For the first months postpartum, I developed a low self esteem about the way my body looked. I now had a pouchy tummy and a spare tire around my waste. I felt self consious and embarrased about my post baby body. Although I didn’t get many stretch marks, (well, a few on my thighs…) I gained nearly 70 pounds during pregnancy with the onset of Preeclampsia. After giving birth I lost 45 lbs with in the first 2 weeks. Here I am 9 months postpardum, and 25 lbs heavier than when I started. When I got pregnant I wore a size 6 and now I am a size 10, and I really don’t mind the extra baby weight. I feel like I wear it proudly and have a beautiful son to show for it. I am proud to be a mother and have accepted my body’s new curvier shape. What a wonderful website for sharing the “real” look of motherhood!!!