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Venus Before and After Baby (Anonymous)

1. This picture was taken about a month before I got pregnant. I’d never had washboard abs, but I also never worried about my stomach, only my butt and thighs where I carry most of my weight.

2. This picture was taken at 12 weeks pregant with my first (and only, so far) child.

3. I have no idea how far along I was at this point, probably at least 8 months. I was so lucky to have not gotten any stretch marks until the last 2 weeks. So close!

4. My husband took this picture of me 2 days before our son was born. It is very deceiving, though, because my belly does not look nearly as big as it really was. But, it was the first time I had ever actually LIKED the way my stretch marks looked. And my huge dark pregnant nipples.

5. This picture was taken that same night, and you can really see how ripe I was.

6. This was taken about 5 days after having natural childbirth. I was not nearly as big as I thought I’d be, but the biggest thing is you cannot suck in your stomach right after birth. At all!

7. Also taken 5 days after delivery. You can really see my stretch marks here, and what I call my baby jelly roll, that little saggy shelf of skin that hangs over your pubic bone.

8. Just taken 10 minuts ago. 3 years 6 months post baby. After looking at all the pictures and stories on this blog, when I looked at this photo I actually smiled. I think I look downright foxy! This website has completely changed my perspective on what I think I’m supposed to look like as a mom.

9. A current front shot of my belly. Not bad. You can barely see my stretch marks, which goes to show you that they really DO fade.

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9 comments… add one
  • Sarah Sunday, January 27, 2008, 12:12 am

    You’re darn right! You do look foxy! And I think it’s time for baby number two! :D Your baby needs a sibling! Be sure to post photos! You look hot! ;)

  • Sophia Monday, January 28, 2008, 6:49 am

    Thank you for posting. My marks look a lot like yours did. It really is good to see that they can fade SO much.
    You look awesome.
    You give me hope.

  • missy Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 2:38 pm

    Hi Katy!

  • Lyns Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 2:09 am


    Nice pics im just interested how long after giving birth the lats pic was ?

    Did you do alot of exercise ?

    Thanks Hun

  • Stephanie Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 7:38 am

    You were right! You are downright foxy!
    And you had such a gorgeous body when you were pregnant.

  • Tanya Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 6:50 pm

    You DO look foxy! :)

    Congratulations! Time for another one! ;)

  • Raven Friday, February 1, 2008, 8:04 am

    thank you so much for sharing! you look amazing!

  • Julie Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 12:40 pm

    i look at everyones pictures on here all the time and think how they all look just like me. But your pictures gave me hope knowing that stretch marks really do fade. [[its like a fairy tale]] i thought they would be bright red forever! [[ i’m 4 1/2 months pp]]but now i know i still have a chance of wearing a bikini again!
    thank you for posting your pictures.

  • Maroline Monday, June 2, 2008, 11:39 am

    You do look great!

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