While we were at the store the other day, I noticed that on a cover of one of the magazines, it said something about Kim Kardashian being disgusted with her body post-baby and how she didn't want to go out in public. I'm not sure how accurate that really is but it got me thinking.
So I went looking for a quote and thought this was pretty awesome:
Today we are constantly bombarded with images of celebrities that magically have their bikini bodies back in 3 weeks and have absolutely no sign of pregnancy whatsoever. This makes normal women that don't have hours with a personal trainer or someone to prepare their meals feel as though they just don't measure up.
Looking at my body almost 2 1/2 months after giving birth could make me think that I'm not as valuable as the ladies of Hollywood.
But the stretch marks are a mark of victory for me. A few are remnants of losing weight before getting pregnant. After trying for a while to get pregnant, each one is a sign of where little Roper stretched and grew and kicked. They are the times I felt love for something I hadn't seen quite yet.
The long straight line now healed from stitches is a reminder that safety is much more important than my desires.
So while I might have to work a little harder to find clothes that fit, being a mom is more than worth it.