I am finding this pregnancy to be quite a bit different than my last in some big ways. Physically, I feel about the same. But mentally, I find that I care less about how I look on social media. I feel like I have so much less to prove this time. I’m listening to my body and allowing myself more grace. I’m expecting less of myself this time. Maybe it’s that I’ve been SO much busier now with 2 kids and an out of state move, but I’m not expecting daily workouts of myself, I’m not dieting, and I don’t really care much about how other people view my pregnant body. I know I’m not the leanest/fittest pregnant woman out there, and I don’t really care to be. It’s true when they say that “Comparison is the thief of joy”. How can any woman truly enjoy her pregnancy if she is so worried about looking a certain way? Am I saying to be unhealthy and not care about being active/eating healthy during pregnancy? Absolutely not!! I’m just saying it’s OK to not fit a certain idea in your head of how you think a pregnant woman should look.
Being that this is my third pregnancy, I have come SO much more to terms with the changing of my body, the extra fat, the giving up of controlling everything (because it’s just not possible), and understanding that all of this is a beautiful and TEMPORARY time of my life. I won’t get this back later on. I will miss the power of growing little babes in my body. I will miss feeling the kicks. I will miss the excitement and waiting of a new baby to come; thinking/imagining what my baby will look and be like. This is simply TOO special of a time to be obsessed with how my body looks. 💕💙🙏🏼 #pregnancy #motherhood #27weekspregnant #grace #selflove