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In Love With Myself (Anonymous)

I posted here nine months ago thinking that I would return loathing my post pregnancy body. Superficially thinking that “recovering” from my pregnancy would be important.

On April 30th ten days late I birthed a 7lb .5oz baby girl gently into my own arms. Not only was I blessed with a healthy child but I also left my daughter’s birth feeling confidant, and accomplished.

Amelia turned 8 months old yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with myself. While my body looks (mostly) unchanged my belly is just soft enough for her to blow raspberries on, my breasts loosened just enough for her to tug while she nurses, and the little stretch mark above my belly button constantly reminds me of how much I have changed in the last year.

I hope everyone that comes here finds as much happiness in her body as I have.

*First photo 39 weeks pregnant
*Second photo Just moments after our daughter was born
*Third Amelia’s first steps in the snow.
*My new and improved self.

in Belly, Birth, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Update
6 comments… add one
  • Rima Thursday, January 22, 2009, 3:45 am

    all the pictures are sooooo special and ur baby is sooooo adorable

  • chelsea Thursday, January 22, 2009, 2:09 pm

    beautiful photos

  • Erin Thursday, January 22, 2009, 9:32 pm

    Very sweet & beautiful.

  • Lexi Saturday, January 24, 2009, 3:20 pm

    Beautiful pics, and post.

  • Berni Sunday, January 25, 2009, 4:44 am

    Your very beautiful as is your little girl.

  • Miaslattern Monday, March 7, 2011, 7:29 am

    This is wonderful. So, a woman can overcome. Thank you. I’m saving the link, and I hope you’ll update occasionally.
    Much love to you all. Hard to imagine a man being able to give such unconditional love.

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