Metamorphosis In More Ways Than One (Anonymous)

I was five days overdue with my first child. My husband and i chose not to find out if it was a boy or a girl because we loved the idea of the surprise. However, i felt very strongly ever since i knew i was pregnant that i was having a boy. I was five days overdue (which is normal for a first pregnancy). I really enjoyed my pregnancy. I didn’t get too sick, i loved my changing body, my husband did too, and we were in awe of the energy and beauty of sensing our baby grow. I did not get stretchmarks, not one single one, until i was 8 months pregnant. And then, boom, boom, boom, they rippled up my sides in angry purple streaks like lightning preparing for a storm. Out of any change that my body went through, this one challenged me the most. Now, 2 1/2 months pp, i feel that they will fade and i will learn to accept them as battle scars….for my birth was truly a battle of fears and it was a rebirth for me too. I love my son with my entire being. He is the most precious gift and i knew without a doubt he was meant to come to this planet. Thank you for blessing us with your presence my little one. He was born 5/13/13 at 10:14 pm and weighed 7 lb, 3 oz.

~Age: 24
~Number of pregnancies and births: 1
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 2 1/2 months

4 thoughts on “Metamorphosis In More Ways Than One (Anonymous)

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    You are gorgeous! I’m glad you have a good perspective on the stretchmarks now, they really are no biggie!

  • Friday, September 6, 2013 at 3:33 am

    What a breathtaking woman you are! I love your attitude too :) I think you have a beautiful body and smile as well. What does your tattoo say? Did you have a home birth?

  • Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Hi mrpetunia and Kerry –

    Thank you so much for your comments to my posting. Accepting our bodies today in a world so full of twisted media, telling us how women should look like, well, it is a challenge to say the least. I certainly appreciate your kind and encouraging words!!

    My tattoo is of twins in the womb (i am a twin). The sanskrit words say “Eternal Friends.”

    Many thanks,


  • Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    i did not have a home birth, i live too far from any hospital (in case something were to go wrong). I gave birth at a really homey and comfortable Birth Center. :)

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