Many women enter into pregnancy having no idea about what will happen to their bodies after babies. What do you look like after the baby comes out? Well, your body will shrink back to normal, that's for sure. But many people aren't prepared for what they're left with in the weeks following baby.
I found a couple pictures yesterday that I had originally deleted but decided to save.
How many weeks pregnant am I in this picture??
I'm am 1 week..POSTPARTUM.
Some women walk out of the hospital in the pants they wore pre-pregnancy. (*cough cough* my mom ...after TRIPLETS) Some women can even wear their own pants a couple months after baby. Well, my body didn't do what a lot of people's tummies do. There are so many emotions running through a new mother, and it can be a little depressing or shocking to see yourself in the mirror when you get home from the hospital. Your body is now suddenly something completely different. What was once this beautiful, full baby house full of life and possibility is now a saggy, abandoned, thoroughly used up house.
Now that it's not serving this beautiful purpose, it doesn't seem as beautiful anymore. Nobody ever tells you about this. And no women dare ever take a photo of it. We're ashamed and embarrassed. Why? The body does some amazing things.
Now, my belly is almost back to normal. But for those of you who haven't had kids or think you felt fat after babies...we all do. We all have those moments thinking, will I ever look better? Will I always be like this?
It does get better. Some women aren't blessed to get immediate shrinkage. I was not that blessed...and I'm glad I could document this stage in my life. Maybe not the most glamorous, but definitely real. And truthful. And honest. That makes it beautiful.
If this is what I needed to look like to bring two beautiful, healthy, amazing little men into this world, then I'd do it again 100 times over.