let me start by saying that i was nowhere near perfect before i got pregnant with my first son, Gavin, at the young age of 16. I was not fat, but not ‘model’ material. Well, 2 and half years and two babies later, i definately have a belly i do not like. I have felt, up until recently, that i was disgusting, unattractive, fat, saggy, etc….and 19 who feels this way? But then one day i had an epiphany, and now i try to look at myself realistically. i am not a movie star, i am not a model, i am a mother. and although i have tons of stretch marks, scars, saggy skin, saggy boobs, i have the two most wonderful little boys that make up for it, and then some. i just wanted to share some photos of my postpartum belly, although i had my youngest almost 8 months ago, my belly looks as if i just had him yesterday. I hope this gives some other mothers (especially us young ones) some encouragement, and selfesteem.
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You are beautiful! im 20 and had my little girl last year. i hate the way my tummy looks now. but when i see how great you still look it makes me feel better. maybe im beautiful too. thanks for sharing
It’s you young moms who are going to change how we view beauty. I wish I had your wisdom when I was 19. I’m 33 and trying to come to grips with the truth of my body. Kudos to you girl!
your perspective is refreshing!
congrats on your children…they are lucky to have you and you, them…
I understand what you mean! I had my first at 17…I never realized how fat i was NOT! How dumb of me…I never got to feel like a cute lil young chick…be young and have that body. Now i feel that body will never be mine again. But that is not the truth…that body is still here–it is me. I am beautiful…because if anyone is ugly~~we all are!