I have always had issues with my weight, so I didn’t think pregnancy would have a huge effect on my body.
I gave birth to my son via emergency cesarean in September 2005. I quickly realized my stomach was sagging, even at my highest weight my stomach never hung, and my stretch marks were VERY dark.
My breast had always been symetrical, but after my second child, a daughter, was born in September 2010, my left breast started producing milk at a much higher rate. Causing my daughter to nurse mainly on the left side.
By this time I was totally used to my stomach, but the huge difference in breast size took me a long time to get used too.
I recently started blogging about obesity and parenting, and I think your site is wonderful! I have been treated so horribly over the years because of my weight, but the worst came when I tried to join play date groups. Its amazing to see I am not alone!
Finding support in others who understand that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes has helped me so much. My boyfriend has shown me that it doesn’t matter what others say, I am a good mother. I carried two babies 9 months, fed them each for 2 years with my breasts (almost there with my daughter, although we’re practicing self weaning with her), and no matter what I am beautiful.
So now with a 6 1/2 year old and a 20 month old, and a new found self confidence, I’m proud to share my body including my D and B breasts.
Photo 1: 20 months PP with #2 weight 250
Photo 2: 20 months PP with #2 Weight 250
Photo 3: Breasts Left D cup Right B cup
Photo 4: Cesarean scar(had infection after 2nd, but nothing serious)
Photo 5: 20 weeks with #1 weight 182
Photo 6: 37 weeks with # 2 weight 261
Photo 7: My beautiful babies, they make it all worth it
5 thoughts on “Finally happy with myself; it wasn’t easy, though! (Susan)”
To me this is beauty beyond words. I wish I had your confidence. I’m not there yet, and it bothers me sometimes. You are beautiful and so are your babies.
Alyssa, my story is Second Chance if you ever want to check it out. :)
Your children are so adorable. They are worth all us mothers go through.
I am starting to have the same issue with my breasts. my left one is getting bigger. I’m trying to nurse my daughter more on my right side and hoping they even out. Thank you for your positive attitude. Keep it going!
My breast are different sizes too, I nursed all four of my children, and they all preferred the left, lol! You look beautiful, and your babies are adorable!
You have the right attitude. Glad you’re happy, and you have good reason!