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Two kids in two years…. (Anonymous)

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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  • amy Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 4:42 pm

    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

  • Lori Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 9:15 am

    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!

  • catherine smitko Monday, April 2, 2007, 2:39 pm

    your perspective is refreshing!
    congrats on your children…they are lucky to have you and you, them…

    :0)

  • Kimber Monday, April 2, 2007, 7:30 pm

    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!

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