When I looked in the mirror, I didn't like what I saw. All I saw was the imperfections but I was working hard on being #positive on my #body especially since I have a #son who will view a woman's body based on what he is brought up with his mother saying about hers and I will soon have a #daughter who will need to love her body and be comfortable in it when society can be so harsh.
When my #photographer asked me to do this shot, I said yes! I then thought this will help boost my #confidence (especially the way I'm carrying this time, baby on top and #fat on bottom of tummy). The time arrived for me to pose #nude... I got super self conscious. She was completely professional, eased my mind, and made me feel incredibly comfortable. In my mind, I just knew these pictures would turn out horrible since that is how I perceived myself every day. But then... She sent me the proofs. No #photoshop (except softened the skin on the close up like most photographers do). I couldn't believe what I saw. For the first time, I was in love with body. I saw what my #husband saw. I seen the reason he told me I was #beautiful. I didn't cellulite but I saw a life being created. I didn't see fat but I saw a body preparing for #childbirth. I didn't see #stretch marks but I saw a stomach expanding as #baby grows. I didn't see ugly but I saw #amazing.
I am so incredibly #proud of these pictures, however, I have been debating going back & forth on posting. But lately, I have seen SO many women down on themselves and it is incredibly sad that society puts such a pressure on us to be perfect. So. I decided i wanted to post this picture as I would if my son did something amazing. And to be honest, I AM perfect; down to every little cellulite dimple. Kids do not ruin our body but they simply change our body. Heck, they change our life, why not embrace the change in our body?
Find one thing you love about your body. Then find another. Then another. And so on. You will soon realize YOU are gorgeous. YOU are amazing. YOU are beautiful.