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I love him… just not myself (Kristine)

I gave birth to my beautiful little boy,Seth, on 10-21-07.The birth and pregnancy went perfectly and with out any pain meds(im so proud)I found out I was expecting on march 5th by accident, I took a test as a joke and I really was!!!which was a suprise because we were told i couldnt get pregnant and at 22 that was pretty devastateing.but god really does answer prayers. I didnt get stretch marks untill the last few weeks of pregnancy and everyday there was a new one and they got worse!!not my son is 2.5 months old and I can’t stand looking at myself..it bums me out hardcore..I know that it is supposed to be worth it and I dont regret Seth… I just hate how I look im only like 5lbs heavier than I started but I have a spare tire and tiger stripes…im afraid they wont ever go away…atleast I got them giving birth to the worlds most beautiful boy:)








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  • Bex Monday, January 21, 2008, 1:42 am

    You have the most gorgeous curvy hips! And the stretch marks are really not that bad – i am 24 and mine are a lot worse and my babies are 7 months old. They are starting to fade just like yours will so don’t worry! Your little boy is so adorable, especially with the bow around him! You are gorgeous, in fact i am quite jealous!!!

  • sungoddess Monday, January 21, 2008, 2:29 am

    You are both very beautiful…. if you don’t love yourself, do not blame your body. Something else is happening. You must fake it until you make it darling. Tell yourself you love yourself everyday for a week, then everyday for a month, and you’ll be inlove with you in no time at all. Be blessed… the baby does that! And he’s a right cutie too. Happy 2008!

  • rebekah Monday, January 21, 2008, 6:03 am

    You and your son are gorgeous!!!

    I have to say that you look particularly good for being not even 3 month PP. Your pelvis and hips are still in “childbirth” mode, but will go back to nearly their regular size by around 1 year PP.

    I am so happy for you, that you have a precious gift that the doctors thought would never come to be. You are a strong woman! Keep the faith, mama.

  • Emily Monday, January 21, 2008, 6:20 am

    Take heart! You have a lovely, curvy figure and an adorable little boy. From what I understand, things will continue to gradually improve, so the body you have today will not be the same one you have in one week, one month or one year. But it’s very gradual. Thank you for your honesty. It is really helpful to people such as me (5 wks pregnant; first baby).

  • gawdess Monday, January 21, 2008, 8:30 am

    He is a beautiful boy and his mother is beautiful too!

    2.5 months isn’t very long for your body to recover or for you to get used to how different you look to yourself.

    It all gets better, it really does.

    You are not alone in this.

  • Sarah Monday, January 21, 2008, 10:00 am

    You look beautiful! You have beautiful hips and a gorgeous tummy. I know it’s hard to see that now, but you must believe it for your child. Sometimes I see myself and compare myself to photos of my pre-baby girl-like figure and I don’t like what I see, but if I don’t compare myself to the child I was before I realize that I have a very beautiful figure and I must say that aloud so my daughter doesn’t believe that she is “fat” or “ugly” some day. I want to reflect beauty…FOR HER. You do look gorgeous and oh my gosh I love that photo of your little boy with the blue ribbon! What a beautiful gift!!!

    I should have mentioned that 2 1/2 months is not very long post partum! It takes a while for your body to heal. Go through the updates on the right side of the screen. There are women who have documented how their bodies have changed over TWO years or more and time really does make a difference. So does forgiveness and acceptance. Forgive yourself for not being a Vogue model (after all, who is???) and accept yourself for being a REAL woman with a REAL body and REAL curves!!! :)

  • Megan Monday, January 21, 2008, 10:44 am

    Your my post pregnancy twin girl, looking at you is like looking at my body,and you know what 8months later my stretch marks are faded and my weight has been shifted just by breastfeeding. you will bounce back eventually like me and i use to think my stretch marks were way worse than anyone else (but they are not bad at all) you know once you look back at these photos in a year you will think WOW MY BODY HAS HEALED! and it does. just be patient.

  • tam Monday, January 21, 2008, 1:43 pm

    You look really good! And your sin is gorgeous!
    Love the box of *goodies* behind you! lol

  • Thea Monday, January 21, 2008, 2:39 pm

    Wow! what I wouldn’t do for hips like that! I had my son, and I still have a boyish figure when it comes to my waiste and hip area. You’re so lucky to have the hour-glass figure!

