CHAPTER 26: I LOVE MY BABY BUT, I WISH MY BODY DIDN’T HAVE TO CHANGE
I feel a little superficial for caring about the fact that my body was going to change so tremendously from pregnancy and birth. When I first found out I was pregnant, I immediately panicked about not being in control of my body and it got increasingly harder to feel good in my own skin. I constantly had to remind myself that my body was creating something so wonderful, so beyond my comprehension or sensibility. Towards the 3rd trimester I started to become at peace with the weight gain and only cared about bringing a healthy baby into the world. And then it hit me…I’m about to push an 8 lb baby out of a teeny little place and produce milk out of my once awesome boobs! Yikes! Cue the panic again! In Chapter 26 of I Love My Baby, But…I Wish My Body Didn’t Have To Change, I discuss all the weird things that happened to my body, how I dealt with them, how Timmy reacted to them, and how I still can be secure and insecure about it at the same time. Yes, it’s a miracle, but it’s also INSANE! Would love to hear how you guys handled your body changes! Oh & btw- I allude to breast feeding being my friend in the video & what I meant by that is it has helped me lose weight quickly- but y’all know how that journey has been.