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My Beautiful Scars (Taylor)

My name is Taylor. I am 21 years old and currently pregnant with my first child. From the day I found out I was pregnant I used lotions and creams to prevent any marks from appearing on my body. I got my first stretch mark at 20 weeks. It was all downhill from there. Everyone else that was pregnant around me would post pictures of their beautiful bare baby bumps and I was ashamed to show anyone my stomach. I was even embaressed when my husband looked at me. He always tells me I am beautiful and I just wince because I never felt that way. I am learning that there is something extremely beautiful in the marks I carry with me. I am bringing a beautiful life into this world, and I will never have a perfect body, but I have a husband who loves me and I will soon have a baby to make it all worth it. I have never shown anyone but my husband my stomach but I feel its time to stop hiding my beautiful scars and share them with women who know how I feel. This site has made me not ashamed to let my tiger stripes show! Thank you!

in Belly, First Pregnancy, Pregnant
9 comments… add one
  • amber Monday, May 20, 2013, 10:52 am

    those will fade :)

    blessed and tortured.

  • Molly Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:09 pm

    Your belly IS beautiful, and so is your attitude. Congratulations on your pregnancy, and best of luck with your birth and LO!

  • Natalie Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 5:59 am

    Taylor I’m so happy you find beauty in your scars. Your husband is a treasure. All the best to you guys :)

  • Sarah Monday, May 27, 2013, 11:08 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous mama!!! May you continue to exude beauty, strength and confidence. We need more of that in our world. :)

  • Kathy in KS Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:26 am

    “Perfect” does NOT mean unblemished. Beauty, I think, is defined by attitude.

  • Adrian Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6:07 pm

    You’re absolutely right!

  • Kat Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6:56 pm

    I think your stomach looks more beautiful than a bare belly. It looks like something out of nature, like a nourishing tree growing. Magical and beautiful!

  • Rachael Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 5:04 pm

    What Kathy says 100%. ‘perfect’ is a construct anyway – who ever defined what the perfect body is? And why would that body have to have a blemish free abdomen? Why would that be essential to the maximal efficacy of the human form?

    Your belly is perfect. What I first saw when I looked at your picture was pathways, journeys. Adventures are coming your way…maybe you have an explorer??

    (I love your stretch marks; mine are more like rays, coming from my naval outwards. Yours are running down your belly. Amazing how different they can be,)

  • Jen Monday, August 19, 2013, 8:49 am

    Taylor thank you for sharing. It must be so hard to say that your marks are beautiful but you must claim it! Your body is doing an amazing thing. F the rest of the world who thinks they know what true life giving beauty is. You are beautiful!

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