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This website is so amazing! It’s great to see what a “normal” female body looks like for once! My name is Stephanie and I am 21 years old. I’m a mother to a handsome 1 year old boy that I just adore. I got pregnant a week after turning 20, and was lucky enough to have a pretty smooth pregnancy, although I did test positive for Group B Strep. I gained 60 pounds throughout the entire 9 months, and lost 30 of those pounds just through giving birth. I breastfed for 7 months and lost another 15 pounds. Although my husband and I are not planning on having anymore children, we feel so lucky to have our son. He is worth every stretch mark, every push in the delivery room, every night of having to stay up to feed him, every dirty diaper, and even 2 saggy boobs :D

Here I am at 2 months pregnant…

17 weeks…

21 weeks…

28 weeks…

I never remembered to take pictures of my growing belly during my pregnancy. I worked up until the day I had him, so I spent my leisure time resting. Here are pictures of my stomach 1 year after giving birth…

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I can’t seem to find the time to exercise, but plan on starting yoga once it get’s cooler. I love my son more than I could ever imagine. And I’m proud of myself and my body for being able to create such a beautiful, happy person.

My son and I now…

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7 comments… add one
  • Caren Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 9:39 pm

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing your story with us :) You are beautiful!

  • peppypilotgirl Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 11:35 am

    It’s amazing how much time they take up, isn’t it?? Add that to all the rest we women are busy with…You are beautiful and your son looks like quite the charmer.

  • Drea Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 2:15 pm

    Your beautiful and I dont think your stretch marks are hardly even noticable.I was 20 when I got pregnant w/ our 1st child as well :-)Had him a few weeks after turning 21.Im now pregnant w/ our 2nd child at age 23.Your lil boys a cutie :-)And I must say I love your shirt!

  • Anonymous Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 5:24 pm

    You are beautiful, even by non-mom standards. Also, goup B strep is not altogether uncommon – I was also diagnosed during pregnancy. Finally…beautiful boy!

  • Anonymous Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 7:16 pm

    what a beautiful story and a good looking boy. thanks for sharing with us

  • Manic Mom Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 9:26 pm

    He’s a doll Stephanie. But never say never about not wanting anymore children! They are a gift, obviously you know that : ) Thanks for sharing your story/pics!

  • Stephanie Thursday, September 14, 2006, 3:37 pm

    thank you so much to everyone for your kind words. it’s so hard being a mom but isn’t it sooo worth it???

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