My Beautiful/Crazy Motherhood (Nichole)

~Number of pregnancies and births:3 & 3
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: ages 7, 5, 2

Well this site just made me feel 100% better! Let me start from the beginning! I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I am 5’2″ have been since the age 14 & I weighted about 115/120 lbs. By the time I went in to have my first little girl I was 16 & weighed 175 lbs. I remember waking up one morning for school & putting on my “big” overalls at 9 months pregnant & busting the ties on the sides of the overalls. I cried .. a lot. But my pregnacy went great & my labor was new, so it was painful & emotionally draining but nonetheless it went good. My daughter was 7 lbs even & beautiful. I was a single mom at 16 but I had my mom and family & it was great. Then at the age 18, I started dating the same guy, (just fyi he is also the same one I lost my virginity to, and now is my wonderful husband almost ten years later) I got pregnant again. This time I weighed about 120 & when I went to to have our son (6lbs 4oz) I weighed 140 & miraculously weighed 125 when I left the hospital. We had a lot of problems & we split up. Then 2 years later we were back together & I got pregnant with our 2nd little girl. I weighed about 140 when I got pregnant with her & 160 when I had her. Then this in Feb’09 we finally made official and got married. I guess after all that babbling the entire reason for my post to begin with is that, I’ve been with my (now husband) on & off for nearly 10 years. He remembers the pre-stretchmark, pre-baby gut me & I always feel like he couldnt possibly be attracted to the me i am now. But finding this site & realizing im not alone in feeling that way really helped me. We are beautiful & stretch marks & baby guts are what makes us the mommys we are! & if my husband has been around through 3 baby & hormonal pregnancies and is ok with it then I can be ok with who i am & how i am. P.s. we’re now expecting baby #4 in september. I’m about 6 weeks! Cheers to all you beautiful moms!

6 thoughts on “My Beautiful/Crazy Motherhood (Nichole)

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I know this may sound weird.. but I’m quite envious of your belly button! Its so perfect, I only have 1 and its now like a crease across my tummy. I think you look awesome for having 3 babies, and congratulations on your marriage and baby #4!!!

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    you look great. i don’t even see a problem here.

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Well, considering that you’re on baby #4, I think it’s safe to say that he still finds you attractive ;)

  • Friday, February 5, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Looking amazing! Far better than my pre-pregnancy figure!!

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    thanks so much for the comments! i finally found my story on here. yay! all you mommies on here are absolutely beautiful!! my husband has been credited for telling me quite often lately how pretty i am. to all the mommies with any physical issues at all.. just remember that God made us the way that we are. He made our bodies to have children & nourish them only the way a mom can. What they leave behind is the evidence of the miracles that once graced our bodies. Love you all!

  • Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I’ve only had one baby and you look better than me! :)

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