Baby is here !!! Oh my gosh, how I remember this moment like it was yesterday. The day I gave birth plays in my mind over and over again. Whether you had a vaginal birth or a C-section, from this life changing moment on you will never forget this experience.
Some of you may be at the point after baby came to start worrying about getting your "pre-baby" body back in moments notice. You may have even started worrying about your body and how it will look after baby during pregnancy. If you haven't read my blog post on "Loving yourself while growing a miracle" I encourage you to do so.
So why are we SO concerned on what were going to look like after the baby? Take a moment and ask yourself this, "Why am I worried about my post-baby body?" What did you come up with? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please comment at the end of this blog. Below, I share some things I personally think may influence your desire to have the "perfect" post baby body.
I share one of the most personal pictures above with you all because THIS is the meaning of pregnancy, a baby. For first time moms, its also going from Woman to Mother. This is the reason you should want to be your best self and be 100% fully present for this little baby that grows oh so quickly. Don't cloud your thoughts with worrying about your post baby body, your going to miss out on whats right in front of you. Your baby wants a mommy who loves them and a mommy who loves herself. Also, baby doesn't question his or her hunger, they just eat. Please do the same. One more time, ask yourself... Why am I worried about my weight? If you came up with health reasons, weight may be a concern. If not, let it go and come back to the moment with your baby. Not to mention, do you really want to add one more stressful thing onto your already life changing journey. Your hormones are flying across the room, your learning something new and maybe even nursing for the first time (which is another job in itself). For me, all of that was enough to handle. I couldn't possibly add one more thing to my plate to worry about and I encourage you not to either. You are beautiful and no body loves you more than your bundle of joy.
Be kind to yourself, it took you almost 10 months to grow a miracle and the only thing that should be of concern is your mental health/well being and baby's well-being and nourishment. Don't miss out on the most important precious moments, as you will never get this time back. Be the change you want to see in your children!
So much love to you all- I know this isn't easy XO !
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