I weigh less than I did before I was pregnant but can I just tell you something?
My postpartum body is not the same as it used to be. Things have definitely shifted, I feel lumpy here and there and I got stretch marks AFTER I gave birth. But I don’t mind the stretch marks (or even my c-section scar) because they remind me of how happy I was pregnant with Ollie. They show me how amazing my body, a life grew inside of me.
But seriously… I feel lumpy. haha I also feel like a slob almost everyday. My hair is a total mess (I have so much hair loss, it never stops) and I could probably use a hair cut or some kind of serious treatment for extreme frizz. And my tummy is mushy and lumpy. Gosh, I need a new word for lumpy!
I honestly do not have time for anything but Ollie. The moment I wake up to the moment I sleep, I’m constantly doing things for Ollie or the home. Then I am exhausted and go to bed by 10-10:30pm. I was a bit sad when a few friends have told me that I look tired and exhausted. I haven’t been posting pictures with Ollie because I felt I looked terrible and tired… then when I do get the courage and post, I hear that and I feel like crawling back into my hole and not posting pics of me.
How do you mothers do it? Exercise and take care of the house stuff? I take Ollie out for walks, I run errands, do laundry (which seems like it’s everyday since we unpacked), dishes, cleaning and trying to see friends. I can’t fit exercise in ANYWHERE. Then when I do find time, like now, I want to get some “me” time. It recharges me and it usually only lasts 15 mins.
How do I take care of myself ladies? Any tips?
I love being a mom, I wouldn’t trade it for the world but I would like to feel a little more confident in my appearance.