I am 27 years old, and just had my third baby, a little girl, May 11th. That makes me about three months post-partum, give or take a couple of days. I also have a little boy that was born November 14, 2005, and another little girl that was born January 9, 2007. I absolutely loved being pregnant, it was the only time in my life that I truly loved my body and felt completely comfortable in my own skin. The joy of creating and nurturing a new life and mothering my three gorgeous children has been and is the most wonderful thing I’ve ever experienced. Now that I’m done having babies, its been a little hard to accept the changes that my body has gone through, and the end result. I’ve never been a thin person, and right now I am at my pre-pregnancy weight, but I still notice things that I don’t like. I want to be able to look at my soft, round body and love it, but its hard sometimes. I want to be able to look at my belly, at the roundness and extra skin, and be able to see it as the beautiful place that was home to all three of my children. I want to see myself as my children’s father says he sees me, as someone beautiful, someone extremely sexy…and sometimes I’m able to, but not always. I could blame the media I guess, as inaccurately portraying real beauty, but to be honest, I think that the way I feel about myself ultimately has to come from within, and can only really be changed by me. I think this website is a wonderful place for women to come, at least I know it has been for me. I can look at women that are similar to me, and I see them as beautiful. It makes me feel like if I can see them as beautiful, maybe I can learn to see myself that way too.
All the pictures of me pregnant are from this last pregnancy, and any of me not pregnant are from within the last three months. My children’s father has taken all the pictures, and as you can tell, he loves taking pictures of me, and is very good at it :)
15 thoughts on “Three Babies in Four Years (Natalie)”
You are so so beautiful! You have an amazing body!
And I think you are right, what we think of ourselves deffinately comes from within. I had a baby nearly three months ago as well, and I wish I could see myself as my husband does as well. Soon I am sure we will learn to love our bodies, but seeing a new body is sometimes hard to love and be used to, but all in good time!
Again, you look fantastic, and your husband takes beautiful pictures :)
You’re gorgeous and sexy. Congrats on three children. Beautiful!
I also wanted to say, it’s obvious that the photos were taken by someone you love and who loves you. I should get posing for my husband again!
You ARE beautiful and extremley sexy. I absolutley love the picture of you on the bed, hand on your hip. Looks like a beautiful painting… Good luck with your mission to acomplish an even higher degree of self-acceptance. You have a positive attitude, three children and a loving husband! What more could a woman want, really??!!
You are gorgeous – womanly and feminine and in the last two pics, you ooze sexuality.You are very shapely and know how to seduce the camera.I never hated my recent post partum body, but my aging body is another story (see postpartum 25 and 21 years. I look in the mirror and it’s ‘yuk’ but in my head I feel more sexy than I ever have and don’t feel as shapeless and big as I am. Be confident and enjoy your children – they will benefit so much from you.
I definately see that you are comfortable in your own skin- and you should be! You look beautiful and womanly and curvy. To me beauty comes from within and seeps out to the surrounding world, some of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known aren’t necessarily the most physically beautiful however, the fact that their inner beauty exudes from every fiber of their being makes them outshine even the supermodels……you are one of those women. You seem have a beautiful attitude about life, love and family.
thoase are great pics. and I am glad to finally c someone closw to my size. u are beautiful and I agree with u that yes it is from within. I struggle with the same feelings about my body.
What a great curvy body you have. You were made to have childre and be beautiful.
mama, you are SUPER HOT! dang, girl! you make me jealous! i hope one day to have what you have – a family life with a loving partner who admires your womanly form.
I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE how confident and SEXY you are!!! I love how you love yourself and how you are flaunting the crap out of it! Kudos, Mama!!!
I so see myself in you. It gives me hope as I am in the beginning of my 3rd pregnancy.
Amazing. You look so good. Pregnancy has been great to you. Good luck!!
Gorgeous pregnancy pics – you are truly beautiful :)
yay i found a body double except you carry yourself so well and look really hot… hmm i must take note as u look awesome!
i have a 4 month old and and pregnant again with my second child. my hubby loves my curves, my full breasts and nursing off me daily. he enjoys every part of my womanly, motherly body. enjoy the experience!! i do!!!