Pregnancy Photos (Anonymous)

I’ve included three pictures of my belly when I was pregnant the second time. The one in the white shirt is at 40 weeks, just a few days before labor began. The black shirt is at 37 weeks, and the view from the top of my bulging belly-button is at 34 weeks. I had my first in a hospital in Florida and gave birth to a 9 lb 2 oz boy. My stretch marks went from pubic bone to belly button, and from side to side, all the way. I thought they couldn’t get any worse. As you may be able to see, they did. My daughter (#2) was 10 lbs 4 oz, born at home, unassisted, in a pool. She caused my stretch marks to extend by about two inches, now they go up past my belly button. It doesn’t bother me the way it used to. I still have a belly, but I haven’t exactly done a lot of working out either. I’m sure even when I do lose the weight I’ll still have an apron. Maybe when I get a new camera I can submit a picture of my postpartum body.

2 thoughts on “Pregnancy Photos (Anonymous)

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Hi. I love your belly. It’s big and reminds me of when I’m pregnant. I got bad stretch marks too (though my babes were 7lb3oz and 6lb13oz- much smaller than yours- at least you had an excuse!) I worked out pretty regularly for a few months and lost 10 lbs but didn’t do a whole lot of good for the jelly belly. As long as I tighten my belly it’s not that noticeable. I love my huge belly and I love yours too.

  • Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Wow! At home!! You are amazing! That’s so awesome! :D And to a ten pound baby girl, too. You’re my new hero. That’s far from easy! Congratulations on your beautiful children! Update when you can. :D

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