Hello! I am Beth’s belly button! I’ve been pierced with needles and rings, I’ve stretched to accommodate 3 different children. I’ve been wrinkled and marked over time, and now here I am, smack dab in the center of a belly that is trying to shrink. A beautiful reminder of the lives I have grown and brought into this world. ••
You see I got this new yoga outfit the other day from @fabletics (BEST YOGA PANTS I’VE EVER WORN BTW!) and got this sports bra to go with it. But once I put the outfit on, all I could see was this poking out the top.
So of course I think “my students wont want to see that. They won’t be able to focus on yoga with my deflated ballon belly-button staring at them. This is gross and I am silly for thinking a Mama of 3 so close together can pull off a crop top. Who am I, a teenager again?”
But after all of that, I thought ” how many other Mamas are hiding their wrinkled belly’s? How many other Mamas, who are walking right through my studio doors, could be inspired by seeing someone else embrace the ‘mom bellybutton?’ What would happen if I just #freethebellybutton ??”
So Mamas out there, let’s free that belly button! Yes, they may be wrinkly, a little more flabby and loose than most of our other skin, but it’s stretched the most! It’s housed and helped grow children, right there inside! That’s magical! That’s beautiful! That should be embraced and celebrated! Mamas are amazing people, we have literally worked magic inside our bodies! We should be proud of every mark and wrinkle we earned from that time! Let it tell your story, not hide in un-needed shame!