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Accepting Your Post Baby Body

What was your self image like before pregnancy?

What about during pregnancy?

How about 9 months after pregnancy?

Of the last 36 months, 18 months of those I spent pregnant. I wish I could say that I hated my body pregnant and that I wanted my pre-pregnancy body back – but I never liked my pre-pregnancy body to begin with. Not that I wish to be pregnant again but at least while pregnant I had an excuse.

I know I suffer from tabloid-jealousy. I see these women who gain 50 pounds during pregnancy, deliver their baby and SHAZAM! in 2 months are gracing the cover of a magazine in a bikini. While I know this is unrealistic, it messes with your brain I tell you!

It’s been 9 months since delivering our final baby. No more babies for this mom. Now I am again stuck with my pre-pregnancy body – post baby that I still hate. Purchasing new clothes to try to mask this situation that’s going on, does NOT work. 

While I absolutely love working from home and being with my kids all the time, I find myself in this funk that I need to shake out of.  It’s a funk of must do this, work on that and be with babies leaving little time for much else. But you know what? That’s all an excuse. I have no VALID excuses as to why I don’t take better care of myself – but just thinking of this puts me into self pity mode.

This body that I am in, is my post baby body.

This body has birthed 4 babies and will never look like this.

This body will be with me for the rest of my life, so I MUST take care of it.

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Do You Have a Hard Time Accepting Your Body How It Is?

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Molly blogs at Digital Mom BlogThem Kids and Bargain Mama.
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