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learning to accept my mummy body (Anonymous)

i have a 2 year old son and have struggled over my post pregnancy body for those last 2 years. i was 18 when my son was born at only 28weeks and spent 96 days in the NICU, this as you can no doubt imagine was a very stressfull time for me (i add that i am a single mother and my sons father wanted nothing to do with him) my family was supportive but they really didnt know what i went through everyday. i got quite depressed and ended up hating myself for not being able carry my baby to full term and for all the pain and suffering i had caused him. both myself and my son have come a long way in the last 2 years, he is now a happy (almost) healthy 2 year old with just a few lung and developmental problems and i at almost 21 years old am starting to accept and like my body, having realised that i will never be a tiny skinny person. i thank this website a lot for making me realise im just the same as any other mother out there. yes i may not have the perfect body, but i got a perfect son out of it. thank you for helping me grow to like my body.


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  • deedee Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 10:25 am

    your kid is a cutie and you are beautiful.

  • Milk Mama Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 3:18 pm

    You are so strong!!! I am proud of your sacrifice for your beautiful son and so should you be! You look awesome!

  • kerstin Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 8:36 pm

    Your son is adorable! What a cutie pie – he must make you happy every day!!!

  • eko Saturday, April 5, 2008, 7:26 pm

    Brava for your strength – your enduring love for your son. LOVE yourself, as you ARE. I have struggled with weight all my life, and now in my 40’s – I have learned (not through books or t.v. or diet – just LIFE) that I must love me before I can truly live. I am slowly losing weight, FOR ME – and for my future, and to live to drive my kids crazy into old age. ;-)

    You and your son are beautiful!

  • Rachel Monday, April 7, 2008, 5:30 pm

    You’re son is so precious!

    Every girl has one great physical quality that they can accent and draw the attention of men and yours are by far your wonderful breasts.

    You’re gorgeous

  • Brandy Friday, June 20, 2008, 4:00 am

    Thank you for sharing your experience.

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