I think the hardest part about being a mom and staying fashionable aside from time, is growing accustomed to the new shape our body has taken. That's why I am calling this post, Do You.
Do you can mean many different things but in keeping with the fashion theme I am going to focus on admitting our bodies are different and embracing the change. In other words, you have to do YOU.
As a teen and into college life I was pretty much about 100 pounds with the luck of having a large chest. On a good day I was 5'2 with no shoes. Even at that size I had issues with clothing but I didn't let it stop me from dressing fashionable. It was the 90's and I rocked grunge, constructions boots and everything in between. But then I went from this:
At my biggest size I still dressed cute, I still wore my platforms shoes, my stilettos, my platform sandals. I did me, even if I was a bigger than I was use to. I did my hair, I did my makeup. I took the time to do me.
But even at a bigger size I was not content. Even if I dressed like I cared when I looked in the mirror all I saw was fat. I even bought many of my clothes in sizes that were too big because that is how I saw myself. My only saving grace were my feet, who miraculously have remained a size 6.
Now that I have given birth to one child I can appreciate the body I had before he came along. Now there are parts hanging where they didn't hang before. There are pooches that weren't there before. It is hard to embrace this new body but just as I was getting use to it I found out we were expecting baby number 2. I happily embrace my preggo body, mainly because I can let it all hang out.
Do you embrace your new mommy body? Do you struggle with your self-image? Maybe you find that it is easier to love your new body than the old? Or do you still reminisce about your old body?
Next week, Do You part 2, how to shop!