9 Months PP (Rochelle)

When I was 14 I was raped by my father (who is now in jail for it) and life just seemed to have left me after that. One night I went for a walk to clear my head like almost every night and ran into someone who changed everything. I was only 15 when I got pregnant with my beautiful son. I was afraid but I trusted his father to be by my side. At about 8 months pregnant he had cheated on me which caused the relationship to end. With all the bad times I was facing I cried nearly every night. Every time I cried or just got mad at the world my son would kick and move around as if to let me know someone was there. Even though i got back with his father a couple months after he was born he left to another city so the past seven months i raised him myself. He will be back soon to help though!! I live with my mom on the agreement that I do chores and babysit when needed. Other then that I haven’t went out once on my own since his father moved.
My breasts are now completely covered in stretch marks and have headed south I’m afraid. (I also breastfed & still am!) They were once a very perky 34D. I also got stretch marks on my butt & thighs, but i didn’t get stretch marks on my stomach til the last few weeks. I think that when i decide I’m through with children and a bit older i’ll get a breast lift. I hate the fact I can’t wear the clothes I use to without embarrassment of the stretch marks or that I can’t go braless. I was thinking to maybe try to wear a bikini though after I find some more empowerment. Thankfully I have a high metabolism. 111 lbs prepregnancy, 143 near the end, & currently 103 at 5’3″. Also he was 8lbs & 3oz & I love him more then anything else.

Age: 16
PP: 9 months
Number of Pregnancies: 1

1.) Before
2.) Day of Birth
3.) Tummy 9month pp
4.) another tummy
5.) boobs
6.) inner thigh
7.) outer thigh
8.) After (9 month pp)
9.) the most precious gift in the world

13 thoughts on “9 Months PP (Rochelle)

  • Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

    You are an inspiration. I’m sorry for the hand life dealt you, but you are a strong spirit. Sometimes we have to grow up before our time, but sometimes it turns out for the better. Keep your head up and focus on your beautiful baby. Your very young still, so your body will heal faster and eventually your stretch marks will fade. The changes that come from being a mother are hard. It was hard for me to deal with at the beginning and I swore I was never going to have anymore children; 5 yrs after my first I had my second which was planned. So don’t give up yet, you are beautiful the way your are, you just need to see it.

  • Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Empowerment… I think you have a lot of power in yourself, you just do not see… yet. You went through alot even before being pregnant, now you are a mom with the focus of caring for your son (who too cool!). You had the courae to share your story and post on this site. AND you are breastfeeding and state you are going to do so… excellent!! All this says power to me.

    To you and all moms HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY!!

  • Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    You look really great, sorry the past has been so tough for you, and hopefully you are a stronger person and you can pass that to your beautiful baby! Your stretch marks are alot like mine and trust me no one really notices them unless you point them out, keep you head up and dont be afraid of that bikini!

  • Friday, May 8, 2009 at 6:44 am

    You looks just as great now as you did before!!! You are so brave to have come through all that happened to you. I had simmilar childhood experiences to those you described and had a really tough time too. But we both know we are survivours and that makes us special. And you should feel empowered that you have over come such bad times. I wish you and your gorgeous baby all the luck in the world. But please think about this, are you wanting a breast lift to impove your body, or are you swapping mental scars for physical scars? I wanted to have surgery too until I relised I was trying to fix what was on the the inside by changing the outside. Good luck XXX

  • Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7:58 am

    You are beautiful,
    stay strong.

  • Friday, May 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Wow, you are a beautiful person in side and out, and your son is a treasure. I am also breastfeeding my 9 month old -we should be proud for ourselves, especially you -young mums get such are given such a hard time, but your strength is inspiration to the rest of us young and old. your son will grow up proud of his wonderful mother.

  • Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    You are so awesome! Stay true to yourself and be strong. You did it once, you can do it again. what an inspiration you are Rochelle and your boy is beautiful.
    Fiona, Hamilton, New Zealand

  • Monday, May 11, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Rochelle you & your son are gorgeous & I think your body is doing great! I wish I was as slim & fit looking as you are… after I had my son I definitely filled out a bit heheh. I just turned 19 a few weeks ago so I’m young like you too & know how you must feel. I didn’t have quite exactly your experience, but I hope everything works out for ya. I’m still with the father (he’s my hubby!) so I hope yours is good too. I’d be careful with guys that leave & come back tho… like why didn’t he just stay around the first time? If he didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to be with you & your son when you were pregnant, what is going to change that now? aaaanyway I’d love to talk to you some more so feel free to email me @ xxpattyxx18@yahoo.com !!!
    <3 Patty

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I’ve had 3 babies, and have new stretch marks with each one. They do fade over time, though they won’t ever be totally gone. Tanning makes them more noticeable, so use your sunscreen!

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Your story made me tear up. I hope you find peace. Your baby is totally adorable, and it’s incredible that your difficult journey has gotten you to him. I hope you think it’s worth it. I think you’re an inspiration and you’ve already endured so much at such a young age. You’re still very beautiful. Honestly, you’ve got an enviable postpartum body. But beyond that, you’ve got so much strength and that makes you all the more beautiful.

  • Friday, May 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    The life you live has been a challenge but the life you brought into this world will always be thankful for the gifts that will help empower his strength and knowledge through you. You made me feel good about your hope for a better future.

  • Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    you are very much beautiful. forget about you past and keep trust on future.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

    You look great!I hope I look this good! Thanks for sharing you story!

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