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Bikini Ready (Anonymous)

My son was born when I was 37 and 9 months later I wore a bikini for the first time (photo to follow shortly). My whole life I’ve been self conscious of everything: my stretch marks when I was a teen, the fact that being short-waisted with small boobs just isn’t terribly flattering, those (sometimes imaginary) 5 pounds I’ve needed to lose …

Even after running a marathon, I never really liked my body, but now here I am, brand new body post baby and I love it. My tummy is a bit soft (especially if I bend over), but I have that typical woman’s figure I’ve never had: hips, a waist, and boobs that actually fill a bikini top.

Stretch marks and soft tummy be damned! Oh, and I have one more thing that makes me look awesome in a bikini: the cutest 11 month old in the world on my hip! :) Nobody even looks at me when Mr. Blue-eyed Congeniality is in the room.

We are heading to Hawaii after Thanksgiving….I’ve never walked on a beach in a bikini before (only reclined after covering “my fat thighs” just so with a towel). I got my bikini wax scheduled….look out Kauai, here I come!

in Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions
5 comments… add one
  • Berni Sunday, October 19, 2008, 12:04 pm

    you go girl!! you look amazing!! much better then me and I’m 19. I wish I had your attitude.x

  • mrs. petunia Sunday, October 19, 2008, 5:25 pm

    Honey, wear that bikini with pride! You look fabulous and your perspective is inspirational!

  • SV Monday, October 20, 2008, 4:01 am

    You look beautiful! I know you will be turning heads in Hawaii!

  • MilkMama Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 3:27 pm

    You go girl!!! Wow! You look fabulous and sexy! :D

  • andrea Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 8:34 pm

    fat thighs are you kidding me!!! you look AMAZING! I’m 21 and don’t look half that good!!!

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