I just got the “you look like you have a baby in your tummy, Mommy!” From Hadley.
Followed by, “And I think there’s milk in your boobs!” ♀️
I couldn’t get upset about it.
Actually, it made me laugh AND feel super proud that she knows that boobs are for breast feeding (though I may need to explain that mine are no longer making milk, lol ).
I started thinking today about how much emphasis I place on myself being the leader, the motivator for people. So much that it’s super hard for me to embrace being a little heavier, softer and rounder even though it’s totally what my body naturally did over the past 7 weeks of recovery. •
I’ve also realized I just FEEL more valuable when I’m walking proof that what I do works and ANYONE can do it.
What I came to peace with this morning is that I am STILL valuable. I am still proof. And this is just another season of my life. Those who know me, know it won’t last. I’ll be in great shape again soon. And I guess that brings me relief too.
But I want to focus on loving my body RIGHT NOW. Not in 3 months when I’m back in my prime.
But N O W.
And A L W A Y S.
It’s not conditional.
The kind of love I want and need to have for myself.
Yours shouldn’t be either.
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