I’m Maggie, and I have an amazing daughter who turns 2 in a few days.
This is me more than two years later than that pregnant picture, still hanging on to a good bit of the baby weight plus some more from a recent pregnancy that ended in miscarriage. My first impulse was to say that I’m sorry if these are too revealing, but I’m not. I have felt very ashamed and self-concious of this new body, and it feels really liberating to share this with others who know how it feels.
I wish I hadn’t been so extremely critical of and unsatisfied with my body back when it was beautiful by conventional standards. I intend to try to stop being so much that way with my current body, because what this body produced has brought me tons more joy than the old body ever did.