Thursday, 5 April 2012

Loving me Post Baby:

This post was inspired by 2 fellow blogger's Motherventing (@motherventing) and Motherhood Journeys (@MotherScuffer) who have recently posted photographs of their post baby bodies. I already had a post in mind (minus photos) about my post baby body but after seeing how liberating it could be and what positive feedback these ladies had I thought 'What the heck?' and so here I am.

I had my daughter when I was 18. Of course I was actually pregnant with her at 17 so when my body started changing and in particular stretching, i found it pretty hard to come to terms with. I ate really badly during my first pregnancy often craving all the carbs on this earth rather than anything remotely healthy! I didn't gain that much weight though which was lucky. After I had Little Miss though things got tough and I didn't care much about myself. I ate poorly, hardly exercised and felt disgusting. I think it's sad to be so young and find yourself disgusting.

I then planned my next pregnancy when i was happier with myself, my relationship, my whole situation as a whole had improved. I was 21 and pregnant with Little Man and very happy. I ate a lot better second time around mainly down to pretty horrific pregnancy ailments! After he was born I was straight back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. Now a year later I am back to square one. I have cared less about my diet, I don't get enough sleep and I certainly don't get enough exercise! This is all going to change though- and soon, I promise myself that.

For now though I will be and am happy with my body. I know there are things that can be changed and that is just fine. It's so important to love ourselves and I am glad I am not twice my age before I discover that.

So here I am, a few photos of my wobbly bits and stretch marks. All reminders and finer, hidden details of my Motherhood Journey...


I love my feet and my toes. I always complain that my legs are too big but I can see now there is nothing wrong with them! 


My children have left me with some pretty bad stretch marks. Some are fading and some I don't think ever will. These are the marks of growing and caring for my babies and no one will make me feel horrible for that. I also have a permanent line from slouching..even now I make an effort not to slouch it has stayed there!



And we end on a lower shot! I love my curves and always have. I have big hips which run in the family- I don't think those 'love handles' will ever go and that's okay. You can see the classic 'Mummy Tummy' but what do I care? If i don't do sit ups i can't complain!

This Is Me, Post Baby.

Cupcake Mumma
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12 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Go you! You look superfab and I'm so happy you had the confidence to do this. Gorgeous lady :) XX

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    1. Thank YOU for your original post which gave me the confidence in the first place :). Xx

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  2. Gorgeous, You earned your stripes x

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    1. Haha thanks Becky I like that saying! x

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  3. Go you!! You look lovely, lovely curves!

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  4. I think my first comment for eaten by the internet.. anyway.. go you! You look fab and your curves are lovely! X

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    1. Lol...and thank you for your comment it felt good! x

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  5. Such a lovely post! And check you out in the last pic! I can only dream of a figure like that!

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  6. Way to go you! You look fabulous! You have inspired me to do my own post, although very fearful! You however look brilliant and are an inspiration for thinking of your post baby body changes as a way of showing you cared for your children xx

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    1. Go Chloe im right behind you!! Thanks for such a lovely comment :-) x

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  7. wow you look amazing! I love your curves! I absolutely hate my own body now I've had the little one, I was a size 12-14 and now a large size 18, it brings me to tears thinking about it, I'd love to do a post like this but I am nowhere near as brave as you!
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