Finding beauty in every imperfection (Jordan)

Age: 20
Number of pregnancies and births: 2,1
6.5 months pp

I’m going to start off by saying, this site is amazing, i absolutely love it and visit at least twice a week. I’ve posted once before at four months pp and here i go again. I am now six and a half months pp and am 10 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight. It’s not really a goal for me anymore, i spend my time concentrating on my son, not my calorie intake and i’m kinda on the eat what i want diet. I guess I’ve always had kind of a high metabolism, i don’t gain a lot of weight, i just don’t lose any either :P

This summer i have been brave enough to wear my bikini (Yes, in public). I have stretch marks on my tummy, and i am not ashamed. I was somewhat unhappy with my “mother body” at first. Having the body of a teenager and seeing it change into the figure of a woman takes some getting used to. I see that i am still sexy, just in a different way. I wish that all of you would feel this way about your bodies. Appreciate your bodies, they gave you the greatest gift of all, the gift of giving life. So what you aren’t perfect. You will never be perfect, neither will I. Not because it isn’t possible. In our heads, we will all reach some sort of perfection. But simply because it doesn’t exist.

I am a stay at home mom, I love spending the day with my sweet boy but i wouldn’t mind getting a job. I miss it a little, even. I’m just a tad bit nervous about daycare.

Colin is a happy, healthy momma’s boy (daddy doesn’t spoil him as much as i do). He will be 7 months old in 2 weeks, i can’t believe it.. time flies. He weighs 24 lbs even and is 28 inches long. He is smart, and i couldn’t be more proud of him.. he is now saying “ma-ma” “ba-ba” and “hi”. He is sitting up all by himself and he loves sitting in his play pen playing with all his toys, his jumperoo and moving around the house in his walker.. We have been working on crawling, but no luck yet.. if you have any advice it would be much appreciated.

I am including a few photos, so all can see my wittle piggy and my bodys journey. Thanks to everyone who read, your all beautiful mama’s!

photos: 1) one year pre-preg 2) seven months preg 3) four days pp 4 & 5) five months pp 6) pretty recent 7) up close on boobs 8) up close on stomach 9) My handsome boy

8 thoughts on “Finding beauty in every imperfection (Jordan)

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    You look beautiful! I love seeing how many mamas were inspired to get back into bikinis because of this site! :) And Colin is just adorable! Congrats!

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    You have such a cute figure :)

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    You look great… im so jealous of your boobs… and u can barely see ur stretch marks… ur baby is also verry adorable by the way

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    For sure, its much more important to focus on your little one instead of your calorie intake, much more enjoyable too: )
    You asked for a little advice on crawling and I just need to say that every baby develops at their own pace, he will get there in his own sweet time naturally… best to just enjoy where he is at because time just flys by and before you know it he will be running!
    You look lovely by the way, and good on you for getting out there in a bikini and showing your beautiful mama body!!

  • Friday, August 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

    You look so pretty, really lovely. Not just good “for having had a baby” as people so kindly tell you, just good full-stop.

  • Monday, September 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    You look FANTASTIC! I too have had two children….you look great. :) Beautiful.

  • Monday, November 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    You look amazing… and have inspired me to get into the bikini this summer… without wearing anything over the top. Thankyou, beautiful lady

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    You look awesome! Before and after baby!! Your post is very inspiring and encouraging. . Thanks for sharing and your lil man is adorable.

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