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Monday, June 10, 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 Sara from The Titleless Blog. She is the mom of a 6-month-old little girl.

Here is her story:
This is me after an 8 lb. 4oz. baby girl. I feel fortunate that I don't have stretch marks (on my belly that is!) and I've lost 42 of 45 pounds gained. The rest is probably boobs (or one can hope!). However, pregnancy definitely rearranged the landscape, so to say. My belly button is bulbous and I can no longer suck in the extra skin. My skin even changed texture. It's loose and stretchy now. Six months after giving birth, I was hoping it would go back to normal, but it hasn't. I also still have that annoying dark line down the middle of my abs. Will it ever go away? I still feel like I look about three months pregnant (compared to what I looked like before). All in all, I can't complain because I hardly have time to exercise and I eat whatever I want.

Thanks, Sara. 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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