Age: (current) 20 (At time of delivery) 19
3 pregnancies, 1 (natural) birth (2 miscarriages during their first trimesters)

My daughter, Lauren, is 1 1/2 currently. When she was born she was 9 lbs. 3 oz. 22.75 in.

Pre-pregnancy weight: 150 on a bad day
Post-pregnancy weight to date: 198 on a bad day

1st picture: Pre-pregnancy
2nd picture: 7 months prego
3rd picture: 8 months prego
The rest are 1 1\2 years pp

I gained 54 pounds during pregnancy.. I caved in to almost all of my cravings and didn’t care how I ate because everyone told me I was so young and thin that my body would snap back. So I ate with confidence in the fact that I’d lose all the weight. I also played volleyball, basketball, and soccer to have my physique. Sports ended when I got pregnant and I had nothing active to jump back into. My husband also gained about 30 pounds during pregnancy and still has yet to lose weight as well. We love each other despite our body changes and he is always reminding me of my beauty and that my body is a sexy baby maker.

I run a group on Facebook called, The Mommy Network and it has fulfilled me in certain ways as a mom, but this is my first step to self-esteem recovery. I hope I can make someone feel better about themselves by posting this and in that, I feel better about myself.

3 thoughts on “(Morgan)

  • Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Aw your beautiful! Are stories a very similar! I to was very active in sports and had a nice muscller physique. Was 18 yr old 155lbs, when found out I was pg and 19, 206 lbs when delivered. Weighed 198 for awhile then dropped down to 168! I’m currently25 & 181lbs and have 3 kiddos now still working on losing some more weight!! good luck with mommy hood and enjoy every minute!!

  • Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

    You have a beautiful feminine body! You may not be as muscular or firm anymore, but you still look awesome! I’m beginning to love the mommy look in both myself and others. And you definitely rock it! :)

  • Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

    You are such a beautiful girl. Congrats on moving toward a better self esteem. Pregnancy can be difficult but it is our self esteem that determines everything. Congrats on your little one.

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