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Twice the Shape (Anonymous)

After giving birth to my first son, my self image changed drastically. I no longer worried about what others thought of my looks. I gained a confidence that I hope to never loose. While pregnant with my second son I enjoyed my body changes, swells, growth to a round blossom of life. My older son had a great time with my belly… With stripes up to the point where my breasts lay, I am proud to have a belly that illustrates my birth history: May 18, 2004 – 9 lbs. 14 oz. – natural December 5, 2006 – 10 lbs. 10 oz. – natural

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  • bluestar Thursday, September 13, 2007, 10:57 am

    What I really love about this story is that by being so open about your body and it’s changes during pregnancy with your son, you’re hopefully instilling in him an appreciation for what a woman goes through during pregnancy, and an understanding that it may not be beautiful in a model in a magazine way, but it is truly beautiful nonetheless. I think it’s a lesson every young child (girls included) should be exposed to!

  • Autumn Thursday, September 13, 2007, 11:57 am

    I’m absolutely in love with this photo!

  • Sarah Thursday, September 13, 2007, 5:25 pm

    Wow!!! What a beautiful photograph!!! I am blown away. This photo just beams with love and pride. Wow!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

  • Angela Saturday, September 15, 2007, 6:25 pm

    You are awesome! I am so glad that you wrote that you grew such healthy babies, and didn’t “need” a cs to have them. And you’re right–your belly is a historical record…be proud!

  • Sara Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 4:00 pm

    wow, i had a 8 lbs 12 oz, may 18, 2004 natural, and a homebirth mar 13, 2007 – 10 lbs 9 oz.
    Big Babies and their Mamas Rock! (So do little ones, but I wouldn’t know!)

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