Okay, this might sound crazy... but I totally miss being pregnant. Any other mamas feel that way? Or I might just be crazy. 😜 But I loved my pregnant body. I was in awe of the beauty of growing a baby. I put this shirt on today and it had me thinking back to a year ago (almost exactly) when I was pregnant and headed out to do holiday shopping.
It got me to thinking about everything my body has done through over that past year and again, I'm in awe. Our bodies are amazing. It also made me stop and realize that I've come a loooooong way. 😅 If you've followed my postpartum journey you'll know it was anything but easy. I fought to get myself to where I am today (mentally and physically). Recovering from a unexpected c-section was the hardest thing my body has gone through. And yet, I stand here today stronger, healthier, and confident in my own skin. It took time.
Mentally, postpartum (and a birth that did not go as I hoped. At all.) rocked my world. I had a tiny almost 6lb bundle of perfectness 😍😍😍 and yet I would cry for hours. It made me angry but I couldn't control it. Everyone talked what to expect with the birth and how hard life would get with a baby. But nobody talked about postpartum and the wave of emotions, struggle and healing that would come with it.
I've worked through a lot. I've cried a lot. I've found the greatest joy in my life (being a mama is the BEST). I shared my journey, wrote in a journal, and leaned on others. So mama, if you're reading this and feeling like you're in the same boat, you're not alone. 💓 It's OKAY to feel all the feels. There's nothing wrong with you. And it DOES NOT mean you don't love your baby for goodness sake. You're healing. And in time, you will come out of that postpartum fog. If you need another mama to talk to, I'm here. I love chatting about birth, struggles, and all the feels that go along with it all. Xoxo