chance.so i can look back and be proud of my body.ive always had body issues.thanks for giving me hope.

  • Amy M. Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 4:42 pm

    You look awesome!! I can’t believe you have had ANY children, much less 5 AND a set of twins!!

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • Allyson Monday, September 3, 2007, 8:21 pm

    Nice shots! I bet you’re a great mother!

  • Joanny Sunday, November 11, 2007, 3:40 pm

    Wow… what you wrote was absolutely amazing. I am now currently pregnant with twins and even though I have yet to gain a pound I am so worried about what ill look like afterwards. But what you wrote really made me think diferently.. Thank you. And your pictures are beautiful…

  • Karen Monday, February 18, 2008, 10:39 am

    Let’s start a revolution! I am right with you. I love that my body screams woman. I am so grateful my pregnacy finally brought me to peace with my body. I finally saw how beautiful my body was. I hope all woman will ditch the Hollywood image and discover what true beauty is.

  • Yvonne Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11:41 am

    Thanks! As a mother of three (8 lbs 10.5 oz, 9 lbs and 10 lbs 4 oz delivered naturally at 30, 32 and 36), I can testify that I had always hated my hips until the first delivery! Now, I love my womanly shape and am thankful for it! I am also grateful that their father was a man who appreciated the natural, read books on the subject and attended each labor and birth with enthusiastic support! Some of my favorite memories!

  • Shawna Thursday, June 25, 2009, 8:37 pm

    I don’t think you half to worry about striving for a six pack or a “perky rack” because you already have them. You have full, firm breats and a flat stomach and no stretchmarks. I’ am verey envious I could live with my stretchmarks but the floppy boobs…no!

  • Ashley Saturday, July 30, 2011, 9:58 am

    wow you look good! My husband saw your picture and said she has had how many kids… id love to get with her, if i was single.
    You are super sexy and a inspiration to us all.

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