I have always struggled with my body image. As a teenager and a young adult, what I saw looking back at me in the mirror was alway a bit distorted. After gaining 46 pounds with my first and right now only pregnancy, I had to let myself become ok with the idea that my body will never be quite the same. This first picture was taking 5 days before my beautiful baby girl Grace was born. I remember looking in the mirror at my belly, thinking oh my it is so big but at the same time I had never and will never feel that beautiful. For once in my life I was ok with who was looking back at me in the mirror. I had found my purpose in life, and with that a peace came over me. Now 3 months later, I am still breastfeeding and loving every minute of it. I have a new look on life and my body, I still struggle with the way it looks sometimes but truely I think my body is quite incredible for growing this beautiful little human whom I adore so much. The second picture is of my daughter when she was one day old.
(Professional photographs by www.RachelJacobsPhotography.com. Posted with permission.)