Im at a constant struggle with my new mom body. Which is normal I guess, but im not a fan. Some days I’m able to ignore the fact that I have stretch marks all over my thighs and butt until I have to put on a bathing suit. I used to be so tone and skinny. I loved wearing short shorts and flaunted my stomach any chance that I got.
I even flaunted my baby bump in a bikini I LOVED my belly and never wanted it to go away.
But my mom body…
I gained 55 pounds during pregnancy due to preeclampsia. I also lost all of my baby weight (so I shouldn’t be complaining) but my body is no longer the same.
I have cellulite in places I never had it before. I have stretch marks, my stomach is no longer tone and I no longer have the time to go to the gym. I dread trying on clothes because I don’t know what size I am anymore. I was once and XS is everything but now I have boobs that will probably deflate once im did breastfeeding.
This new body that I am so desperately wanting to get rid of made a baby! It grew my beautiful child and I am so grateful for it. These new hips that I have now carry my child as we walk around. These stretch marks are proof that my body grew for my child. This cellulite is just Collateral damage I guess.
I loved my body before, now I just need to teach myself to love my body now.