It’s been almost 2 years since I gave birth for the first time. Nearly 24 months of me looking in the mirror, accepting that is just what I have to live with now, and getting on with it.
Even when someone gets to looking like she should be proud of herself, instead she’s like “I could be another three pounds less; I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.” Where does it end? You just have to say, “It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m OK with it. I’ve got other things to think about.” – Melissa McCarthy
It’s taking some guts to do this, but I’m fed up of so many women putting themselves down. So many mums talking about getting rid of the ‘c section hang’ and in a rush to tone up once baby is here. This is me, right now, this morning. Those stretch marks? I didn’t get them when I was pregnant. I got them when I was 13 and going through chemotherapy. I bloated so much with the steroids that I got stretch marks everywhere! This isn’t all of them. My weight has been the gut cause of my anxiety all of my life and it’s only this past year that I’ve opened my eyes and I’m finally happy with who I am. My body hasn’t massively changed since having Evie, so it definitely wasn’t the best in the world 😂🙈Who gives a damn about the guy who claims he doesn’t like stretch marks? Almost all of us have them so if you’re offended by them you need a reality check! That jelly belly I can’t do anything with!! It won’t tone. It’s done for 😂 My body has been through an awful lot, it’s had cancer, it’s been self harmed, it’s been starved, it’s been pumped with chemotherapy, had no end of X-rays, PET/CAT/MRI scans, it’s gone through the menopause because of the chemo (so not even naturally), that scar underneath my boobage, with my freckle? Thats where my Hickman line was. By body has then been pumped with IVF drugs, it’s carried a baby when it shouldn’t have been able to, and now, it’s being given artificial hormones every single day just to keep them balanced. It’s given me grief, but it’s been given grief itself! I may not love it but it’s kept me alive for 25 years so far, 12 of those it’s been put to huge tests. My message is, stop being so hard on yourself! If you can change it and you want to change, then do it. But if you can’t, there is nothing you can do but learn to love it! Love what it’s been put through and what it’s giving you. You may not be happy as can be but I’ll tell you a secret, I don’t know anyone who loves every single part of their body! Show off your good bits and concentrate on those. Those ‘bad’ bits? I can almost guarantee no one has ever even thought about them ❤️❤️ my insta is private so hoping no trolls can get on and say mean things pahahaha 😂
I have decided to take part in the @channelmum body positivity week. I have written a post about how I’m feeling about my body post baby, I have included photos that I never thought I would post on the internet. I have never been confident with my body but I am starting to accept that my saggy tummy, stretchmarks & non existent boobs are actually not that bad.. the link is in my bio if you would like to have a read 💕 #mamafigure __________________________________ #bodyconfidence #bodypositivity #mamabody #mumbod #youngmum #stretchmarks #tigerstripes #channelmum #mummy #love #happy #mumsofinstagram #honest #honestmotherhood #instamum #myworld #16monthspostpartum #postpartum #postbaby #learningtolovemybody #toddlersofinstagram #16months #loveyou #babygirl #mumswithcameras #ukpbloggers
5 days Postpartum! It can be hard sometimes to look at your bodies postpartum but the important things to remember are your body is amazing! It was a home to your baby for the beginning of its life! Now my giant boobs are also the main source of nutrition for my little man! #postpartumbodiesarebeautiful
I was nervous to post this and have waited almost 6 weeks to share it 💕 this is my bump 2 days post partum. It has since gone smaller, but my body will never be the same again. My hips have changed shape from labour and I’ll always have a pouch from where my bump has been. But my body carried 2 babies; it kept them safe, loved and healthy for 9 months 👶🏻👶🏻 with the start of my surrogacy journey fast approaching, I honestly cannot wait to house a surro bub for a while ☺️ it’s sad that still, in this day and age, that surrogacy is still frowned upon by some people. It really isn’t like the Handmaids Tale at all, I promise! 😂 I get to give the most amazing gift to people and they do to me too – the trust those parents have in their surrogates is damn amazing! 🙌🏻 #2dayspostpartum #pregnancybody #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #postpartum #surrogacy #surrogacyrocks #surrogacyjourney #surrogate #surrobub #ukparentbloggers #welshparentbloggers #mummybloggers #mummybloggersuk