I am officially 23 weeks pregnant. I never thought I would even entertain the idea of having another child, but I fell in love with an amazing man and that plan changed.
When I met him I told him straight, “I will not be married, I will not have anymore children, and if you are still hung up on some ex or into drugs don’t bother with me because I don’t have time to play around”.
The poor guy looked at me and said, “Ummm…can we just go on a date to see where that takes us?”
And here we are now…23 weeks pregnant! Whoa! I think I’m more scared now than ever before! How will I balance my life? How will I sleep? I want to breast feed, but will also be working…will I be able to pump enough? And the dreaded thoughts about my body and what it will look like after I give birth…
For now I will focus on the beauty of my body as it changes and embrace the layers of change.
Today I took a few minutes to take some photos of myself to do just that…focus on the beauty of my pregnant body.
If this offends you I don’t apologize. If I wasn’t pregnant, on a beach, and in a bikini then you wouldn’t be offended at all. It took me years to love my body, and becoming pregnant has caused a range of emotions to continue to love every part.
Share in a comment: Did you find it easier to appreciate your body while you were pregnant? Before pregnancy? After? How do you maintain a positive body image?