There’s been lots of real talk about post-baby bodies this week, and we’re pretty excited about it. First, we saw brave mom-of-three Rachel Hollis flaunt her “permanently flabby” body with a bikini pic that took the Internet by storm. Now, we have a celebrity mom jumping on board.
In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, Drew Barrymore, mom of Olive, 2, and Frankie, 11 months, made some refreshing comments about the toll pregnancy and motherhood takes on your body.
“After making two babies, holy cow, does your body do some crazy stuff! It’s hard to stay positive and love yourself. You feel like a kangaroo with a giant pouch; everything’s saggy and weird. But you think about how beautiful it is that you’re able to make children.”
Yep, comparing our mom pooch to a marsupial’s pouch pretty much sums up the changes afloat. But each fold, crease, scar, and stretch mark is an everyday reminder of the strength of our bodies. Like Drew says, there’s beauty in these imperfections. Because as war-torn as our bodies may be, they helped grow, feed, and nurture a human being for nine months. And it doesn’t get more awe-inspiring than that.
Drew goes on to explain that even though she knows this all is true, it’s still easy to get down on yourself. Her solution?
“When I lose sight of that, I exercise, read Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, and spend time with my kids. Then I start to see things that are bigger than myself.”
So true. We’re pretty sure our kids couldn’t care less about the extra pounds hanging on for dear life around our mid-section or that our skin will never be as smooth as it was in our pre-baby days. There are things that are so much more important … like figuring out how to get through the next 18 years in one piece.