Ripe, Soft and fertile..
I was 57kg with 10c bust for seven years before pregnancy number 1 at age 23. (first two photos)
Danced till I was 12 weeks pregnant- then left because I was self conscious of my rounded tummy.
Put on 30kg rocketed to a 14ee bust and naturally birthed (No Drugs) Son 9pd. An alert energetic soul born after a 10 hour first labour.
I religiously oiled myself with jojoba daily and didn’t get a single stretchmark on my tummy, yet my milk engorged breasts were fanned with them.
Got back down to 64kg back stripping at 7 months post partum. (pink bikini photo)
Pregnancy number two had me rocket up to 95kg. a grand gain of 38kg over my original weight.
Yet I danced Until I was 20 weeks. I kept the weight down until then and had a wonderful 1950’s style outfit- corset/stockings/suspenders and no-one noticed!! I just made my hair bigger and lipstick redder!!! My final night I was dancing to raise the money for the liquor for my wedding.
I married the next week, my belly finally popped and we announced the pregnancy at the ceremony.
I was sad that I couldn’t have the dress of my dreams, nor a hens night…due to my pregnancy.
I was terribly self conscious and sad- I felt like I had to apologise as to why I was so heavy.
I couldn’t find clothes to fit, I even went up a shoe size to a size 10 (Aus) I was a size 18-20.
However, during the pregnancy I had an overall sense of calmness and ended up with a 5hr Labour.
naturally birthing unassisted my second son- 10pd. Born into water in our loungeroom. The most loving gentle soul I have ever met.
I didn’t lose any weight after the birth and was constantly being asked by strangers and friends I hadn’t seen in a while- “When” your baby due??” (Sometimes even when I was holding my newborn”
My answer was always cheerful- “I’ve HAD my baby! It just takes a while for my tummy to go back!”
But It never did. Breastfeeding, Physio, Gym, remedial massage, diets.. Nothing worked.. I still looked pregnant 16 weeks later, when indeed I did conceive and fill it with another baby..
Terrified of another enormous gain on top of the current weight- Under supervision- I hit the gym.
Best thing I ever did. I ended the pregnancy lighter than I started.
Another Natural Birth- 1HR 15MINS active labour 9pd 6oz baby girl.
So now, Im back to 84kg and have a realistic goal of a 14kg weight loss.
Two weeks after the birth I awoke to a spread of stretchmarks across my lower abdomen.
I laughed..after all the pregnancies- I couldn’t believe that the tiny tummy of my daughters had caused the marks!
I am now at peace with my body- and yes, I wore a bikini three weeks post partum in Bali. (last photo)
3 kids in- I earn’t my curves and know that in my old age I will look back on these days as the best years of my life.
Blessed with Youth, Ripe, soft and fertile..
12 thoughts on “Young Mama, 3 Babies, Ex-Stripper (Anonymous)”
You look great! and wow at the lengths of your labours! I thot i was doing good with a 3 hour (first) labour. next time I’m aiming for 1 hour! lol!
The 2nd photo is so artistic and beautiful! You look great and you babes are gorgeous.
Hi, I think you look better now than you did before you had your children. Curvey, curves are good !!!! XXXXXX
I think you look great! Better after babies than before even. You have a great powerfulwomanly aura in the last shot :)
I have known this body in all its shapes and sizes for 16 years and the woman who posesses it is my dearest and most treasured friend. She has always been beautiful and she can still stop a room. But, I find nothing more spectacular than watching her do the dishes in her tiny sink with a toddler at her ankle, one in the crib and another yelling at her from the yard. What a beautiful life and what a beautiful woman.
What a beautiful story! It’s fascinating to see your body change as your life changed. You were/are lovely in all incarnations!
wow i really love your story! congratulations on your amazing births, good job mama! xo
I think you look sexier than before. What amazing birth stories you have! So many wonderful stories to share to your children!!!
beautiful story and woman :)
I loved this story. “soft ripe fertile”. Thank you.
omg u look jus like me body wise i was very thin and wen i had my daughter i lost the weight but bein a stay home mommy really did the dammage. you are beautiful and ur daughter looks just like u.
you are beautiful – but please use sunscreen to stay so