Middle aged mother – is my body really good enough?

I’m a 48 year old mother of three – all grown up now, aged 27, 25 and 21. I was always slim in my twenties but after giving birth to my third child at 27 I never got my figure back. I really hate my middle area i.e. tum and bum. I don’t look too bad clothed but am really self conscious of my less than perfect body. I imagine my partner admiring all the gorgeous girls in magazines and on film and know I cannot compare. I don’t let this affect my life too much but hate showing off my body in the summer months when it is much harder to hide inside my clothes. What’s more, all those gorgeous girls are out in force showing off their bodies in really skimpy clothes. This is when I feel particularly bad.

27 thoughts on “Middle aged mother – is my body really good enough?

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    you look smashing and you have absoultely perfect breasts!

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Gosh, I’m surprised you feel bad about your body. Your skin is fantastic and your breasts are PERFECT. I’d LOVE to have breasts like yours, and I’m still in my twenties!

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    i think that you look really great after 3 kids. i dont even see stretchmarks and your stomach looks flat to me??? ;-) and i dont think my boobs look that good after 1 kid LOL. ;-)

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    You look fantastic! I wish I looked like you now, and I’m only 30…

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I’m 48 and a mother of three, who are 25, 13, and 6, and my oldest has made me a grandmother. You’re in lovely shape! I’m very round and have a saggy apron belly after having had three C-sections.

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Wow, I hope to have your body at 48 years old. I just had my first child and I am 26 soon to be 27. You look incredible and your partner would be crazy not to know it!

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Wow! I’m always on this site and enjoy seeing older women because I am one too. You look great and I can only hope to look as good as you after my third child.

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Wow, Your breast look great! Your body is great, you should be proud. I hope I look as good as you do when I turn 48!

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I think most women would be extremely happy to have your body at 48.

    The media seems to think that you need to look like Michelle Phieffer when you’re middle aged. She is blessed, rich and has the best available beauty products and plastic surgery.

    A REAL woman would be thankful to look like you at 48 in my opinion.

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    You should stand tall with pride. You really do look beautiful! I don’t see a single stretch mark on all of your body and your breasts look so perfect and round! Wow!!! You look gorgeous! And you’re only 40??? Dang, girl!

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    WOW! I would never have guessed you have 3 kids! You dont look like youve had a single one! Your boobs are nicer then mine and Im 22!! You look great! I bet you hubby is thinking HOT DOG my wife is one hot mama!!! You look great so stop worrying!! Curves are a good thing!!!

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    You look like Venus!

  • Friday, April 11, 2008 at 3:07 am

    OMG! you should be proud of your body. Your absolutley beautiful!!! You have the most perfect boobs….im 19 and have not had a baby yet and u have way better boobs and body then i do and i never thought i had that bad of body and yours is way better! ur gorgeous!!!

  • Friday, April 11, 2008 at 4:40 am

    You are a GORGEOUS momma! I see my MIL the same way and hope when I am middle aged, I will look just as hot! But I would settle for looking that good now!

  • Friday, April 11, 2008 at 6:37 am

    48 and 3 kids??? If you hadn’t of said so, I would never have guessed! You look absolutely fantastic! I am 24 years old and am 17 months pp with my first child. I would KILL to have your breasts…mine totally deflated and now they look like ski-slopes lol. If I were you, I would not be hiding my body under layers of clothing….your partner is very lucky to have such a beautiful woman!

  • Friday, April 11, 2008 at 6:59 am

    I am 26 and have had 3 babies. I would sell my firstborn for your figure… (not really, but would seriously consider it..ha ha)

    I would seriously class your body as sexy. You have perfect boobs too!!

    You need to be proud of what you have got. And make sure hubby knows how lucky he is!

  • Friday, April 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

    You look great! what are you talking about. I work with a general surgeon and believe me I came to appreciate my body, sagging boobs and all due to so many cancer patient having to remove some of the cancerous areas. So be happy and appreciate. You honestly look wonderful.

  • Friday, April 11, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I think your body looks great! Curves are sexy and you looks like a real woman!

    Your body looks a lot like my body and I’m 25 and have only one child!

  • Friday, April 11, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I think you look fantastic!!! I’d love to have your shape. :)

  • Friday, April 11, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    In my experience, men like us much “thicker” than we seem to like ourselves. You’re luscious!

  • Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    I WISH I LOOKED LIKE YOU!!! and I’m 27

  • Monday, April 14, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Your body is AMAZING! I wish I looked that good, and I’m 19. Oh..and I’m with the others, your breasts are absolutely PERFECT!!

  • Friday, April 18, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Did you nurse? if so it sooooo does NOT show! my you have lovely perky breasts, I wish I had and I’m 31 after two kiddies!!

    If you had not mentioned your age I would not have thought you were “middle-aged” what is middle-aged actually? I always thought that started around 65?

    If your partner doesn’t appreciate your BEAUTIFUL figure after 3 kids then its his own projection of himself, you are one SEXY mama!!! hot hot hot!! go on wear a bikini around the house first and then loose some of that clothing, just for yourself!

    Care not what the young ones are doing, they have other concerns, of which you have sorted out already!

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 11:51 am

    your breasts look GREAT. i’m 25 and wish mine looked like that, seriously, no lie. you’re rockin’ for your age.

  • Friday, May 2, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I believe you dont have any thing to worry about, you rally do look great!im 36 years old and would not be ashamed at all to be with you!and dont look back! those girls in those mag.dont have nothing on what you are!

  • Monday, May 12, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you so much for your very positive comments. You don’t know how much they mean to me. Thank you!!! And in answer to Angeline – yes, I breastfeed all 3 babies for the first 3 months.

  • Friday, May 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I think you have very beautiful breasts. I’m sure your man is happy :)

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