Originally Posted by Greenlea
I don't know...I can live with the stretch marks, they will fade. Even though mine are criss-crossed all over my belly from my last 2 pregnancies and are now getting higher with this one. Its the saggy skin that bothers me. I love my kids though and I've never been ashamed of my body.
I love sites like that, that we can all be so open about things and make it normal and BEAUTIFUL and not disgusting!!!! Just like that "shape of a mother" site.
I'm fine with my stretchmarks, too. I have a ton...a "tiger attack" belly. Even the sagginess that lasts for a long time...a friend once described it as a ground beef belly right after birth. I'm okay with that too. But for me it's REALLY hard to feel okay with holding on to a lot of extra weight. Not for appearances, necessarily (though I vainly admit, that is a big part of it...unlike stretchmarks, the weight is pretty obvious), but because it just doesn't feel like "me" anymore and I know that my body struggles with adjusting to carry it, if that makes sense.