The Beauty Within the “Ugly” (Ashley)

I have never been happy with my body. I have always been chubby but my stomach never hanged over my pants or sagged…now it does. I am only 5’1 and gave birth to a beautiful 9lbs 12oz baby girl! All natural too! It was the most beautiful experience of my life. I love my baby girl more than anything. Some days I HATE my body…other days it isn’t so bad. Clothes don’t fit me right or well. Sometimes I am embarrassed of my body. But I am trying to appreciate it for all the work it has done and the nice home it created for my sweet baby girl. I am only 20 so it is hard to not have a thin, tight tummy! But my tummy has done work! Being pregnant was hard on my body and even after her birth it is still hard but it is all worth it. I know my body will never be perfect or close to perfect but my body served a purpose…it made a life…a beautiful sweet little life. I hate the appearance of it but it served its purpose! I used to have wonderful boobs, now they sag and have an ugly color to them but they feed my little angel. I’m just trying to see the beauty within the “ugly”…

Age: 20
Pregnancies: 1

9 thoughts on “The Beauty Within the “Ugly” (Ashley)

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    We have the same body type well like im looking at pic of me!!!im 21 =)but its all cuz are babies! I also only have one

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  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Your stomach looks a a lot like mine. I think your beautiful baby was worth it!

  • Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    it sometimes makes me cry inside, reading the way you girls think of yourselves :-(
    having read most of the stories, and seen a lot of the pictures here, I am left feeling deeply sad!
    sad that society and the media, have robbed you all!
    there is not one of you girls, that is not beautiful!!
    the media has you second guessing what beauty really is!
    beauty is a state of mind more than it is anything else.
    Ashley, you have a smile that could light an entire room!
    and TBQH a sexy curvatious body too!
    there is no part of you that is not beautiful!
    your little girl looks like she is going to be a heartbreaker too ;-)
    change (and I understand this from personal experience) is really hard, but, we all change.
    you have changed from a beautiful girl, into a beautiful curvy mum!
    if you where my wife / girlfriend, I would not change what you look like or what you have achieved for anything in the world!
    you girls, sometimes just don’t understand how precious, beautiful, and remarkable, you all are!
    wear your beautiful new curves with pride Ashley!
    you have earned them ;-)

  • Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Gary is right you have a strikingly beautiful face. Enjoy your little one.. Over time our bodies settle down..

  • Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 12:51 am

    You’re beautiful!

  • Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I also have the same body type. I can relate to you 100% I was always comfortable with being a little chubby. I felt healthy! but, Since my pregnancy and birth of my son my belly does the same as yours and it seems impossible to lose. 10 months later I’m still trying and I’m still the same! and just like you, some days I’m comfortable where others I just hate everything. I got really bad stretch marks during my pregnancy and they are what bother me most!
    You’re a beautiful woman :) And you’re certainly right, you created one ADORABLE baby girl. I think that counts more than anything.

  • Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    You’re beautiful!! My body looks exactly like yours does. I totally understand how you feel. I am 21 with a two year old son and i wish i could dress like a normal 21 year old, instead of having to wear bagging clothes to hide my stomach. But good for you that you are looking at the positives and being optimistic. you have a very beautiful daughter also :)

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you all for you wonderful comments! I appreciate it all:) Also to all of the women, you are beautiful. This was 4 months p.p. I am working on just being healthy and not worrying about what I look like:)

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