Learning to love my body (Kym)

i just had my first child at 18 a month ago and I’m still trying to accept my body. My stomach looks like a tiger attacked it with its claws out. My fiance tells me I’m sexy and he’s still very turned on by me but i just look in the mirror and feel disgusting. I always am scared that if my shirt rides up people might see them. But then i look at my beautiful daughter and if i could go back in time, and not get pregnant, just to avoid these stretch marks, i wouldn’t. Every second i spend with my wonderful baby girl makes me appreciate every scar and every bit of my sagging tummy. Your site helps me accept and love my body.

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9 thoughts on “Learning to love my body (Kym)

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    While it is true that you may never get your pre-baby body back, remember also that it has only been a month! Go easy on yourself, honey! It took 9 months for your body to change, and it will take at least that long to even try changing it back! Good for you for embracing your new body, and your finacee as well!

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    I had to laugh… that’s EXACTLY what I say about my butt! I say it looks like a cat jumped up and attacked it! It’s completely worth it! And your belly will shrink over time and the marks will fade. Remember to tell yourself you are beautiful every day. Tell yourself that until you believe it. It is true!

  • Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 6:06 am

    Listen to your fiance and accept what he says. You’re the woman that brought his child into the world. There isn’t anything more beautiful and sexy than that. We spend so much time worrying about our bodies that we don’t use enough time actually enjoying them. Don’t think you are… -Know- that you are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 8:40 am

    You look exatly like me!
    I have stretchies on top of my girly bits to.
    I was 19 when i had bub shes 5 months now, and the stretchies have faded a bit…im slowly accepting my body..at such a young age though its hard to accept losing your figure.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    You are very beautiful!!!

  • Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 6:33 am

    Oh hon, it is way too early to know what your post-baby body will look like. They say it takes a year and a half for your body to recover from pregnancy. You have a long way to go! Your stomach may flatten, it may not, though if it’s only been a month it’s likely it will still flatten out a bit more than it is now. The weight may come off, it may not, either way, it’s too early to know right now!!! Your stretch marks will likely fade for the most part, only the very worst ones will stay purple, the rest will fade to silver. Be kind to yourself, congratulate yourself on the awesome job you’ve done, and realise your body took 9 months to get into this shape, you need to give it twice that time to recover. Hugs to you, your fiance is right, you are beautiful!!!

  • Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 7:55 am

    I think you look great for having a baby 18 months ago! and don’t worry about those tiger scratches…they will fade in time…i’m 2 yrs pp and mine are still fading. Keep your head up and know that your lucky to have such a wonderful fiance and a beautiful daughter :)

  • Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    i have stretch marks on my crotch too. i actually think its the funniest thing. it’s a place you’d never imagine getting a scar. i laugh at myself for mine

  • Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 10:37 am

    hi beautyful mom!u r in qute pre pregancy shape . do not take tension.try lazer treatment u wil lost ur strechmark compltaly.for the cute shape of ur stomach regularly try indian yoga “kapal bhati ” the stomach exrcise. u wil get 100% good result after 8 month.cont me at e_mail addrres.

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