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I Heart My Body


It’s I Heart My Body time! We Heart Life is hosting their third annual I Heart My Body campaign. What’s it all about? Embracing your body, loving yourself, and sharing that love with the world! People around the world will be sharing what they love about their bodies through their blogs, facebook, instagram, twitter… feel the love!

When I was asked to think about what I love about my body, it was a no brainer. Right now I feel incredibly blessed to be 21 weeks into my second pregnancy. I know many, many people who have had great difficulty trying to conceive, and some who haven’t been able to achieve their dream of being parents. I can’t imagine that heart break, we have been so lucky to fall pregnant quickly, to have a healthy daughter and to (so far!) have another healthy baby on the way.

This was not the future I imagined for myself when, in my early teens, I sat in the doctors office with my Mum and was told that my chances of conceiving children were very slim. I have Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome, which means I have lots of cysts on my ovaries (and a whole bunch of other lovely symptoms – extra body hair, pimples, extra body weight – yay!). I’m lucky that my PCOS is pretty mild and was kept in check with month after month, year after year of medication.

When Paul and I started planning for a baby I was fairly skeptical. I had no hopes. I didn’t want to allow myself any hope, just in case. So it was with great surprise and extreme joy that I read that positive pregnancy test at around 5am in the morning one day in March 2009. I literally sprinted down the hallway and jumped on a sleeping Paul, my heart nearly pounding out of my chest. Now, here we are again, going for round two.

So, why do I love my body? Because it has given me the greatest and most unexpected gift of all – to become a mother. To grow a healthy baby, to feed that baby with my body, to play with that child every day with a body that can run and jump and climb. I LOVE my body for giving me that gift. For giving us that gift.

{October 2012, 20 weeks pregnant with Baby #2}

{January 2010, 5 days overdue with Pebble}

Tell the world – why do you love your body?


  1. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

    I am so glad PCOS hasn’t robbed you of your dreams to become a Mother, because it really is a most horrible condition.

    And you really are a most beautiful Mother,

    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy :)


  2. I’m so happy for you! I always feel guilty when people have difficulty falling pregnant. The one thing about pregnancy that my body actually does well is getting pregnant in the first place. Drop of a hat! The rest of the pregnancy not so great though! You look amazing pregnant. Good luck with your little one x
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  3. Thank you so much for sharing Kylie. Your body is amazing and beautiful when pregnant! <3

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  4. Gorgeous and glowing!! xx
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  5. Your body carries pregnancy so beautifully well! What hard words it must have been to hear all those years ago but I am SO pleased for you that life blessed you with your two babies.
    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy xx

  6. You look gorgeous.! One of the mod beautiful gifts is to grow a baby and hold that baby inside you.

    I am so happy that your PCOS didn’t stop you having this gift.

    Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy… well try to anyway.. hehe :) xx
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  7. I feel the same way about my body since having Mia, I can’t believe the amazing gift it has given me and how lucky I am that my body was able to conceive and grow a beautiful child. You are looking gorgeous my dear!
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  8. I was sent this way to you via twitter, I haven’t participated today because I am pregnant too. However, I haven’t looked at my body in the way you have today, and it’s beautiful and has made me re-think the way I have been looking at myself recently. xx
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  9. Our bodies are amazing aren’t they? You look gorgeous.

  10. You are looking gorgeous! Congrats on the second, and how wonderful your body has surprised a d amazed your
    Lyndal recently posted..the one where i think about how much i heart my bodyMy Profile

  11. Beautiful photos, I love this post <3

  12. Such a nice post to read and so happy for you – you look radiant!!
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  13. You and your body are doing a wonderful job in growing that baby. You look lovely, it’s such a special time. Hope everything progresses well for you and babe and all the family. xx
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  14. I had poly-cystic ovaries, but not the syndrome, luckily. You are such an amazing looking pregnant person!
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  15. You are totally glowing honey xx
    Catherine Rodie Blagg (Cup of Tea and a Blog) recently posted..I heart my bodyMy Profile

  16. You look great!!! I’m sitting here with tears running down my face, I am so glad after the diagnosis that you are now a Mum! Beautiful, our bodies really are amazing!
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  17. I’m so glad PCOS hasn’t stopped you having children like it can for others. I’ve had my own issues with fertility and I understand that not getting your hopes up way of thinking and not wanting to be disappointed… then the insane joy when you find out you’re pregnant. Indescribable!

