Young Mom of 2 (Anonymous)

i am 22. my husband an i were blessed with two amazing little men. i went into labor naturally at midnight on both of their due dates. my first was born at 1:48 pm. 7 pounds 10 ounces 19 and a half inches long perfectly healthy. he surprised us pretty good. they told me at 18 weeks pregnant with him that he was a girl. after about 12 hours of labor i pushed him out in about 10 minuets and they put him on my chest and i was the first to see that he was a boy! when our son was 4 months old i told my husband that i wanted another. my doctor told me that it will take about 4 months for my body to recover. so at 4 months pp we started trying for another. lucky us it didn’t even take a month and i was pregnant again. this time at 18 weeks i was told i was having another boy. this time they were right and after about 7 hours of labor and 5 minuets of pushing we had another healthy baby boy 7 pounds 10 ounces 20 inches long. i had an epidural with both of my births. i had a episiotomy with my first and honestly the doctor sewing that up after my son was born in the worst memory and pain that i remember from both births. with my second i tore but the doctor numbed me and i couldn’t feel anything. i have never really liked my body but seeing what it has done i have grown to love it and all of its imperfections and wrinkles. i only nursed my first son a few times (something i regret but cant change now) and i nursed his little brother till he was 16 months old he never had a drop of formula. i am almost to my pre preg. weight. but my body has changed so much. i know it sounds silly but i am thankful for my stretch marks when i feel them or see them i just think about how much i love my babies. kind of like a tattoo but saggy wrinkly skin instead. they will be 2 in september and 3 in july and i couldn’t be any happier. we are done reproducing and i am doing my best to make sure my sons grow up to be great men.

1st picture my belly now
2nd picture is my belly the day before my 2nd son came into the world.
3rd picture is a few days before the birth of my first son

5 thoughts on “Young Mom of 2 (Anonymous)

  • Friday, June 25, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I am so happy to hear that you are happy with your body now.
    I am a young mom too. I am also 22 with 2 children. My son will be 5 in December and my daughter just turned 1 year on June 23. We are also done having more children.
    Your body is beautiful, during pregnancy and now! :)

  • Friday, June 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Great story! I think you’re brave wanting to have a second so soon. I had an episiotomy with my first and that just turned me off from wanting another until now… my daughter is 3 1/2. Thank you for sharing your story and your photos! You look gorgeous!!!

  • Friday, June 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    That’s how I look, but maybe a little more stretched. :p I can deal with my stretch marks… no problem. It’s the loose skin that drives me crazy! I’m 14 months PP, with my 1st, a beautiful girl that was born 8 lbs flat! I was about 125 before pregnancy and about 165 by the end. I weigh less than I did before I got pregnant but yet my butt remains huge and my tummy is extra flabby with more stretch marks than one can count. Fortunetly the skin on my tummy though completely stretched beyond recognition, is extra soft..

  • Friday, June 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    …also, I am 24 and a US Marine. :) I think you’re an outstanding mother for having posted these pictures! You’re baby bump was soooo cute!

  • Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 6:03 am

    I, too, see my stretch marks (and there are LOTS of them) and my c-section scars as my badges of honor. They are my constant reminder of the amazing process I went through to have my 4 beautiful children. “Amazing” doesn’t even seem like an adequate word!

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