This is going to be a very personal post. This is currently what my stomach looks like. I gave birth to my first child on June 10th, 2014. I am currently pregnant again (10 weeks, 1 day). As you can tell, I am still small framed. However, I have stretch marks and you can definitely see my c-section scar. My belly button has gotten lost in my valley of stretched skin. I have a light line that travels down my stomach. I used to hide it and feel ashamed of my body. Not anymore.
I brought a beautiful child into this world. And in August, I get to bring another child into the world. I embrace my body now. I love my stretch marks. I love my scars.
I hate the shame mothers face every day to be thin again. I will eventually get my body to look the way I want. For now, I’d rather be a mother embracing my tiger stripes.