I was hesitant to post this but then I thought fuck it, we’re all human and the sole purpose of this blog is to be real about my experience through pregnancy and motherhood.
As you can see, my body has changed dramatically over the past 18 months. Whilst I am pretty much back to my pre-pregnancy weight (a couple of kg’s off), my body is certainly not back to the way it was. I had really bad stretch marks, they thankfully took out a lot of ink on a really shitty hip tattoo I had too. The stretch marks are still prominent and I know they’ll fade over time but I’m starting to come to terms with my new body knowing I carried my beautiful, healthy baby boy for 9 months. The little pooch and I are not friends yet but I’m hoping over time that too will subside. I had a natural, drug-free birth so I’m happy my personal birth plan was fulfilled and am slowly becoming more comfortable in my new skin.
Love the body you’re in, you only have one – plus, you grew another life!