    You look amazing – belly shots are my favourite :)
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  18. It’s always so heartening to hear that someone conceived in spite of PCOS, when so many can’t.

    You wear pregnancy so beautifully!
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  19. Naw… I remember when you first told me about your baby in Sydney! So lovely to see you with a bump! You are all things gorgeousness!
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    • I just couldn’t hold that news in :) I also wanted to explain was I was being such a nana. I felt so ill and was SO unbelieveably tired. I went to bed early the first night there and all my blogging mates stayed up late with their iPads and laptops. I thought “why can’t I just stay up!?”. But I. just. couldn’t. It will all be worth it.

  20. Oh, I adore hearing of people who have babies against the odds! Congratulations on your precious second baby, and your amazing pregnant body!
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  21. Great post lovely. Be proud. Well done body, well done. You are looking SO well and happy and gorgeous.
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  22. Oh I teared up abit reading this. Your body is giving you such an amazing gift x
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  23. Look at your gorgeous self! Beautiful, baby growing, Kylie! Lovely inside and out!
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  24. Preggie Bellies are the best! Congrats, such a special gift for you. xox

  25. I am loving all the pregnant bellies this year. The blogosphere has some amazing baby makers on it.
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  26. I’m so happy to hear a positive PCOS story! Someone close to me has it, and she hasn’t tried to conceive just yet but hopes to start in the near future. So thank you for sharing. And you are gorgeous!
    Kelly HTandT recently posted..I Heart My Body 2012My Profile

    • I’m glad that I’ve helped to give you and your friend some hope. I wish you both the best of luck xx

  27. You make one gorgeous pregnant mama hun. I am so glad your body gave you that amazing gift – you just glow in those photos xx
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  28. Your body is a miracle and you look so happy and glowing! xx
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  29. You look absolutely gorgeous and glowing x
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  30. Awww your baby belly is so cute. Your post brought a tear to my eye. A lot of us are very blessed and lucky to have the children we have.
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  31. I also have PCOS and smiled so big when I read this, I am currently on the lose weight get medicated and start trying next year I hope we are as lucky as you. You look sooo incredibly beautiful by the way pregnancy definitely agrees with you :)
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    • Good luck Rach! I have fingers and toes crossed that the your plan to smack PCOS back into it’s box works for you. I was quite healthy and fit when I got pregnant first time round, partly to get pregnant and partly motivated (mostly!) by my wedding plans LOL Either way, it worked very well, and they say that once your body figures it out once, it’s easier to get pregnant again. Thinking of you x

  32. Cute bump! I have PCOS too. It took me five years before I conceived my first child, but I would have never guessed that in another five years after that first one I’d have four more kids! Triplets kind of help speed things up like that. You’re blessed that you didn’t have difficulty, because it really does suck. So does the extra hair. I’m really hate the hair on my chiny chin chin.
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  33. Beautiful post. I really love going through these amazing posts, such an inspiration.
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  34. Such a sweet story. It’s so wonderful when unexpected miracles happen like that! You look amazing! Hope everything continues to go smoothly!
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  35. Oh, look at your belly with Pebble, so cute! I think pregnancy is so amazing and it certainly is something to love your body for! xoxox
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  36. Oh, look at your belly with Pebble, so cute! I think pregnancy is so amazing and it certainly is something to love your body for! xoxo
    Natalie (XL as Life) recently posted..Quick PicsMy Profile

    • Thank you Nat! And so sorry that your comment didn’t come through straight away. So happy to see it here now x

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