This is Postpartum January 2019
The true insight on motherhood and what postpartum is really all about. This is a time to reflect on the good, bad and ugly that comes along with motherhood. Sure, some moms on Instagram make it look sooo easy and have this flawless life but don’t let there photo shopped posts fool you!
Motherhood is hard gruesome work that requires you to be on call 24/7 365. Yes, it is one of the most rewarding special things that you will ever do in your lifetime, but it comes at a cost. Not only to your body, but your medal health too.
Being a mom is one of the greatest and honorable titles a woman can have. It is such a magical and amazing things to call yourself.
I think of postpartum as a journey of acceptance. Over the course of your journey of motherhood we are constantly being tested and challenged by our little ones as well as family. We are learning new tips and tricks on a daily basis. We are educating ourselves on trends, nutrition for our kids and trying to remember to also take a shower once in a while.
It seems like the time and days slip away with the endless chores and tasks we need to get through in the day just to stay afloat. My postpartum journey really began after I was 100% recovered from labor. After the hemorrhoids went away and episiotomy stiches were healed, I started to really look at myself in a whole new way.
I stopped caring so much about what the scale said, I didn’t focus too much on what other moms looked like and I certainly didn’t mind the stretch marks or extra cellulite I acquired. I started to see these new changes to my body as bookmarks of my experiences. Kinda like battle scars or even small pieces of evidence as to what my body was capable of doing. It is a really empowering feeling to see yourself and your body as an experience rather than a place for negativity and comparison.
The more I flipped my perspective on my body image, the more positive I began to feel towards my changing body. SO began my enlightened journey if you will toward positive thinking and the acceptance and embrace of my new body. I love my body now more than I ever have. I have put on weight and watched my stomach grow to an unspeakable size to give me the greatest gift and title of all… Mommy. I am a mother and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to grow a child in my belly, deliver them and be a mother to that tiny little human.
I love the skin I am in and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This is postpartum.
I'm Kristyn from sunny Peoria, Arizona. I'm married to my amazing husband Jeremy, a mother to our incredible son Benjamin and have another little man on the way. I love inspiring and empowering others to see their true beauty and fight against the stigmas that society has created about beauty.