There have been some really kind and gracious comments about me looking “great” right after giving birth. But I feel like it my social responsibility to dispel that notion. Yes, Evander’s extremely smooth birth contributed to me looking relaxed and happy right after. To be frank, I had a planned caesarean and had the time to vainly apply liner and draw on my eyebrows. If you saw a photo after Max and Loggie’s more complicated birth, I was a swollen mass, passed the F out on a gurney with my eyes rolled to the back of my head. Every birth is different and this time around I just lucked out.
Don’t let Instagram, Facebook and other social channels make you feel bad for your postpartum body. Lighting, camera angles and creative cropping can turn the most haggard troll (🙋🏻♀️ haha) into a magical unicorn. But don’t shame the mom that tries to look good either, she just had her body destroyed by a little human and is just trying her best to feel HER best again. So girl, use all the damn angles to your advantage!
But I’m here to tell you, while I appreciate all the lovely comments, I too, still have a major post baby bump, I have stretch marks dating back to 2014 (thanks Max and Loggie 😒), I am so squishy, and hey I may have hemorrhoids now (TMI?! Well too bad. That’s what BIRTHING a human does to a woman). So mamas, If you can get into your pre baby skinnies already, rock it! Walk around like you own that shit. And to the mamas who don’t bounce back right away, it’s okay too. I‘m of the opinion that mesh underwear and five day old sweatpants are completely appropriate attire for a new mom. Just keep doing you and be happy! ❤️ #postpartumjourney #lastbumpphoto