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I don’t have any before pix of my belly, or belly pix with my first. I became pregnant at 20 with my first, and had my 2nd at 24. They were both c-sections. I have always been heavy, but my belly looks a LOT different than before kids. I was about 180 before kids, and am about 220 now.

2nd baby, 6 weeks pregnant:

18 weeks:

29 weeks:

Almost 36 weeks, just a week before she was born:

Here I am at 19 months post-partum after 2 c-sections. My husband swears he loves my body, and his actions would agree with this, lol. I still have a hard time believing that he could find all this loose skin and flab to be beautiful, but I’m slowly accepting it myself. The trade off is worth it though because now I have 2 of the most beautiful children in the world, and I’d gladly do it over again!


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  • Livs Mommy Saturday, July 22, 2006, 8:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing your photos :) Im so glad you are starting to believe your husband and not what we are told by the idea of perfection sold everywhere. Your children will be enriched by your confidence and I know this site is changing womens thinking all over the world :)

  • Anonymous Saturday, July 22, 2006, 9:04 pm

    I swear to God you could be my body twin. You go girl, you are far more courageous than I could ever be.Valerie

  • Cesarean Goddess Saturday, July 22, 2006, 9:23 pm

    When I saw these pics I could have sworn someone snuck in and took them of me! OMGYou are brave for sharing this with all of us. Not sure if I could expose myself like that. My husband says he loves me like this too. I just shake my head and wonder if he has a fetish. LOL

  • Manic Mom Saturday, July 22, 2006, 9:38 pm

    You know what? I think these pictures are absolutely beautiful. Be proud!

  • Victoria Sunday, July 23, 2006, 5:43 am

    Thank goodness there are still some men left in the world who don’t just expect us all to be all boobs and bottoms with tiny little waists. Your next step is believing you’re as beautiful as your husband sees you. *hug*

  • Anonymous Sunday, July 23, 2006, 7:48 am

    i think that if we love our bodies, our husbands will, too. my husband loves mine, and his actions show me, just as you said yours does :)we have to be confident–and love ourselves!

  • Dee Sunday, July 23, 2006, 7:58 am

    I couldn’t believe it when I saw your pictures… I thought for a moment that someone had some how taken pictures of me naked,(without me knowing of course). I have to say that I feel much better about myself after seeing your pics. Because I know now, that there are other people who are my shape and size. Who understand how hard it is to never look good in clothes and always feel fat & ugly. I only have one child and he helped do this to my body. I wouldn’t change a thing. I can’t wait to have another baby!

  • liz Sunday, July 23, 2006, 9:45 am

    I have to agree with… what, 3 other posters? These pictures could be me. I’ve found myself identifying a bit with some of the other posts, but this one.. wow. I always hated my body, even pre-baby. Always thought it was ugly. But I never looked at it from an outside perspective. And seeing your photos… they’re beautiful! They’re womanly, and curvy, and you look soft, and touchable. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  • Dominique Sunday, July 23, 2006, 9:52 am

    Hooray for your super cool husband. Great photos and your curves rock.

  • Amanda Sunday, July 23, 2006, 11:01 am

    From your post (and 4 other comments here) I now have at least 5 women who look JUST like me!My fiance tells me he loves my body just the way it is because my body brought him his two wonderful babies. His actions also tell me that yes, he does love it.After seeing this site, and especially your post, its made me feel NORMAL. Thank you for posting these pics!

  • mcquea01 Sunday, July 23, 2006, 3:46 pm

    You totally rock. And for what it’s worth, your body looks exactly like the artists’ renditions of ideal women’s bodies centuries ago.

  • Anonymous Sunday, July 23, 2006, 6:38 pm

    You are a brave and lovely woman.

  • Anonymous Sunday, July 23, 2006, 6:55 pm

    you are seriously my hero. gorgeous curves, what is not to love? i am a mom of two (1 c-section) and share the post mommy shape. the world is a better place because of women like us. not perfect and totally and completely okay with that.

  • anna Monday, July 24, 2006, 1:02 pm

    my body looks like that, too. i haven’t had any babies though. thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of yourself.

  • Anonymous Monday, July 24, 2006, 2:35 pm

    Wow!I’d been looking at this site, but hadn’t seen anyone who looked like me until just now! We even have similar wallpaper – your pictures are what I see in the mirror every day. It feels so good to not be alone.Thank you so much for your honesty and bravery.

  • Anonymous Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 10:35 am

    Like the others, I thought this was me! I am shaped like you too. Your courage and beauty brought me to tears. I have hated my body forever, even though it gave me my two wonderful kids. Your husband is awesome – and correct. You are beautiful. Thank you for helping us see that we are too.

  • Anonymous Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 2:08 pm

    Add me to your list of body doubles…I may be a hair thinner now as I’ve lost about 20lbs recently, but I still could have thought yep that is me! You are brave to post. I have accepted my body quite well. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to improve it some as I keep exercising and improving my eating habits, but I have definitely lost the self-doubt I had right after having my dd 2 years ago.

  • Anonymous Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 5:07 pm

    Is that me?!?!LOLMy husband swears up and down that he loves my body too. And like you said, his actions definitely suggest that he’s being sincere. ;) I have a hard time understanding how… But seeing other women’s bodies that look like mine is really helping me to feel a little more attractive. THANK YOU for posting.

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