Gaining Acceptance and a Little Appreciation (Anonymous)

Number of pregnancies/births: 2/2
Currently 3 weeks pp: weighing 166 pounds
Weight before pregnancy #2: 155 pounds
Weight on delivery day (40 weeks prego) 194 pounds
Height: 5’10”

After my first pregnancy I realized soon into my pp days that I was “cursed” with this saggy, wrinkly skin and horrendous stretch marks. I was convinced that I was no longer attractive, not now and never would be again. All of my two piece bathing suits went to good will. Not that I was ever completely satisfied with my body, being the typical young female and all, but I had it in me to appreciate my flat stomach and I had pretty nice boobs… Now both of those are no longer in existence. After breast feeding number 1, my boobs sag a bit. Now 3 weeks pp with number 2, I am being reintroduced to my saggy belly. Surprisingly enough, as I look at it now it doesn’t seem as bad as I thought of it the first time around. I think a lot of this has to do with this site and all of the wonderful women sharing their stories/pictures/encouraging words/words of wisdom… Even from the youngest of moms!! When I found out I was prego again, I remember saying to my husband “I promise after this one I will get into the best shape of my life and schedule a total mommy makeover…” he just rolled his eyes and tried to convince me that he finds me attractive and surgery is not needed… Yea right, I thought. Well, no longer do I feel I need a total mommy makeover. I have two beautiful girls. I know too many girls who can’t have kids and would die for my saggy skin so they can hold their newborn in their arms… As I hold my three week old in my arms, and I play with my toddler, I remind myself how blessed I am… Life is crazy hectic but these two beautiful girls are my world and I wouldn’t trade anything for that! Here are some photos 3 weeks pp with number 2… I do still plan to work out and eat healthy so I have a ways to go but I’ve gained acceptance and a little appreciation… Thank you to all who have shared and commented….

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3 thoughts on “Gaining Acceptance and a Little Appreciation (Anonymous)

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Holy boobies! Your boobs don’t look like they sag one bit!! Go you hot Mama!!

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    You look AMAZING especially the boobs! Isn’t it easy to accept the saggy skin and stretch marks the second (or for me – the third) time around? Treasure your beautiful girls at this busy, hectic stage in life since they grow up way too fast! Keep listening to your husband’s words of love on the “downer-days” of PP. You’re lovely because of the imperfections of pregnancy! Personally, though, I think you look great!

  • Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    You look so good! Honestly!

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