Accepting Your New Self

Having a baby changes a lot of things in your life. One of the biggest changes for me was my body. Before I got pregnant I was 120lbs and didn’t have a single stretch mark. At 8.5 months pregnant I was 180 lbs and had stretch marks all over my stomach and arms (those were the ones I could see). A few months after I had my daughter I was 140lbs and not only had stretch marks on my stomach and arms but my inner thighs too (ughhh are you kidding me). I had problems accepting that my body was not going to be the same again.

My boyfriend kept telling me he didn’t care about my stomach or any of my stretch marks. I didn’t believe that. I felt that my bodily appearance was everything. I mean look at media now a days and tell me you don’t feel the same way. Women are brainwashed into believing that being skinny with abs is “PERFECT”. Hello people, there is not a thing in the world that is perfect. It took me a while to realize that.

Nowadays I look at these girls on tv and social media who are all different shapes and sizes and you know what. They’re all beautiful.

If you had a baby and bounced back then that’s great, but if you had and baby and you didn’t bounce back it’s okay, you are still a beautiful woman. If anyone tries to tell you different then screw them. You carried a baby for 9 months. You had sleepless night after sleepless night trying to get comfortable. You went through hours of labor pains and finally you brought a child into this world. Your body is amazing regardless of what it looks like.

For all those moms out there with a “not so perfect body” know this:
YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE. BEACH BODY OR MUFFIN TOP TO YOUR CHILD YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND STRONG. YOUR A MOM.

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