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Monday, May 20, 2013

Body by Baby

Many of us feel embarrassed of our post baby bodies. Some of us are surprised that we didn't snap right back to our pre-baby bodies. The truth is, no matter how fast you bounce back to your pre-pregnancy state, you will never be the same. Be it from stretch marks, wider hips, sagging breasts, or just a new state of mind about your body, you are now forever changed by the miracle that is childbirth.

So, because Gisele and all her friends make it seem like stretchmarks don't happen, I started Body by Baby. Stretchmarks do happen. So does saggy skin. And saggy boobs. And that is ok. Because we are real women. Our bodies aren't perfect. But they didn't get this way on their own. They got this way because we are fucking awesome and CREATED A HUMAN IN THEM. What's a stretchmark or a muffin top when we actually made life?

This is what a real woman's belly looks like. This is what having beautiful babies does to a girl. And it is awesome:

This is Michaela. She is the mom of a 6-month-old little girl named Lillian.

Here is her story:
I went in for a routine pregnancy appointment at 26 week. I founf out that I had high blood pressure and gained had 20 lbs in a month. Turns out I had early onset preeclampsia and pulmonary edema. I had a c-section that next day. Lillian was born 14 weeks early and stayed in the NICU for 85 days. She is now 6 months old (or 15 weeks corrected) and doing great. Hitting all her milestones for a 15-weeker!!!! The doctors and nurses that LOVE these little babies are so amazing!

Thanks, Michaela. You are the shit for sharing with us what we all hide from each other.

Body by Baby all started here, but you glorious bitches have kept it going. Feeling frisky? Send me your own Body by Baby portrait and I will share it with all six of my readers the world. Anonymously or not. Your choice. Email them to me at ilikebeerandbabies @ gmail . com (remove spaces).
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