I might not have my pre-pregnancy body back, but every time I look in the mirror and see my belly –with its long squiggly black line (linea negra) and the incision scar across my bikini line, I can’t help but marvel that Maya is here now … and that I made it happen. It’s the most incredible feeling on earth.
Given my history, you’d think it would be frustrating at me to not be where I want to be by now, seven weeks post-partum. But for once in my life, I’m experiencing patience. And I think it’s that patience which is allowing me to embrace my new figure — which, oddly (or not?) is closer to my pre-WW figure/size/weight than anything else.
So, to remind myself of how empowered I’m feeling at the moment, I’d document it with a photo of my belly — scar, linea negra, fleshy hips and all.
This is me, at this moment. And Maya is worth every ounce. (Pic after the jump).
9 thoughts on “A Real Post-Partum Belly”
This is SUCH a huge step, how incredibly awesome. For the record, you look GREAT, so healthy and fit. Seriously.
Thank you, I feel great and feel like mentally I’ve made a lot of progress. I will have to thank Maya for that someday;)
You look AMAZING! Many pre-prego women would kill for that belly. Good for you!
You’re too kind Staci–thanks! BTW, will you be around at lunch tomorrow???
I agree with the other ladies, you look amazing. Having carried and birthed Maya suits you in so many ways. And I love that your feeling so empowered is already empowering her.
Aw thanks, Janelle!!! I really do feel empowered–thank you!! I hope to see you tomorrow–I’ll be there for my wellness exam!
You look beautiful! And you are so brave to post that!