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My Mother Shape is Beautiful (Melissa Ann)

My life has been so enriched by my identical twin daughters, but my body… for a long time I thought it had fallen to shreds. Yesterday I challenged myself to find the beauty in the way I’ve been stretched. This photo is my result.

~Age: 26
~Number of pregnancies and births: 1 Pregnancy 2 Births
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 15 Months


in Belly, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Twins
11 comments… add one
  • Betsy Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 9:26 am


  • jan Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 9:55 am

    yes, you ARE beautiful!!! thank you for sharing!!!

  • FoxyKate Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 9:57 am

    Congratulations on your girls! I have identical twins, too, but they’re my middle children.

    Beautiful photo…it took me a while to figure it out, but now that I see the angle that you’re showing, I can absolutely relate.


  • Sarah Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:41 am

    That IS beautiful!!!! Gorgeous photo! :D

  • Alicia Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:57 am

    Beautiful. I’m 6 weeks post partum with twin boys, and have been struggling with all the changes that have taken place with my body. I hope I can get to a place where I am comfortable and able to embrace my new shape.

  • tara Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 12:26 pm

    uniquely done. sometimes we have to look at something from a different angle to truly appreciate it.

  • Michelle Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:30 pm

    This is such a beautiful photo.

  • Holly Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:33 pm

    well done mama!

  • Brenda Thursday, January 27, 2011, 8:25 pm

    This is such a beautiful picture.

  • Erin Sunday, January 30, 2011, 5:01 am

    One of my favorite photos ever! Unique, beautiful and well composed. Thank you for sharing.

  • Kat Monday, January 31, 2011, 11:41 am

    they are flush with your skin and beautiful. i love the texture that stretchmarks have, especially on lighter skin like yours.

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