Perfect at Last! (Jen)

When I was younger I was naturally very thin and I hated my body. Then I gained weight and I hated my body. Then got healthy and I hated my body. Then at 26 I got pregnant and I discovered my body. In July of ’08 almost one year ago I gave natural birth to a 9lb 6oz little boy. I gained around 50lbs and since then have lost it. Now here I am with stretch marks on my bottom wrinkles on my belly, stretched out nipples; older, freckled, cellulite and spider veins everywhere (the photos aren’t picking most of this up) and I LOVE my body. I created life! I will get older and things will sag, things will wrinkle and stretch out even more. I will eventually turn to dust but my creations and what my body has made will live on and create even more life. To some I may be too scrawny, too flat chest or much more but to me I am perfect.

Our bodies really are temples. You only have one chance at this life and I don’t want to waste another moment obsessing about what has been and will always be a perfect body! I am not a model or an actress; I am not a doctor or a CEO; I am a mother and nothing can top that! After years of being self conscience about my entire being I have learned the hard way that being confidant in yourself and your flaws is what makes you feel and look beautiful.

-Pic #1 is 4 weeks pregnant
-Pic #2 is 40 weeks pregnant
-Pic #3 is 10 days postpartum
-Pic #4 & #5 is 9 months postpartum

5 thoughts on “Perfect at Last! (Jen)

  • Monday, June 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    couldnt have said it better, but you do look better than most of us.

  • Monday, June 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Wow! Beautiful both inside and out!

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I feel exactly the same way. Have more “flaws” than before, but really love my body more than ever. I am so grateful for my health and that my body has been so good to me:) My post is under cesareans and the title is imperfect but confident and proud. Can’t wait for my next pregnancy and birth:)

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    You look great, and what a great outlook on life! Congrats on your baby!

  • Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I am planning on getting pregnant this year and I have been looking at a lot of pics on this site and it began to scare me LOL!! But seeing your pictures finally puts a ray of sunshine lol that you can look even better then you did pre-pregnancy!! I am really big into working out and planning on working out during pregancy and esp after….What did you do to lose the weight?? What type of exercise did you do during??

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