I stand in front of the mirror in raw form, looking at a zig-zag pattern of light purple lines that I thought were supposed to fade. They mark my skin connecting into what looks like a jumbled mess on a soft belly that I don’t feel will ever get back to where I want it to be.
For so many months I have been worried about my size. Yes, I have gone up 4 sizes since we started having our babies. Do I feel like I have changed? Definitely. But for the better.
Over half of my friends have little ones and it seems that one of the main topics that women like us are worried about is the weight we will gain during our pregnancies – the weight we will eventually have to work to lose. For the past year, I worried about how I didn’t lose my weight as quickly as I had with out first. I worried about what others thought. I worried that I was the talk of the conversation for the weight I had put on.
But then my husband sat me down after one of my daily, “Do I look skinnier today?¨ questions and said: