Previous post here.
Number of pregnancies and births: 2, 2
Age of children: 3 (next month) and 10 months
I know my previous post had that confident vibe, but most days the confidence and acceptance of my body just isn’t there.
The other day I was very discouraged about my shape. It had been a rough day and I decided to take a picture of my stomach laying down post-Lexi to compare to the picture I took laying down while pregnant with her. It was a way for me to feel accomplished.
I snapped a couple pictures and forgot about them.
Life went on as normal for the next couple days, days that I was proud of myself and proud of my body for two successful pregnancies. Then I had another downer day. On my downer days I snap pictures of my kids playing. I then proceeded to upload those pictures to my computer so I could share them with our family who lives 12 hours away.
And that’s when I saw it. One of the pictures of my post-Lexi body. The way the light hit it, it was beautiful. It literally took my breath away. My skin, though dimpled and scared looked like a thing carved out of marble. Surely my body is art and my children are the medium. I think that is the first time since either child has been born that I have looked at my body in awe and total appreciation.
So now when I have downer days, on top of taking pictures of the girls, I look at this picture and feel proud. And you can bet I will be in a bikini this summer. A fact which has my husband thrilled. <--- No really, I'm serious. He is excited for this *snicker* Pictures: #1 Laying down 9 months pregnant #2 Laying down 9 months postpartum #3 The beautiful picture. #4 My oldest, Haylie #5 My youngest, Alexis [gallery]
6 thoughts on “I Found My Beautiful (Jessa)”
beautiful! im posting today my update as well :)
you look beautiful and so are your daughters.. I just had my daughter 2 years ago and my stomache has same scars as yours which i think it makes my stomache looks more beautiful too.. you should rock the bikini and so do i..
Holy moly, are you sure those are your before pictures??? You look amazing! You have done a great job and your daughters are beautiful. :) Congrats to your hubby on bikini season. ;)
This gave me goosebumps! What a beautiful way of looking at your post baby body. Your girls are beautiful and you are right, your tummy is absolutely a work of art. Read my post, we create beauty, we are beauty. Hopefully it helps keep your positive outlook as well. :) Every time I get down on myself I take pictures of my daughter. One time I decided to take “sexy” pictures of myself like I used to pre baby and my husband loved it when I showed it to him! It was a real confidence booster!
You look so great! I too am wearing a bikini this summer…and I have more stretch marks than you :)
“Surely my body is art and my children are the medium.”
This brought tears to my eyes :)