Life Just Is. You Have to Flow With it. (Amanda)

Hey mommas!

Wow, my only son turned two last week and it really made me want to take a second glance at my body.
His father and I who were high school sweethearts have divorced but remain close friends, we just got married too young. Being a freshly single mother I am more conscience of my body than ever!

Pre-pregnancy, I was 5’3 and 108 lbs. During pregnancy I gained a tremendous 60+ lbs!
I ate healthily but unfortunately retained a lot of fluid during my last month. Now, two years later
I’ve gained an inch in height and weigh 112 lbs. I have always carried any extra weight in my tummy, but I’m working on it!

I thought I had escaped stretch marks, but during the week that my son was overdue they appeared
as if to say, “Hey momma! I’m ready to get out of here!” I had a 10 lb baby and he continues to grow like a bean stalk!

I’ve considered laser treatments for my scars, but they honestly don’t bother me that bad. I don’t wear a bikini unless I’m with close friends and family, but hopefully I can build up that confidence.

Good luck mommas!

The first two photos are current photos of my tummy and hips, the second of my son and I.

9 thoughts on “Life Just Is. You Have to Flow With it. (Amanda)

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 10:47 am

    You have a beautiful body and a beautiful son, you should be proud

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I meant to respond on your post, but i responded on your pic instead! oops lol

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    You are beautiful and you son too. I’m pregnant and I wish look like you!! Be proud! :)

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Um hello! You look perfect I would do anything to look like that. Be proud and wear that bikini!

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    You look great! And you have the cutest belly button and son!

  • Monday, June 8, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Honey, if you can’t wear a bikini — then this world is a messed up place. You are absolutely darling (as is your son). Our fellas are the same age, and I wish I looked 1/4 as good as you do :)

  • Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    You look amazing, wear the bikini!

  • Monday, June 15, 2009 at 7:32 am

    You look amazing and a real inspiration. I did the same…thought I’d avoided stretchmarks and then they appeared from nowhere at 37 weeks. I’m due in less than a week and dreading what my postpartum body will look like since I had a fab figure before. If I look like you, I will be really pleased! You and your Son are beautiful :)

  • Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    You can definitely wear a bikini! Your tummy looks amazing! I bet you’ll have all the blokes droooling over your hot bod! :) The stretch marks will fade over time…but honestly, your stretch marks are barely noticable! :)

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