It’s something you should be proud of! Your body has grown a human being and brought them into this world. How amazing is that!
After having Kory, I found there is a lot of pressure for mums to spring back into shape and get their bodies back to exactly how they were before they had children. I don’t know about anyone else but I was far too busy looking after a newborn and far too sleep deprived to care about my weight or what my body looked like!
Even before having a child, I was never happy with my body or the way that I looked, I’ve always covered myself up, I’ve never wore tight, clingy or cropped clothes, I always opt for baggy tops or sweaters. Even when pregnant I tried to cover my bump as best I could, comments like ‘oh you’re getting big!’ really made me want to hide away. But after giving birth to Kory, I would look back at old pictures of myself and wish I looked how I did back then. When I thought I was ‘fat’. I wouldn’t say I’m fat now even after having a child but I will admit that my body isn’t what it used to be. I do have wobbly bits in places I didn’t before but you know what, I’m okay with that and you should be too! I’m not bursting with confidence, I still wouldn’t wear anything tight or clingy but I have grown to love my body because of what it has given me.
I’m proud of my mum tum and you should be too!