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Being a Mommy (Michelle)

I have always struggled with my body image. As a teenager and a young adult, what I saw looking back at me in the mirror was alway a bit distorted. After gaining 46 pounds with my first and right now only pregnancy, I had to let myself become ok with the idea that my body will never be quite the same. This first picture was taking 5 days before my beautiful baby girl Grace was born. I remember looking in the mirror at my belly, thinking oh my it is so big but at the same time I had never and will never feel that beautiful. For once in my life I was ok with who was looking back at me in the mirror. I had found my purpose in life, and with that a peace came over me. Now 3 months later, I am still breastfeeding and loving every minute of it. I have a new look on life and my body, I still struggle with the way it looks sometimes but truely I think my body is quite incredible for growing this beautiful little human whom I adore so much. The second picture is of my daughter when she was one day old.

(Professional photographs by www.RachelJacobsPhotography.com. Posted with permission.)

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4 comments… add one
  • Autumn Saturday, March 31, 2007, 5:16 pm

    the first picture is gorgeous!

    what a beautiful baby! :)

  • marjorie Saturday, March 31, 2007, 5:29 pm

    You look great in the first picture and really your tummy isn’t that big. I’ve seen bigger ones (mine!) And your baby is lovely. Enjoy your breastfeeding time with her, it’s such a special bonding time. I had three children and I was always a bit sad when breastfeeding came to an end.

  • Shana Sunday, April 1, 2007, 7:42 am

    Oh, Your baby is beautiful!!! And the picture of you is stunning.

  • Brittany Sunday, April 1, 2007, 7:50 pm

    Such a beautiful belly and baby :)

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