This is my six months postpartum body.
I’ve learned a lot about my body in these last six months after giving birth to Bubba. I’ve learned that my body will never go back to what it was and even though I’ve bounced back close to my pre-baby weight, this body of mine still feels foreign. My stomach still feels like jello, my mom stripes (stretch marks) are still very dark, my boobs, well let’s just say they will never be the same. But I’m okay and happy with all of it. We can be our biggest critic, especially about our bodies, and it does not help that we compare ourselves to other mommas or other women that you see on social media, or that we convince our minds that we have to look a certain way after having a baby.
As hard as it was, I had to recognize that my body is amazing. I mean look at the little humans we created, nourished and raising! For 9 months our body changed for our baby, and then the physical stress that it had to go through to push our babies out, it still all so amazing to me, the process of it all. It’s still so crazy to think that I created this little human! Sure, I have days when I look at the mirror and pick at things I’m not happy with, but like I said I’m still learning about my new body, and it’s process. I can tell you that I’ve stopped comparing and being so hard myself. I’ve learned that as hard as breastfeeding is sometimes, it’s actually helped me lose the weight. I eat what I want, give into cravings, and exercise aka bounce, walk, dance and rock baby with a few squats here and there. There’s no need to go on some strict diet or exercise heavily after what my body just went through.
So my fellow momma goddesses, remember, it took us 9 months to gain the weight, so give your body time to take it off. Your body needs to heal so listen to your body. You need to take care of yourself and make sure you are well and energized to take care of your little one. We are all different, and our bodies are different. Don’t compare your body to someone else, or obsess with the number on the scale! Be kind and gentle on yourself, and try to accept that your body will never go back to what it was, and that’s okay! Remember, your body rocks, it’s amazing, strong, and you are beautiful momma!