I am a first time mother at 34. I’ve been looking at the entries on this blog since before I became pregnant. It has definitely helped me get a realistic sense of the changes that occur during and after pregnancy. My biggest surprise was the change in my nipples. Pre-pregnancy I had small, almost flat nipples. I was afraid that I would have trouble breastfeeding. I should not have worried. During pregnancy, not only did my breasts grow about 2 cup sizes, I also grew big “outie” nipples. My son has no trouble latching on. I had a relatively easy pregnancy. I thought that I was going to get through it without stretch marks, but around week 38 they started to show up. I was induced 11 days after my due date when I started leaking amniotic fluid, and gave birth 14 hours later. I gained 30 pounds and immediately lost 23. I’m now 11 weeks post partum, breastfeeding and slowly getting back to my pre-baby weight – if not shape. The pictures are at 6 weeks, 40 weeks, 11 weeks post partum, and my little boy nursing.