Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TaLkIn TuEsDaY

So why is it after we have babies can't we look like super models??? I mean I think we atleast deserve it.....for one we carry a baby for nine months, get fat, stretch marks, saggy boobs! While your pregnant your sick, tired, emotional, moody, can't sleep, and just plain uncomfortable. Then my husband begins to tell me look at the bright side you don't get a period for 9 months, well ya! Hello did anybody think about the fact that you bleed for almost 6 weeks after anyway you might as well of just had a period. Then you go through some kind of labor and pain whether its a C-section or regular delivery (now that I have done both way rather have a vaginal delivery). Then if your a normal person after you have the baby you still look like your 5 or 6 months pregnant for a few weeks. Then more stretch marks and big nursing boobs which are sore and again BIG! Then after your done nursing they sag down to your belly button and if your me when you run down the stairs without a bra they flap against my skin. So don't you think after all of this we should have these perfect bodies as some kind of reward like a paycheck or something to get plastic surgery so you can look like a supermodel. Some of you I realize probably have no idea what I am even talking about....because A. you either got looking like you did before you got pregnant or B. you look even better than you did before you got pregnant. I hate reading the gossip magazines that say "FIND OUT HOW HALLIE BERRY LOST THAT BABY WEIGHT" or any other star for that matter....I don't need to read that to know that as soon as they can they are working with a personal trainer around the clock, and they can do that you know because they have like two nannies to help watch and take care of their kids while they are gone doing this. Then they have a personal chef that makes "good, healthy, prepared meals"so they can eat good too. If all else fails then they have all the money in the world to have plastic surgery and so they can pay whoever did it or knows about it off so they can't say anything. Then they go around saying "oh I have never done any plastic surgery, I just work really hard"! Uh huh sure ya did! Anyway the reason for my complaining is I feel like I am working hard and it's never going to go away....the baby weight or any weight for that matter. I am back to the weight I was before I had Gracie but that is not to mention I was still 15 lbs. over where I wanted to be anyway. I am trying to eat good and I work out about 4-5 times a week. Lets be honest though it is hard to eat good all the time and work out all the time with kids. Not to mention I hate some of the working out such as running. I am trying to run atleast 3 times a week but I hate it! I try to like it because I know it's so good to do but I dread it. As far as eating good lets be honest I would rather have a burger and fries everyday along with any kind of chocolate or ice cream!!! Instead of protein shakes, chicken, chicken and more chicken, oatmeal, eggs, and 100 calorie anything. I feel like it's all never going to go away but I know it doesn't happen over night and I have to be patient. The crappy thing is though I am realizing that if and when I get to where I want to be weight wise and size wise that I will still have big saggy boobs, a stomach that hangs over a big long scar from my C-section, along with no lower stomach muscles or firmness because it was cut in half, and also lovely lovely stretch marks! Isn't motherhood wonderful??? HONESTLY though if this is what it takes to get them here than it is worth it. I love being a mom and I love and adore my two kids. They were worth it and I would and will do it all over again for them. In Keltic mythology (I think but in mythology somewhere) mothers were considered heroes because of what they had to go through and endure with carrying a child and child birth! Mainly just because they were moms. I think that is cool to think. So I guess we just have to look at every scar, stretch mark, and imperfection as our battle wounds for going to war for getting these little angels here and how worth it it was.

5 comments:

Brand N' Kys said...

Every time I look at my misshapen body, I go and look at my smiling baby and I forget about me. She has become my whole world. And someday we will get our wonderful bodies restored.

gillman said...

thats what i keep telling myself too... i will be perfect in heaven!! :0)
meg

Shelly said...

You look great! I know it is frustrating but I think you have changed faster than lots of people do. Do not compare yourself to anyone else. Be what you feel good about. Do not read Hollywood crap, I think all of their lives suck anyway.

Jesse said...

Amen! Well said. I think that along with all that, we are also blessed with a different mind-set. Imagine knowing exactly what would happen to our bodies back when we were in high school! Would any of us have signed up for it? But now, I just don't care as much because I get to reap the rewards!

Jesse said...

this is Jill, by the way.