I have always had a poor body image and struggled with yo yo weight. It took us 10 months to conceived this baby which I know isn’t very long, but when you’re going through it it feels like a lifetime. I was convinced that I would never get pregnant, so when it did happen is was such a shock and I don’t think it has even sunk in now that I’m 19 weeks. Part of me still thinks this is just fat, I can’t really believe there is a baby in there!

This website has really helped me see the beauty of my body, this body that is carrying my child and nurturing this tiny life. I can’t wait to have this baby and be a mummy, but part of me is still scared of how much my body might change and that one day I might look in the mirror and not recognise myself.

Already my body has changed, my already large breasts have turned into barrage balloons, covered with blue veins! My belly is growing and I fear that the stretch marks I received during puberty will increase! I guess only time will tell, and I hope when I look in the mirror in 6 months time I will be able to see the beauty of my body.

This is me at about 14 weeks.


And this was last night at 19 weeks + 3 days.

3 thoughts on “Rachael

  • Monday, July 24, 2006 at 10:36 am

    You are incredibly beautiful and I have no doubt will make such a lovely mummy!

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 3:24 am

    hey, you’re carrying your baby the way I’m carrying mine!

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 5:24 am

    Anonymous 1: Aww thank you. I do see it sometimes! Anonymous 2: That’s good to know that I’m normal, today I was still trying to convince myself that I’m just bloated!!

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