i am 24 and have been blessed with two gorgoeus boys, with my first pregnancy i got very big very quick! i was being asked at 20 weeks when i was due by people thinking it must be any day now. Of course the problem is when you get big quick you get loads of stretchmarks and i had them on my belly, the backs of my legs, part of my back, my breasts and even the underside of my arm. My eldest was due near halloween and i used to joke with my friends and family that i didn’t need a fancy dress costume as i could just go out naked and the sight of a beached whale covered in stretchmarks would scare everyone anyways. Then i had him and i hated my body it was saggy, horrid and completely unnatractive. when i was having my second son i had to have an emergency c-sect which then got badly infected and my self esteem was at an all time low. then slowly i began to accept my body instead of trying to find fault with it and lusting after the toned figure i used to have before kids. now at nearly two years post partum i am a typical woman curvaceous and confident and when i look at my body i realise that it tells my story, it is just another reminder that i have been truly blessed and if other people dont like it, its tough they dont need to look!
9 thoughts on “My Body, My Story (Anonymous)”
I got big really quickly too and people kept asking me if I was having twins. (I was not having twins.) I don’t know why people can’t keep comments like that to themselves when they see a pregnant woman!
I think you look great!
Those pictures are not what I expected to see when I was reading your story,( or at least the first half of it) Your breasts are great!!! And you have a lovely shape. I’m glad you realised that you are beautiful. So many of us struggle with that for some reason.
I see a thin attractive woman with nice boobs when I look at your shots :)
You look GREAT! So glad that you embrased your strech marks.
Wow! U look great! I’m @ 2 year pp as well:) care to share how you got to that size?? Cetain exercise moves?? Thanks!
hi thank you for all your positive comments! im from the uk and over here we seem to be obsessed with celebrities and there are ridiculous amounts of celeb mags and its pretty much gaurenteed that you will find pictures of a new celeb mummy with the ‘perfect figure’ in them. they seem to be role models for many new mums, but they are celebrities so they have the money to hire personal trainers and get cosmetic surgery if they wish and prob most of them are airbrushed in their pictures anyway!and that was my reason for submitting my pictures. i did struggle with my body image for a while but now i love it. so what if i dont have the body i had when i was 16? i love my body and to me its perfect.
M – i dont go to the gym or do any excersise classes because i want to enjoy the time i have with my boys but i dont drive so spend a lot of time walking or riding a bike, we live in a little village so theres lots of little country lanes to let the boys run off some steam nad thats what keeps me in shape hope it helps.
This made me so happy to see, my body looks almost just like yours :) For a long time I was dissatisfied, felt mutilated… I hated the compliments about the weight I lost because no one knew what my body looked like underneath the clothes. No low cut pants because of my stomach, I felt uncomfortable in form fitting clothes. I am starting to embrace my image, I love my body and it makes me feel feminine. I don’t ever plan on reconstructive surgery now because I am happy with who I am and I hope someday the rest of the world can accept this as a true woman.
you look awesome!
Your chest looks the same as mine too. I am learning to embrace it! LOL You are really beautiful! =)