Today Adam and I are celebrating 9 months of love, laughter, tears and joy with our baby boy Wyatt Santiago. 😭😭😭 How did that go soooo fast!?
This also means that I should probably be posting the traditional “9 months in vs 9 months out” photo. Instead, here is a picture of me 1 week postpartum. You see, its the beginning, the starting point of a new chapter.
- It reminds me how in those first few days and weeks postpartum you really are stripped down to your most fragile and vulnerable state - so many hormones and emotions, trying to figure out how to care for this new life and everything that goes with it: sleeping(or lack of), breastfeeding, formula, etc.
- It reminds me of how much has changed in the last 9 months(physically, mentally, emotionally) and how much I’ve grown/adapted.
- It reminds me that I am unique and this is my journey. I will not compare it to someone else’s as every person and body are different and that is OKAY.
Real Talk —> I’m not going to lie to you and say that I don’t miss my pre pregnancy body sometimes(and it’s also OK to admit this!) but I’ll also say that I LOVE the body I’m in now, and the journey I am on as a mama.
There is so much pressure on mamas to “get your body back”(whatever that means) but rather than focusing on if I am at my pre pregnancy weight(I couldn’t tell you if I was as I only see my weight when I go to the dr.), I choose to focus on the self care/love I have put into this body over the last 9 months and all the ways this body has loved me in the past 2 years from pregnancy to now.
Mamas - Our bodies love and serve us every day! Through pregnancy, labor, delivery, sleepless nights and too much coffee to non stop chasing of your little who just learned to crawl and feels the need to climb EVERYTHING. 😳
Isn’t it about time we start loving it back? ❤️