I look in the mirror everyday and go “huh…is this what I wanted 5 years ago?” No. Not the body that I have now, but I would not go back and change a thing. I have two beautiful boys and a husband who finds me sexy even though I don’t feel it. I loved being pregnant, I don’t love the aftermath of pregnancy. But the result-my children- are worth it. I spent almost 3 1/2 years breastfeeding my children…that will drain the heck out of you. My children are all weaned now and all I have left are empty shells that were once milk machines. I spend hours searching the net to see if anyone has it much worse than I do. I’m not going to lie, it makes me feel better about myself. I shouldn’t feel so bad about myself because a lot of people have bigger problems than I do. Everyone here is beautiful and brave for sharing their pictures and their stories!
7 thoughts on “Mommy Body (Anonymous)”
isnt it amazing to have a supportive husband?
We are lucky and when you really think about it, there opinion is second best, so If you believe in you, then you really have it all!
Wow great job with breastfeeding so long! I think you look better than you think you do! TY for sharing your story!
hey I was an extremely fit dancer and after twins my body isn’t what i thought it would be at 25, but I have been blessed with healthy children. I’m am on the same journey as you trying to find peace and joy in my body now. everyones story and strong passion for life on here some how gives me strength and power in being a women and all that comes with that
You are brave, amazing, and beautiful!! Everyone has strugles with appeareance after child birth. But its people like you who share their stories that give those people hope, and courage! I have had 2 kids, and breastfed my last one, it does drain you, and just being a mother will drain anyone! Great story!!
Hi there…I noticed that you said you are worried about your breasts being saggy after nursing. Mine were like that too after nursing my four girls. It is a real bummer (I called them my deflated balloons) One thing I didn’t expect is that once I went back on the pill they filled out again. I wonder if that would work for you?
In spite of all of this, I am expecting my fifth and can’t wait to do it all over again. (poor lil boobies!!)
Your stomach reminds me of my own… except I had a tummy tuck when my son was 2 to remove some of the extra skin… so now in addition to the stretch marks, I also have a huge scar on my lower stomach…
I thank God for this website, I only wish it was around 8 years ago when I decided to get a tummy tuck. If I knew then that my body was normal, and there were so many other women in the world like me, I would never have gotten it done. I want to thank all you brave women for posting these pictures! And telling your stories!
My husband loves my body no matter what, But I know how it feels to look in the mirror and see something that you cant get to go away. I now struggle with my weight after having my 2nd child. I love my children very much and wouldnt change them, but the after body yep I would want to change that…Maybe one day I will get a tummy tuck. so worth the money to feel better about me