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post #21 of 25
I often remind myself that my body made 2 amazing, healthy, people so give it a little slack.
I will never have a skiny teenager's body again, and it's actually rather freeing to realize that you don't have to keep trying to look like someone else.

Plus, the sling hides it all, and nobody is looking at my body behind my cute baby.
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by g&a View Post
I often remind myself that my body made 2 amazing, healthy, people so give it a little slack.
I will never have a skiny teenager's body again, and it's actually rather freeing to realize that you don't have to keep trying to look like someone else.

Plus, the sling hides it all, and nobody is looking at my body behind my cute baby.
g.

I actually have people telling me I look like I lost alot of weight when I'm wearing my sling
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by neverdoingitagain View Post

I actually have people telling me I look like I lost alot of weight when I'm wearing my sling
Maybe they mean a lot of weight compared to 2 or 3 months ago!
Slings have their perks!
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post #24 of 25
i like to think of my stretch marks, which are many, as my road map to motherhood. i had a wonderful massage therapist once say, "beautiful tiger stripes," and really mean it.
but as much as i'd love to love them, i don't. i try. but i don't. i'm more okay with the stretch marks than i am with the saggy pooch, though. there's no going back for the pooch, which is frustrating.
i truly wish our society found the mother afterbelly, not just the maiden belly, super sexy!
i am in a book that will soon be published that is entitled, ode to the afterbelly. it is a photographer's gift to his wife, in appreciation of the afterbelly. she was distraught over her new "look" so he decided to photograph tons of mamabellies in a beautiful and artistic way. the weblink made me think of it. initially i was photographed after my first m/c, then again after laurel was born. i haven't seen the pics, but somehow the idea of looking at the photos of my belly in a book surrounded by other mamabellies that honors the afterbelly is much more appealing than looking in the mirror. which sucks.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by g&a View Post
I often remind myself that my body made 2 amazing, healthy, people so give it a little slack. I will never have a skiny teenager's body again, and it's actually rather freeing to realize that you don't have to keep trying to look like someone else.


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i like to think of my stretch marks, which are many, as my road map to motherhood. i had a wonderful massage therapist once say, "beautiful tiger stripes," and really mean it.
[...] i truly wish our society found the mother afterbelly, not just the maiden belly, super sexy!
i am in a book that will soon be published that is entitled, ode to the afterbelly. it is a photographer's gift to his wife, in appreciation of the afterbelly.
Tiger stripes? Book of afterbellies? So freakin' cool!!! I would love to see that book. Title...?

Thank goodness there are mature men out there who appreciate a Mother's body -- the way it looks when you DON'T have personal trainers and cooks like the celebrities. Real men loving real bodies. Let me tell you, my mother is as wide as a barn door and the milk bags are south, past the equator but my father still chases after her DAILY!!!
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