When I was pregnant the first time around, I was not happy with my body. I could not believe the changes that were happening without my permission. My stomach was growing and my boobs exploded, I had no say in the matter.
This time around, I love it! I know what to expect. Now when milk will start to flow I will not think of myself as disgusting. My milk fed Sadie for 17 months. My milk is amazing. My belly growing, those stretch marks, they are beautiful signs that the baby is growing. I now welcome the changes that were shocking the first time around.
Happily I am more in tune with my body now. By welcoming the changes and accepting them I have allowed myself to feel healthier and happier. I walk and stay active throughout the week. It's a huge difference from my pregnancy with Sadie when I didn't move for nine months. I trust my body. When I was pregnant with Sadie I was afraid the slightest movement would have an adverse affect on the both of us - now I know my body thrives when I am active and pregnant.
It is an amazing gift to feel integrated with my pregnant self.
Meet the Blogger!
I'm a mom. A writer. A lover of good fantasy. A proponent of nursing when possible. A birth advocate. I am absolutely horrible at keeping my house clean or the dishes washed or the laundry done. I strongly believe in women having a positive birth. When we start to respect women's rights to birth the way they want, we can start to treat women as equal people in this world.
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