Mama’s Bits

Before I had my precious babies, I had a pretty rockin’ rack. Not to toot my own horn (but I’m gonna toot my own horn). The girls were pretty perky and plump.

While getting dressed this morning, I made the mistake of lingering on my reflection in the mirror. It had suddenly come to my attention that since having had my second child (and after weening him off mama’s milk), I had gone from a Halle Berry C cup, to a Kate Hudson A cup. Shrinkage on the top, and swelling on the bottom.

Gravity is working double time on my bod – all my body parts seem to be fighting to see which one can touch the ground first. I raised my arm at my reflection and gave it a little shake. Bad idea. It was like a loose chicken neck had made sweet love to my underarm.

My eyes slowly shifted upwards towards my face. Prominent under-eye baggage and thinning hair met my gaze. Lovely I thought to myself. Then I paused for a minute, taking it all in. I reshifted my focus (maybe squinted my eyes a bit), and looked back at myself in the mirror.

I made these two fabulous kids
(with a little help of course)

You are an amazing being I thought to myself. You made two human beings with that body – and that makes you fabulous. I’m not 20. I’m not unhealthy, and I’m not unhappy. I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been in my life! I have so much to be thankful for, and my post-baby bod should be one of them.

So to myself and to my fellow mamas who feel drab, jiggly, saggy, or baggy –  I say rock that bod, flaunt that flab and love yourself for the fabulousness that you are. We made people ladies – and there’s nothing in the world more beautiful than that 🙂

Comments

  1. I love this, I love your attitude! It epitomizes the spirit we embody at Just.Be.Enough. Will you consider linking this post to our weekly link up, Be Enough Me on Monday, 22nd?

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  2. You rock!! And yes, every time I look at my jiggly belly, I remember, 4 babies grew in there!

  3. Love this and how true—- we made children with our bodies—we rock. you rock! Thank you so much for linking up with Just.Be.Enough.!!!

  4. It’s so true. Two kids later and the well into the mean metabolism slow-down of my 30s, it’s easy to get frustrated. But I wouldn’t change my lifestyle, my kids, or anything that goes with it to fit in smaller jeans!

  5. I have solo been there. I don’t think there is a mom out there that hasn’t. It is tough to look at your body changed by motherhood. It is wonderful when you embrace the new you! -Laverne

  6. Yay for you for embracing the changes and what they signify. It’s a learning curve for me, and I’m doing my best to accept those changes!

  7. I love this! Although my body is definitely not what it used to be, I am happy that I have a beautiful little boy. There is nothing better than that.

  8. I love it! This is so true. I’m a lot more accepting of my body after baby now (even after losing my pregnancy weight and then some, and then gaining most of it back again…sigh). Whenever I get down about how I look I remember what my body has done. So, yes! We are beautiful.

  9. thanks for the reminder! love the post!

  10. It does take a while to adjust to the idea that some things on the body will never be the same after birthing two kids. I am currently obsessed with flat stomachs and the knowledge that mine isn’t.

  11. I’m right there with you! Except with me mine finally got bigger! Of course so did the rest of me which is the sad part but it’s all because I had children. They’re amazing kids and I wouldn’t change any of that!

  12. I was just thinking about this. You attitude is great! I have 4 kids and 13 grandkids. I was always thin until last 8/28 when I quit smoking and had my gall bladder out. Hello 25 pounds. I am just going to work very hard to get rid of some of it:)

  13. This is so honest and true. I am not a mom and part of me does fear the canges my body will go through. But I know it will be a great and rewarding experience to create a person.

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  14. This is a fabulous perspective! I absolutely love it!

  15. Yes!

    Beautiful words, beautiful you, beautiful reminder!

    Love this so very much!

  16. More of us need to look at our bodies this way. I know I have a hard time thinking positive like that about it. You rock.

  17. Aw, ya! You rock, Bianca! And you are very beautiful indeed! When we’re young, we’re not nearly as beautiful on the inside – we worry too much about our looks. Now we get to be beautiful on the outside, with more radiant beauty coming from within.

  18. I couldn’t have written this better myself. You got it in a nutshell fellow Mama! Let’s rock it!

  19. Haha!! This is awesome. I went from a B cup to really not having to wear a bra anymore. Quite freeing really. 😉

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