Hello! First off, just wanted to say I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!!!! It has completely opened my eyes and brought me out of my ‘body blues’. I hated my body. I didn’t recognize the person in the mirror. I was completely embarrassed and constantly felt like I was covering up a secret. When i stumbled upon this site, I was looking into if women had stomaches like mine and got back to their pre-baby body without surgery. After getting no results, I started looking up how much a “mom job” costs. Then I found this site. It opened my eyes to the fact that I AM A MOTHER!!!! Not some scantily clad girl on the street, not some young hottie, I am a mom and I am proud of what I’ve done! My children are worth every single mark and sag and scar! I am posting my post-partum pictures…..this is after two kids, one little cutie girl born full-term vaginally(8/4/05), and one handsome little boy born a month premature and via c-section(3/20/07). Now, I used to be very skinny and pretty, I had big perky breasts and a tight flat stomach. So for the past three years, I’ve talked about my body as some morbid disgusting piece of flesh. My stomach and back and legs and breasts are covered in stretch marks ranging form bright red to white. My breasts, once full and voluptuous, are now saggy and disproportionate.I used to talk how I’d do anything to get my old body back. My husband was very supportive through all of that, telling me he always thought I looked beautiful and didn’t want me to look like a teenager because I wasn’t a teenager, I was a mom. So instead of doing anything about my body, I got depressed about it and just let myself go even further. When I tipped the scales at 45 pounds over my pre- baby weight about a month ago, I decided even if there wasn’t anything I could do about the extra skin and stretch marks, I could do something about the weight. So I started exercising and eating healthy, and I’m feeling better than I ever have! I have lost about 15 pounds so far, and I’m planning to lose more and post again in the future. I will also try to find those old pictures of me before having kids and some of my pretty prego pics! I realize now that its not about how I look, its how I feel. And working out and eating better is making feel so much better, and Im feeling happier about myself. My husband is noticing the confidence and telling me its making me sexier than ever as well! I may not look like I did 5 years ago, but I’m not the same woman I was 5 years ago. I wouldn’t ever trade these marks and skin for my babies, EVER! They are so worth it, And moms that embrace their bodies instead of rejecting them are the most beautiful women in the world!!!!!!