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Beauty in my Belly (Stephane)

This photo is taken of my baby belly with my first child. I gained about 40lbs with Lily. For me weight gain is hard, I have been overweight and it is difficult to watch the scale tip every week. At the end I had this gorgeous little girl, it was hard to look in the mirror but it was easy to love her and not think about it when I held her. I lost all of my weight with an additional 20lbs with breastfeeding. I am very motivated to get my body moving after this baby. I just want to feel great about my body with clothes off—because my husband and myself are the two people that matter the most. My husband says he loves me, I should be happy even if I am not perfect etc. For me it is difficult to feel confident when I cannot fit into clothes without tucking my pooch and a little extra skin. I am pregnant with my second baby. I am learning to love my body. I do desire a mini tummy tuck should the skin apron look too horrid after this baby, however if I want more children it may have to wait. Stephanie







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  • Sarah Thursday, October 18, 2007, 3:18 pm

    What a beautiful little girl and congratulations on the new pregnancy! You look absolutely beautiful!!!!

  • elizabeth Saturday, October 20, 2007, 8:25 pm

    You are gorgeous!!

  • happy mama Thursday, October 25, 2007, 6:53 am

    I too have been overweight in the past, and I know what you mean about the fear in watching those scales crawl up… It is terrifying after you’ve worked so hard to lose.

    BUT, that said, you look great. Your post-partum pictures are beautiful – you look healthy and happy. You’ve done an amazing job already, losing 20 pounds plus the preg weight!!

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