with her magnetic Z-Case and suction cup mount 👌🏼
#16weeks#BumpUpdate ☺️ #2018outlook
Going to get a little raw and vulnerable in this post. But this has been weighing heavy on my heart lately as my pregnancy continues to progress as I’m 4 months today! Whoop!
I feel like having a “fit pregnancy,” which should be an incredibly healthy experience for mama and baby, is now placing unrealistic expectations on mothers and women.
As with any lifestyle, it’s so easy to compare your current situations to someone else’s and get discouraged. What we fail to see is the WHOLE picture of that person’s life.
We are only seeing a glimpse, and more often than not, those glimpses are the best of the best.
What should be a celebration of the growth of our bumps and the changes in our bodies, has now turned into comparisons, criticism, and judgment. Whether that’s comparing the size of our bumps, if you’re too big or too small, criticizing the amount of weight we gain based on how far along we are, or judging how fast we rebound after birth are the focus of how a “fit pregnancy” should be and look like.
These unsaid expectations steal the joy from making a miracle. Not to mention the negativity and shaming associated with pregnant Mamas working out!
With that being said, just remember entering into 2018...❤️
It’s OK to have a different bump size than another Mama.
It’s OK to see your chiseled abs and legs fade.
It’s OK to exercise! 🙏🏼🙌🏽
It’s OK to take it easy on days you don’t feel well.
It’s OK to feel like crap and not rave about how awesome pregnancy is 24/7.
It’s OK to not bounce back days after giving birth.
It’s okay to morn the changes that your body is going through and learn to embrace your new amazing body.
And it’s damn sure OK to gain weight and give into your cravings when needed.
Enjoy your journey.
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