I try and embrace the stretch marks bestowed upon me by my first pregnancy. I read your submissions and envy those who are truly happy with their bodies and hope someday I will be as well. I am now pregnant with our second child and I am dreading the weight gain and stretch marks. Thankfully no new ones have shown yet, but I know as I get further along, they will come. My son (and the one on the way) are WELL worth it, but I have to admit, I hate the way I look now and often wish I could have my old body. I have posted a picture of me a little more than 1/2 way into my second pregnancy and a smaller ‘before’ picture. Maybe posting these will bring me a step forward to loving my body.