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Mother of 6: Story and Photos UPDATE (Stacy)

Previous entries here and here.

~Age: 29
~Number of pregnancies and births: 6
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 11, 7, 5, 4, 2, 18 months

I have come along way in my acceptance of myself as a vibrant, powerful human with a purpose. I have discovered that purpose is to love myself, and others. My body acting merely as an expression of that love, marred by marks, like nails through the palms, to indicate sacrifice and willingness. I love what I have been given so much, that I have no choice but to express it in every way possible; including being comfortable enough in my own skin to expose it.

Updated here.

in Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions, Update, VBAC
12 comments… add one
  • Shannon Monday, September 27, 2010, 7:23 am

    You amaze me! First of all, you look great! I have had 2 cesareans, and I REALLY want my next child to be a home/or at least, natural birth. How did you find someone to agree to it? I need some advice there!

  • Linda Monday, September 27, 2010, 9:10 am

    Absolutely stunning. I am actually speechless. Thank you for sharing.

  • Bryana Monday, September 27, 2010, 9:35 am

    You are amazing. Your body is amazing and your mind as well.
    These pictures are not only beautiful but so inspirational! You are a phenominal woman!!

  • KatieM Monday, September 27, 2010, 10:50 am

    Beautiful writing and absolutely stunning pictures!

  • sarah Monday, September 27, 2010, 11:18 am

    Gorgeous pictures!! Where were they taken?

  • Catherine S Monday, September 27, 2010, 11:36 am

    What a cool post and gorgeous pictures!! I would love to have a big family too although I think my “clock” may punk out on me before I have too many more. Who took these pics of you??? Your skin and the rocks both have a wonderful texture to them. Well done on your family and your body:)

    @ Shannon, if you have not already, contact your local chapter of ICAN and start asking around to find providers. It depends greatly on finding a provider that is willing to attend TOL for a VBA2C, but it is possible!!! And the statistics show overwhelmingly that vbac, even after multiple CS, is safe in many many cases. I am lucky to live in the Atlanta area and we have several choices for vbac friendly providers. I am a vbac mother and am really active with ICAN and would love to talk with you about this:) rootcat@yahoo.com

  • Jill Meyer Monday, September 27, 2010, 1:21 pm

    This is gorgous! Thank you for sharing with us. I am in awe.

  • Sarah Monday, September 27, 2010, 3:41 pm

    You are beautiful! Thanks for sharing

  • mrs. petunia Monday, September 27, 2010, 5:58 pm

    Wow, what inspiring pictures and words. You rock mama! Oh, and I can’t forget sexy. Yes, these pictures are strikingly sexy :)

  • scout Monday, September 27, 2010, 11:14 pm

    @sarah, I’d guess somewhere around Page, Arizona.


  • Cassie Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7:59 pm

    Thank you so much for bringing me here, my beautiful soul friend. I love you, aspire to find the same beauty in myself, and am nothing less than honored and grateful to know you You DO rock! These photo’s are so very very beautiful, and I’m so happy you shared with all who will see them! Not only are the photo’s beautiful, but you, my friend are beautiful in person and in real life.
    Namaste. <3

  • Courtney L Thursday, January 27, 2011, 3:30 pm

    your photos are amazing way to go!!!!

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