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Pregnancy Soon After Marriage (Anonymous)

I have always been insecure of my body ever since my teen years. I come from a family that have the “hourglass” shape. I was always told to hide things, that only my husband should see. Shortly after I got married, my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child. At 205lbs, I became even more insecure with the way I looked. I peaked 217lbs during my 23 week of pregnancy, and every now and then I take a good look at my body. My hips are wider, because I am carrying mainly on my hips and my belly has stretch marks. It wasn’t until I had a conversation with my mother that I realized, I love my round pregnant belly…stretch marks and all! My mother could feel ashamed about me showing it but I just don’t care anymore. I am growing my son and I’ll take every change that comes along with my body. He is worth it in the end.






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  • Anna Thursday, May 31, 2007, 8:48 am

    You have every right to be proud of your belly!

  • Victoria Thursday, May 31, 2007, 10:24 am

    I think you look beautiful! The last picture’s adorable.

  • tinifer Thursday, May 31, 2007, 1:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, you are adorable and I love your post. We are definitely NOT our mothers, nor do we have to carry their insecurities. I absolutely LOVE that last picture!!! Good luck

  • Sandy Thursday, May 31, 2007, 2:15 pm

    Awwwwww, you are so pretty and have NOTHING to be ashamed about. Good luck!

  • Rebecca Thursday, May 31, 2007, 2:23 pm

    You are beautiful! You should be so proud of the women you are. Here’s wishing you a wonderful pregnancy, and a joyous life with your husband and baby.

  • Christina Thursday, May 31, 2007, 5:08 pm

    I love that last picture! And BRAVO!! to you for feeling comfortable enough in your own skin to show it.

  • beanbaggie Thursday, May 31, 2007, 5:12 pm

    Your pictures are so pretty; you look content and proud. I especially like the last one–so sweet! Congratulations on your pregnancy, and your feelings of pride and contentedness with your body.

  • liz Thursday, May 31, 2007, 5:36 pm

    You are absolutely gorgeous, and that last pictures is just incredible!!

  • Aydeen Friday, June 1, 2007, 7:27 am

    I love the last picture, with your husband kissing your belly so sincerely. That is such an honest and vulnerable shot, and it’s beautiful.

  • kat Friday, June 1, 2007, 7:38 am

    You are so beautiful–and I especially love the last picture–you should treasure it!

  • Chica Wednesday, June 6, 2007, 1:04 pm

    I really love your photos, thanks for posting. There aren’t many of women of color on this site. I don’t know your background, but my best friend’s family is from India. Between American racism and a certain Indian wierdness around sexual matters, I think she got an extra dose of the body blues. I like this site because it helps fight those blues. Good luck with your birth and I wish you peace and happiness. (It looks like you’ve already found love:)!

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