Friday, August 29, 2008

Pregnancy and Vanity

As you probably gathered from my last post about my jeans, I'm over the moon excited that I'm fitting back into my old clothes again. I'm also very glad to not have any stretchmarks and to be see happy numbers smiling back at me from the scale. I always knew that I had some body image issues, but I'm surprised (and kind of disgusted) at how happy it makes me that I'm looking more like my old self again. I was so afraid that I would struggle to lose the pregnancy weight that I put on and so afraid that I would never look the same. I feel guilty in some ways for not embracing the idea of wearing my "battle scars" of pregnancy the way that some women are able to. I have never been more excited to get back into exercising and eating better.

I've never been one to fish for compliments and I don't take them very well at all, but I was in a wedding this past weekend and I really really enjoyed it when people told me they couldn't believe I had a 2 week old at home. Does that make me a bad person? I don't think it should, but for some reason I feel badly about it :(


  1. Awww don't feel bad! That is quite an accomplishment!! My friend was back looking like her pre-pg self when I saw her 3 weeks after she had her son. That's quite a wonderful thing- don't feel bad about it! :)

  2. Jill, John and ColinAugust 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    You should feel proud!! I was only teasing when I said you sucked. Truth be told, I gained 20 pounds when I was pregnant and then ended up losing all of that plus 40 more. Breast feeding definitely helps. :-)

  3. you should totally be proud of yourself! That's a huge accomplishment...and don't feel bad about enjoying those comments, I enjoy them and don't think twice about it! Way to go!

  4. You should be proud of yourself!!