7 Years Postpartum!!!

Hello all……what a beautiful website-I love it. My sister in law sent in to my via email, and I look at it everyday, reminds me of my pregnancy years, newborn years, and how I loved it, and now miss it!! My children are 7, 9, and 12….and that brings all new joy, it really gets better and better, mothering is the best role in life, and being a mom is the light of my life. I look at all you young mommies and how lucky you are to have this forum where you can all express yourselves, wish i had that years ago!! I love your stories and pictures, and the reality this website brings, we are not models, we are better!!! Any physical markings from childbirth, nursing, or mothering are reminders of the miracle we performed (pregnancy, labor and delivery), and all that we do after (nursing, carrying baby, etc…) My children were born in 1995, 1998, and 2000…..unfortunately I did not know anything about midwifery and doulas and all that, so i had the regular hospital births, my children are just fine and so am I, but I sure wish I had more knowledge back than, oh well….We are all happy and healthy, and I feel so blessed every single day to have had 3 children…..watching them grow is amazing, as you all know. I try to remind myself that our children are not an extension of us…..sure, there is DNA and genetics, but it is amazing how all 3 of my children have differences in personality, interests, etc…..I was merely their vessel into earth…. Motherhood is something we learn to do along the way, relying mostly on instinct, and eve more just what our hearts tell us to do-there is no better place to be!! Such an intimate relationship between our babies and us, and it is beautiful that we get to be their first nurturer, teacher, friend, etc…..Enjoy it all you beautiful mama’s out there! The picture of me was taken last summer i think, I am 36 and one of those people who left the hospital in prepregnancy clothes, right back to shape-HOWEVER-it’s all coming back now!!!!!! Being 36 I am noticing I have to work harder to maintain weight and shape-that underarm hang, the belly is coming back, so don’t let this picture fool ya!! It takes work, and I haev always exercised, but remember, I am no longer waking for feedings, so my workouts are a lot easier to accomplish! Also, since I didn’t have a digital camera when I was pregnant, I cannot upload any pregnancy photos-MAN that makes me feel old!! Love Jen

8 thoughts on “7 Years Postpartum!!!

  • Monday, January 14, 2008 at 1:24 am

    wow you look great! i havent commented before but i had to let you know! x

  • Monday, January 14, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    you look way better than me and i am only 21! you go girl

  • Monday, January 14, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    You look awesome! and you’re right about the energy thing… I really can’t wait for my one year old to sleep through the night so I can have energy to give to working out again. :/

  • Monday, January 14, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    for a 36 year old mama- you look terrific- and so happy! Thanks for sharing!

  • Monday, January 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    You look FABULOUS, and I love the way that you sound so in love with being a Mother, your kids are blessed to have someone like you!

  • Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Hi, you sure that the picture is of you and not one of your kids! you look fab! you cannot be lacking in confidence to dress that like surely! I’m like you i have 2 boys ages 8 and 14, i’am obsessed with my tummy in particular, i have tried everything (except surgery) every day i try not to eat, i feel if i havent eaten then i’m in control, if i eat something i shouldnt i beat myself up over it, i would love a tummy tuck but my husband is so against it. I spent 2 years in the gym and stopped going in the end because it never improved and i felt like a big joke. i would give my right arm to look like you.

  • Monday, February 4, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    you are absolutely gorgeous!

  • Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    to kaye, it sounds like you have the mentality of an anorexic even if you are not too thin, you may want to talk to a professional about your feelings of control and food

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