Post-baby Pool Time!
I almost didn't post this because I don't feel great about my post-baby body.
It's easy to look at this picture and see everything wrong with me.
Honestly, I'm my own worst enemy sometimes.
Maybe you can relate.
But I am working on creating a more positive relationship with myself and my body... for me and to be the example for Sonoma too.
So instead of complaining or feeling self-conscious, I'm changing the story, my story, our story.
Here's what I'm seeing now.
I see my beautiful tiny human, so happy to be in the sun and the water.
I see the generosity of a neighbour who gave us a baby pool for our patio.
I see our patio that I dreamed of before we bought the condo, one that we could use as a backyard if we were lucky enough to expand our family.
I see that we were lucky and blessed to expand our family and bring Sonoma into the world.
I see the air Troy blew into the pool 4 times because it kept deflating but he wanted Sonoma to be happy.
I see us making memories I will cherish forever.
I see my love, soaking myself in that freezing water so we could gently and safely dip her toes in the water to cool her down.
And I see two beautiful, strong women who are full of confidence, love and zest for life.
So if you're reading this and hiding behind a camera... or not posting pictures because you're self-concious... or not getting into a bathing suit because you don't feel ready... Please please please say f*ck it.
You are gorgeous. You are beautiful.
You are worthy.
Your happiness shines when you are confident and enjoying life.
And that makes you more beautiful than you could ever imagine.
I know that I never want my baby girl feeling embarrassed to be in a bathing suit.
I don't want her too self-conscious to wear any outfit she might otherwise love.
I want my daughter growing up in a world where when she is beautiful on the inside, it shows on the outside... and she damn well knows it!
Because if you living life for you, joyfully and happily, isn't the most gorgeous thing in the world, I don't know what is.
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