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Postpartum belly at 12 months (Anonymous)

This is my belly. Im very self conscious of it. People tell me im pretty but i always say you would change your mind real quick if you ever say me naked. I envey the mothers who got away with a couple stretch maks and have their elasticity in their bellys. I wish i had more self esteem to be proud.

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  • Sarah Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 1:18 am

    You really are very very beautiful!!! Have you ever stopped and thought, “How many people in the world actually have to see me naked?!” I often start to feel self conscious about my body…my stretchmarked dimpled butt and small breasts, but I can tell you how many people do. 2 tops. My hubby and daughter. They both think I’m gorgeous as do the ones who see me clothed. If you can’t love naked you, love clothed you. Then think rationally about your other concerns. You are beautiful inside and out. Everyone around you sees that. You are so blessed!!!!!

  • Melissa Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 4:53 am

    You are beautiful. Believe me I know the feeling, I also have a saggy skin and stretch marks, but as Sarah says it doesn’t matter- However you need to think you are beautiful use that. Babies are blessing, and marks they leave are courage scars:)

  • Anon Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 5:24 am

    You are lovely and your tummy really is lovely too. It’s a mother’s tummy, but it’s small and even looks fit and young. Have joy!

  • Renée Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 5:57 am

    Well, I just saw you naked and I still think you’re beautiful and adorable!

    Keep working on your self-image. Having confidence will make you even sexier than you can ever imagine.


  • Autumn Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 7:34 am

    I personally think you look awesome. =)

  • McBeth Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 7:52 am

    Have you ever noticed there are no kid toys called Pregnant Barbie? I think that’s a shame really. Not surprising, but still a shame..

    In Barbie Land everyone is perfect and pert and well-tanned with constantly perfect eye makeup and lipliner. None of them needs dental work and surely none of them have had Barbie baby barf shot across a room and down their fronts.

    I propose that Barbieland would benefit from a shake-up to the status quo. Like oh, Skipper with chronic mono, Beer-belly Ken and ooh Mommy Midge, with expandable/condenseable belly and breasts (and hips and thighs, and…)

    If you are able to incorporate even a limited self acceptance you’ll be your kid’s finest living and breathing example of how important it is to love themselves exactly as they are.

    p.s. When people say you’re pretty simply say ‘thank you’. No excuses necessary — you ARE. : )

  • Stephanie Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 8:31 am

    You ARE beautiful! Looks only take you so far in life… and seeking perfection is an impossible quest. Your tummy looks like mine, and I too laugh when people tell me how great I look… but maybe, they’re right, even if they haven’t seen me naked!

  • Lucy Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 10:15 am

    I think as this site shows, most women’s post partum bellies look like you, (and me.) It is normal and beautiful, we’ve all just been hidden away so long we aren’t used to it. You’ve been initiated into the awesome ranks of motherhood, and you are a very beautiful too. Double score!

  • jenifer Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 10:49 am

    You look awesome.My son is 2 and I am just now getting my old body back.I had my issues in my belly too. I had a wrinkled belly and squished in belly button. You have a near perfect body. I honestly think that with good eating and workouts and of course very good lotion that eensy portion of skin will retract. Mine has mostly. Now it is so much better then before. I also heard a little trick from my dermatologist. It is believed that taking a dry brush and rubbing over the area will promote circulation and help elasticity.;-) i do it as often as possible

  • Andrea Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 1:37 pm

    You are so adorable and should be so proud of yourself! I got away with no stretch marks and kept the elasticity in my stomach, but my butt really shows the battle wounds!!! lol Most of the time I struggle with the self esteem to love my body too, and I think coming together on this site is a great start! Take care!

  • Michele Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 7:25 pm

    no way lady, you are hot!!

  • kellyann Thursday, April 24, 2008, 7:07 am

    you are super cute! your belly looks amazingly pretty and you are stunning! be proud! be confident! keep your belly covered if you feel the need, but let your beauty shine on through!

  • laura Monday, April 28, 2008, 11:40 pm

    You are BEAUTIFUL!!! & I have seen your body! so there! =) haha
    seriously you look great!

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