I wanted to share pictures of my belly. I have had five children, all were born 2 years apart. I nursed for almost 8 years straight, with child-led weaning.
I gained about 30-35 pounds with each pregnancy. It took about 2 years after my last child was born to get down to a size 4. I am happy with my weight at 120.
I would love to have another baby…would like to get pregnant again this summer. I am blessed with a high metabolism and lose weight pretty easily, however I have not always had a good body image. I was anorexic in 9th grade and weighed 94 lbs. Everyone in my class was jealous and told me so. Isn’t that sad? After my last child was born, I weighed the most I ever have in my life at 155. I didn’t care, I was SO happy to have him! I am now a vegetarian and find that this
diet has greatly improved my health and kept weight from creeping back. For years, I had a pregnancy website because we have our babies naturally, at home. My husband caught two of his children as they slid from my body…that is the most beautiful way to have a baby! My
oldest son was born at the hospital and my daughter chose to arrive in the front seat of our car on the way to the hospital, thus leading me to a beautiful and amazing journey in trusting myself and my body, learning that birth works and finding my faith in God. I love my body because it grew and brought forth life. It sustained life through years of nursing. It is strong and capable…I love being a woman! I am not perfect, but I am happy and in love. I love my simple life in
the country, homeschooling my five children. I love the natural life…picking wild blackberries and pecans/walnuts and persimmons on our five acres of land…laying in the sun, enjoying nature and the simplicities of life…like children laughing and birds singing…I think we focus too much on how we look…learn to enjoy the simple things, for they truly are the grandest of all! ~Peace~