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My Amazing Body

My body is certainly not the same as it was one year ago but in the last year it has done such an amazing thing. My body stretched to accommodate and make a 7lb 11oz baby. It fed him, kept him safe and warm, and grew his perfect healthy little body for me. After it was done with all of that it has made him the perfect food that he thrives and grows on now. How can I not love my body after all it has done? It added a few stretch marks, a little fat, some pounds that just won’t go away, and just a tad bit of extra skin. I love it anyway. Before becoming pregnant I was very unhappy with my body. I got stretch marks at puberty all over my butt and hip. My breasts were large and useless. I wore my first bikini after becoming underweight after an illness. This was the only time I loved my body. I only loved my body when it was unnaturally thin. I am now 30lbs larger and love my body again for all it has done. My body is simply amazing. My first picture is my 6wks pregnant belly, my before picture. My second picture is my 36wks pregnant belly and my third picture is my 4 months post pregnancy belly. The last picture is me, my son at 2 months old, and one of our cats.

in Before Pregnancy, Belly, First Pregnancy, Hips, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions
5 comments… add one
  • Daisy Saturday, August 30, 2008, 8:24 pm

    My favorite is the last one! We had a grey tiger cat when my first baby was born. When I went into labor, the cat climbed under the blankets (unheard of for this one) to nudge its head and paws against my belly. I think he was timing contractions!

  • ALMA Saturday, August 30, 2008, 9:14 pm

    you are right you are totally amazing and brave too!!!

  • Sam Sunday, August 31, 2008, 1:44 pm

    “How can I not love my body after all it has done?”
    Wonderful point :)

  • MilkMama Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 2:04 pm

    What a beautiful set of photos! You had the perfect pregnant belly! And now you look just as fantastic as before you got pregnant. I love everything you wrote!!! Good for you!!! :D You go, girl!

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