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