Most mothers take a while to come to terms with their postpartum body. Boutique Shows is super excited to feature the below blog from This Joyful Life about loving your postpartum body.
I knew I was going to blog about this one day….so here it is! Postpartum Body. It took me a little bit of time to come to terms with my new body. During my pregnancy, I had ZERO stretch marks. I was convinced that the many stretch mark creams I purchased along with my homemade ones were doing the trick. Four weeks before I delivered, someone told me that they didn’t have stretch marks until they delivered. I had never even heard of that!? When she told me that I literally said out loud “great….that’s going to be me”. Sure enough, it was me.
Here we are, almost 11 months later and I have finally come to terms with my body. My body was Laila’s home for 9 months. It really is incredible! I still can’t believe it was able to do what it had to do for her.
As a mom to a girl, I believe it is so important to show positive examples of self-image. I want her to see the beauty in herself no matter what. I want her to feel beautiful and to see beauty in all body types!
During my pregnancy, I gained a lot of weight. I still haven’t bee able to lose it all, I still have a lot of stretch marks, and had no pre-pregnancy clothes fit, but that is completely fine!!
Having these marks is just an outward example of my favorite role in the whole entire world. Being a mom!! Sure many women are able to bounce back and have zero stretch marks, but that just isn’t my body.
You can read more of Michelle’s posts on her blog page: https://thisjoyfulife.wordpress.com/