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~



4 thoughts on “Anonymous

  • Friday, April 13, 2007 at 12:43 am

    Wow…I think I want to be just like you when I grow up! Your happiness, fulfilment, and deep love of your family and life shine through so brightly.
    I think CLW is so beautiful, and I’m planning to do so with my daughter.
    And for the record, although I agree that it doesn’t matter, I think your body is stunning!

  • Friday, April 13, 2007 at 6:55 am

    I admire you. Your inner strength and peace is most certainly observed by your children, who will benefit greatly from that example.

    And if truth be told – I am often envious of lives such as yours. Being able to stop and look around you – taking in all the little things. All too often my family gets caught up in the mad rush and we miss so many wonderful things that were in front of us all along.

    May God bless you!

  • Friday, April 13, 2007 at 11:47 am

    WOW! You look amazing! I wish I had your metabolism and genetics ;-)

  • Friday, April 13, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Beautiful. I love being reminded to just stop and smell the roses. Thank you for putting some more emphasis on “the little simple things.”

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