It makes me really sad that you are so self conscious of yourself. That you actually used the words ashamed when you described seeing a photo of you. That you can’t see the beautiful, kind, funny and caring person that I can see.
I hate my teeth, I’m not sure if anybody actually knows that but it’s because I don’t want people to see what I see, you know when someone points something out that you couldn’t see before but now that’s all you can see. However, if I won the lottery it would be the one thing I would physically change about myself.
I have a big pointy nose, although I never actually noticed this until last year. I’m pretty sure I can’t blame pregnancy for this one but it does seem more pronounced on photos now that it ever used to.
My boobs are still in okish territory but that’s only because they are still filling with milk, I am ready for them to drop and be less than ok once I finish feeding.
My tummy has mummy ripples. My bum and thighs, I choose not to inspect anymore but I’m pretty sure the cellulite won’t have miraculously disappeared.
My feet, well I can’t say I’m a fan of anybody’s feet but I’m sure my big toes are too big in comparison with the rest of my toes and as D points out there is a ridiculously large gap between the big toe and one next to it. Haha it’s a good job I know he loves me.
Oh and my hair, I’m surprised I have any left with the amount I lose on a daily basis. I thought that would stop after having Lucas but it is continuing to shed.
But this is me, this is the body that has carried me for 30 years, that has protected me when I have fallen, that has created a new life and allowed me to give birth to my beautiful child.
So please don’t look in the mirror and be ashamed, look into the mirror and hold your head up high for everything you have accomplished in life and everything that is still to happen. Be grateful for what you have got, the friends and family around you, don’t shy away from the camera, capture those memories to treasure and remember when you look at a photo next time, focus on the healthy body in the picture that is allowing you those precious moments x