You Are Awesome.

Sometimes I mourn my before-kids life and wish I could have it back for just a day or two. There was a time when literally all I had to worry about was what I was going to wear. Or how I was going to lose 15 pounds. Those were my problems. I took them very seriously. 

I wasn’t shallow, I was just young. I didn’t appreciate myself enough, which is a shame. If I could have my 23-year-old self back, I would not look at her critically and wish she was thinner. I would appreciate her, just as she is.

Which brings me to my next point — when I am 43, I will most likely look back on this time in my life and wish I had appreciated my 33-year-old self more … instead of getting hung up on all the spider veins that seemingly multiply with each pregnancy or the cellulite that never ends or the fact that I can’t keep up with anything in my life or get my weight down to a certain point. 

I think my older, wiser self would tell me I’ve done a good job. That I’m doing a good job. She would tell me to relax. She would say can SUCK IT for their stupid articles that say “Congratulations! You’re 20 weeks into your pregnancy! You likely have gained about 10 pounds by now. No, Babycenter. I gained 10 pounds over the holidays alone. I hate you and your articles. 

Today I have decided to embrace life as it is and enjoy it, because most of us don’t appreciate ourselves enough — and we will regret it later down the road. So my message for today is 



3 thoughts on “You Are Awesome.

  1. I am a first time mommy (or will be in less than 4 weeks) and a friend turned me on to your blog. I can totally relate to your comment s out Baby Center…I hate getting those emails!!! I started out at a size 6 and have gained 45 pounds so far!! As if the emails reminding me I've gained too much aren't enough, I also have my mom saying, “I only gained 18 pounds….and loved sex up until the last week!!” Thanks mom, not only am I fat, I'm also a frigid pregnant wife! Lol , so thank you for your honesty – makes this pregnant mama happy!!


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