My Body Take 3 (Emma)

I don’t think I have much to say, I am 22 years old and have three gorgeous sons, Jacob age 5 years, Benjamin age 3 years and Arthur who is 8 days old :-) Here I am with the youngest at 8 days post-partum. I felt incredibly empowered and attractive when I took these photos, and I chose not to edit them at all. You can see stretch marks from all three pregnancies on my stomach, hips and breasts, and surgery scars from the ectopic pregnancy. Also featured are self-harm scars from my teenage years. It took me a long time to love my body like this, but I wouldn’t have it any other way now.

14 thoughts on “My Body Take 3 (Emma)

  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Your baby is gorgeous and so are you!!

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  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Emma, bravo to you for not editing them. You embody the full sentiment of this site. Congrats on your baby and best of luck!

  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    love it! specially the breastfeeding one!!

  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Wow… that’s beautiful… I’m 23 and never been pregnant but your pictures are trully amazing. So much love and beauty. I did not intend to leave comments while visiting this page but… I think you are gorgeous and should be proud! :D

  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Those are some beautiful pictures. Enjoy your babies they grow up fast.

  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    You look great and beautiful! There is a real beauty.

  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    You are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing your pictures. I can’t believe you’re only 8 day postpartum in these photos. You look awesome.

  • Friday, February 26, 2010 at 3:02 am

    You are so beautiful – your pictures touched me!

  • Friday, February 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I’m loving all of your photos. Sometimes I forget that my self-harm scars are just as much symbols of my life journey as my stretch marks (from puberty & from pregnancy) & piercing scars are. Thanks for being so open & raw. I agree that this entry really epitomizes what this website is all about. Displaying a normal, average body, breastfeeding, and self-love & -acceptance. Thanks for participating. We’re in good company.

  • Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Your bravery is very empowering! Thank you for sharing.

  • Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 8:33 am

    This is exactly the kind of post I love reading! So much well-deserved confidence. You look beautiful and your attitude is how it should be. LOVE all the pictures – especially the breastfeeding one – can’t get more lovely than that!

  • Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Wow! Just in those short words, you shared so much! Thank you! And I LOVE breastfeeding photos and stories! Blessings!

  • Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 9:42 am

    WOW Momma, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!! These photos are stunning,thank you for sharing them. I love how open and honest you are, it’s so refreshing. I have to thank you for addressing your self harm scars, you are the first person on here that has almost identical ‘arm stripes’ as me and you’ve helped me to feel a little less embarrassed about my own. Your little guy is beautiful and your sons are so lucky to have such a beautiful and strong momma!

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