I realized today that I’m still in survival mode. I thought I was coming out of it. I willed myself out of it and I saw glimpses of my normal self. But I’m still stuck on survival mode.
Learning to love your body after having children can be a process. Here are my thoughts 6 months postpartum from my last baby.
I didn’t love feeling those things, heaven knows I was praying for them to hurry up, I am glad that he was able to help me connect to my C-sections in a deeper way.
I haven’t always been great at New Year’s resolutions, but I’m beginning to understand what it means to treat each day like it’s the beginning of the rest of your life. I am grateful for this knowledge because I am taking this year especially to take the time to rediscover me after bringing all my children into this world.
My body is amazing to have 10 kids in 10 years! And yet I still have a hard time with it not being what I’d like it to be. Maybe if I were to choose to love my body like I do others around me.
We had other times when we wondered how we could manage with another baby but none so intense as after our second child.
Here’s that story and how we eventually had 10 kids.
An excerpt from a blog post I wrote in 2014 after the birth of my second set of twins. I was scared of taking care of so many little children and wrote myself a letter to help during the hard days.
Over the past decade of being a mother, I’ve learned there’s only one thing that really matters, not the numerous things we tell ourselves!
I remember how hard it was when I first became a mother, I neglected myself so much it was causing my baby and husband to be unhappy. If I could go back and talk to that mother, this is what I’d say.
Emotions are a weird thing. I can be just fine then I’ll see something or hear or read something and I’m crying like a baby.