Day 7: Reflection
Interesting that this one falls just 1 month after having The Bump (Happy 1 month to The Bump!) …so I am posting my post baby body for all to see…and it’s scary. I don’t recognize it. There are more wobbly bits than I remember, and it’s lumpy and bumpy. But I still love it. It was home for my daughter for 9 months, it makes her food and gives her comfort. It’s not beautiful in the way that it once was, but it’s beautiful in a new way.
I may never wear a bikini again, let alone a swimsuit in general…I leak from a few places…and can’t feel my right hand (yay for Postpartum carpal tunnel syndrome!) but my reflection these days is still a thing of beauty. This new role is a demanding one, and it is forcing me to take a long look at my reflection and accept what I see…a mother, a giver of life, and imperfectly perfect.