  • Charlene Monday, January 21, 2008, 4:46 pm

    You look awesome! Especially for only 2 and a half months! You will get somewhat back to normal, I think we looked about the same at 2.5 months and I started to look pretty normal by about 4-5 months and gradually its been getting better since. I fit into my old clothes by about 5-6 months, but I still have a little pooch…my lil guy is 13 months old and I won’t lie, the pooch is hard to get rid of, but everything else resolved quite easily :) You are great the way you are, but I understand always wanting to be better, you’ll get there!

  • nadia shelton Monday, January 21, 2008, 5:27 pm

    You have a very curvy, sexy body. Also, there are woman who have much worse marks than you. Yours are not that noticeable. Either way, we are all beautiful.

  • Tanya Monday, January 21, 2008, 7:45 pm

    Wow, your son is so gorgeous! Congratulations!! :)

    You and I have similar body shapes…being a “pear” isn’t easy, but you’ve still got lots of time for it to change.

    My suggestion is to try belly dancing once you’re up to it. It has made a HUGE difference to how I see my body, and has also helped tone things up a bit! :)

  • Stephanie Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 11:46 am

    I think you have a great body. I wish mine looked that good. I do however love my stretch marks. they are a constant reminder of my son and how special he is. your son is beautiful and so are you!

  • FortunateOne Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 3:42 pm

    I think that you are courageous for going through what you did in order to bring life to such a beautiful little boy. Congratulations, you look absolutely beautiful, the marks will fade, chin up, life is good.

  • Alexis Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 3:55 pm

    You have a BEAUTIFUL shape!! You and your son are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pics!

  • Autumn Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 11:28 pm

    You really do look great and your stretch marks will definitely fade over time. Yours really aren’t as bad as you may think they are.
    By the way, your breasts are awesome. haha Mine didn’t fare as well. =P

  • dee Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 9:49 am

    I have the exact same stretch marks as you. It is hard to accept at times, but looking at my boys gets me through it. My stretch marks did start closing up so now they are white lines.. You look great for having a little baby and being pregnant, don’t be too hard on yourself..

  • Anonymous Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 11:28 am

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. You look beautiful in every way! and you also have a beautiful baby!

  • Amanda Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 5:18 pm

    Honestly, I think you have a beautiful shape. Like a real woman should have, curves in all the right places. And the stretch marks are just battle wounds, you survived something 100 years ago women were dying from

  • Stephen Thursday, January 24, 2008, 9:40 pm

    I am a the father of two older children. Your striae, soft tummy and wide hips are the proud badges of motherhood, of bringing new life into being. These features further beautify your already lovely feminine appearance, and make you so very attractive to me. Thank you for opening yourself and sharing your story and photos. Best wishes and God bless.

  • Sarah Friday, January 25, 2008, 6:59 am

    You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL! My stretch marks just remind me of how amazing our bodies really are. You’re only 3 months Post Pregnancy, so dont be so hard on yourself!

  • Lyns Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 2:13 am

    Awwww i Love the pic of your little man with the ribbon.

    All the best x

  • kristine Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 9:18 am

    i used to be really sad about how i looked in these pics…but after going through the site i feel loads better…i have learned to apreciate how truly lucky I am just to have seth and that I should wear my stretch marks with pride..and that i am lucky to have curves some ppl would kill for….thank god for this truly wonderfull site

  • Diana Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 4:42 pm

    Please do not be so hard on yourself! Look at you! Your body is just beautiful! The curves are sexy and so attractive! The stretch marks will fade in time. But remember this, those marks are badge of courage, a symbol of life that you created. Be proud of them. So I say to you, love your body. Embrace yourself. You have such a lovely figure. Remember that. Best wishes to you and your little one. Health and happiness :)

  • Alicia Monday, February 4, 2008, 12:34 pm

    You’re beautiful! Just give yourself some time. Your body is still healing from the beautiful yet tough acts of pregnancy and birth. It was hard for me to accept th changes with my body too, but in time I came to love it because it gave me my beautiful little guy. I created a life! (You did too!) And I think the changes are well worth it. (((HUGS)))

  • Jaime Monday, March 24, 2008, 11:17 am

    I WISH I had your curves, girl!!! I have absolutely NO hips and after 2 kids, all that belly skin has nowhere to go but down. :)
    You look fantastic.

  • kristine Monday, March 31, 2008, 4:44 pm

    I am commenting on my own thing again..teehee…I just want EVERY ONE to know that I am IN LOVE with myself again..and I think my stretch marks are cute and I am gonna show them off to everyone…kinda like nananana boo boo…don’t you wish you had them too..j/k but I do love them:)and I love this site!

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