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My Story (Anonymous)

I’m a 25 year old mother of 2 boys a 3 month old and a 9 year old. Although I love my boys dearly I battle daily with my self image. I know I should be proud of what my body has done, it has nourished and delivered 2 beautiful babies but often what I see is a reflection of a body that should not belong to me. Its disfigured and not that a vibrant, young 25 year old and it has brought me to tears so many times. I find it hard to accept compliments because I know if people saw what I try so hard to keep covered they would think differently. But stumbling across this web site has really helped me realize that I am not alone and being a woman/mother is beautiful, sexy and empowering! I’m not saying that I’ve come to terms with my body but I think I am making small steps at accepting motherhood in its entirety! So thanks all of you who have shared your wonderful stories and beautiful pictures and to the creator of this website!


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  • jaclyn Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 7:43 am

    I also am a 25 year old mother of two. I think you look freakin amazing perky breasts cute little tummy you look great not at all disfigured youre a mom give yourself a break you look great!!!!

  • Teena Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 3:22 pm

    Thanks I appreciate your words of encouragement although I think the pictures kind of softened the appearance of my stripes LOL.

  • Rachel Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 5:55 pm

    I have to agree with Jaclyn. When you look in the mirror YOU SHOULD see beautiful perky breasts and a flat stomach.

    If you are talking about the kind of “soft” stomach look I think it has to do with the stretching of the stomach muscles and it happens very often with women. Still, your stomach looks flat and your breasts are gorgeous.

  • mia Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 8:21 pm

    Yeah you really do look great for 2 kids. I think your stretchmarks are minimal… and even women who do not have stretchmarks get that soft little pudge bellow the belly button, its rather cute and its a sign that you nourished life inside your womb!
    Your breasts are still perky, consider yourself lucky! because you are sooo lucky to look that good!

  • Lorns Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 6:22 am

    I think you have a beautiful figure!

  • Suzi Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 7:01 am

    Wow, I wished I looked like you!! You just gave birth three months ago? Amazing!

  • Anonymous Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 7:42 am

    I am having a really hard time seeing what you might be brought to tears by…disfigured? Like I say, I just don’t see it. You look wonderful.

  • Sarah Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 12:25 pm

    I have to agree, too. You look awesome!!!

  • Deb Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 12:27 pm

    I don’t see disfigured either- BUT I think I can relate a little to what you might mean. After I got back to pre-pregnancy weight, my BONES had shifted. My hip bones were in a completely different place and stuck out more, and my butt was…inverted. Of course everyone said I looked “great” and “the same,” but having lived in my body for 24 years prior, I was like “what the f…??”

    I think we moms are lucky. We actually have the opportunity to live in several drastically altered bodies in one lifetime. For what it’s worth, your current figure looks pretty, as I’m sure all of your other figures have been and will be.

  • Sabrina Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 2:11 pm

    Uh, yeah – you are absolutely gorgeous – your breasts are BEAUTIFUL and your belly is only VERY minimally ‘scarred’, but in the good way, the Life-Giving way. Of course you look physically different then pre-children, but it only makes sense that your body should physically change as much as your mind and heart with the initiation into motherhood. Welcome!! You are stunning!

  • Nicole Thursday, July 3, 2008, 11:46 pm

    Yeah since everyone else said it I’m gonna say it too.. you look great!! For two kids you got out easy.. so quit yer whining! haha.. no I’m kidding. We all have to accept change. Whether big or small, and I love this web site..thank you for sharing your story! I feel like we are all healing together! (group hug) lol. :0)

    The last two pics you posted (B&W with baby) OMGosh!! I love love love them.. (save them because in ten years you will look back and say, “man i did look good.”) but i love the soft sweetness.. the gentleness in them.. I don’t know its late and I’m not picking the best words to describe how they make me feel but they remind me of the delicate femininity of motherhood.. how we are sometimes broken and fragile but we are strong when we give life and happiness to our babies! i hope that makes sense..

  • Robin Sunday, July 6, 2008, 7:19 am

    I’m with Nicole–the last 2 pics make me tear up–the cute little chubby baby leg (and hand) are the perfect highlight to your photos–you look beautiful, mama! Your boobs stayed in GREAT shape. Wow.

  • johanna_germany Friday, July 11, 2008, 8:39 pm

    hey, you are beautiful. you look so much better than many, many women without kids! don’t do this to yourself any more!!!!!!!

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