Ahh, the postpartum body. I think it’s something that most
moms can agree is a total love/hate relationship. The extra flab from months of
growing a human being, the stretch marks, the scars, the wider hips and
lopsided boobs—it’s all there, staring us in the mirror each morning.
can choose to pick apart each inch of this new body of ours, and tear ourselves
down, or we can choose to not only accept it, but embrace it. Sure, it’s hard to
do, but this body of ours, it housed a piece of our heart. It grew a human
being! It has done so much for us, and the least we can do is show it respect
and love and be kind to ourselves. It doesn’t make sense to do anything else.
Today, we want to focus on doing just that—to uplift and encourage
all of you moms out there who might be forgetting to give yourself the grace
you so deserve.
This is for you. This is for your body. It’s the only one
you’ve got, and it's a amazing one.
“For the first time in my life, I love my boobs! Not only
because they actually fill out a bra (but that’s a perk!), but because they are
the life source for my baby. Amazing!” – Katie H.
“I love my C-section scar. It’s a reminder of everything I
went through to get my precious baby. I had to have an emergency C-section,
which was definitely not in my birth plan, and it was scary and crazy and
emotional, but now here we are with our little miracle baby and every time I
see that scar I’m reminded of that. I used to be ashamed of it, but now I’m so
very proud of that scar!” – Julie F.
My body birthed a human being! Hello, it's the greatest thing ever!
“I have grown to love my stretch marks—I’m proud of each
one and think of them as my tiger stripes! I earned those stripes!” – Danielle
“My body isn’t even close to perfect, but I love that I’m
okay with that! It’s squishy, wrinkly, full of stretch marks and extra skin—all reminders of what I’ve been through. Sure, it’s not perfect, but it housed
a perfect baby and my confidence and happiness shows in my face, so who cares
what my body looks like!” – Bridget K.
“I love that my body is a reminder that I need to take care
of myself! Since pregnancy, this has been blatantly clear to me. To take care
of my baby, I must first take care of myself. My postpartum body is a daily
reminder of this!” – Cindy W.
“I love that I can love my body, even though it’s not the
ideal picture of perfection. I love that I'm proud of each curve and
imperfection. I can confidently say that I’m more comfortable in my skin than
ever before because of this!” – Lindsey K.
“I feel curvaceous and beautiful, and more
confident than I have ever been before.” – Samantha T.
"My body birthed a human being! Hello, it's the greatest thing ever!" - Whitney J.
"It's empowering what our bodies can do, and I am just so in awe of it every day! I've learned to not only accept my postpartum body, but to embrace it!" - Heather Y.
"My child is worth all of the weight gain! I just remind myself of this when I am praying for my abs to come back." - Kim K.