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This is a shot of my belly at 31 weeks. All the stretch marks are from my first pregnancy, three years ago. I stretched out so much from the first one that, as of yet, I have developed no new stretch marks.

I was 18 when I had my first. So, just because you’re young doesn’t mean your body is going to be flawless afterward. I lost all my pregnancy yet and then some, but my belly remained wrinkly and saggy. It took me a while to accept that it would never be smooth. But now, I realize that I am beautiful. As my husband continuously tells me, my stretch marks are a reminder of the miracle I created.

in Belly, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Teen Mom
3 comments… add one
  • Autumn Friday, December 15, 2006, 4:13 pm

    you and your tummy are beautiful!

  • Jordan's mommy Friday, December 15, 2006, 10:38 pm

    My best friend…you are beautiful inside and out.

  • Erin Thursday, August 14, 2008, 6:14 pm

    I always think of my stretchmarks as a badge of what my body has done and is capable of.

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