Friday, August 7, 2009

Some Body

For months now, I have been contemplating a blog regarding my current feelings about my post-baby figure, but I've always been worried about making people feel incomfortable. I always came back around because I felt that it was important for someone to express that having a baby in real life is not like having a baby as a celebrity. There is no way to bounce back from having a baby in two weeks, and no one should expect to. (I'm preaching to myself...) From visiting with other new moms, I know that there are others out there who struggle, and I always felt better knowing I wasn't alone.
So, I was doing some blog hopping today and came upon this post by cjane, and I really felt like she finally put into words everything that I had been wanting to say. Please enjoy.
Some Body (This is the link. Apparently there was some confusion last time...)

9 comments:

Kelsee said...

Cassie, I swear you are telepathic! I sat in bed last night sobbing to my husband about my body and how I'm now "shapes" and I've been working out 6 days a week for the last month and I don't see a huge difference. What a great post. I loved it. You are beautiful and have carried and nurtured 2 sweet babies. That's what our bodies were meant to do. You are very loved by all that know you. What more can one ask for? -Kelsee

Abby said...

Thanks for posting, Cass. It seems that even though we've been blessed with these beautiful and amazing bodies, they bring us opportunities to grow(No pun intended!)that we either recognize as growth opportunities or we miss them. Because of the 6 babes that I've had and the back and forth growing and sometimes shrinking that my body has done, I've learned more about myself from that than I think I otherwise would have learned. Thank heavens for our beautiful bodies...

Toby and Tammy said...

Bodies are amazing and at the same time-so frustrating!

I never lost the weight from Dallas and now I'm half way through another pregnancy and I get down on myself soooo often. It's hard to see the positives even though there are so many of them.

Thanks for this post-it was great and just what I needed.

**you could always start a new blog. I'd be a faithful follower!

The Shavers said...

That was awesome, I really needed to hear that. Whose blog was that anyway?

Jessica said...

I LOVED that post, too. We should have discussed last night!

(Is that why you kept holding onto a baby instead of eating???)

Rianne's Bridal said...

Cass,

The post was great. Coming from a single woman who has no children, you (and all the mother out there) need to know how blessed you are that the Lord has given you the job of carrying, and raising such beautiful children. The change in your bodies, is beautiful and precious and something that should be praised not torn down. Hollywood and our culture is so backwards when it comes to "post-baby bodies". I think if all mothers remember to look at body image through the Lord's eye, we will see the beauty much clearer!

Anonymous said...

what a great blog sis i hope i see you soon. love, tim\uncle tim

Anonymous said...

A wonderful sharing...united we conquer!

I've spent nearly a lifetime working hard to be sure my body could keep up with my Spirit...sometimes more successful than others...yet always trying to keep my temple as fit as possible...my stewardship from God, I believe...Love, mom/gma

Peterson's said...

oh there is a way...but you have to leave you other children at home with nanny's and spend more time caring about your body then being a mom, not something we family women are willing to do!

You really need to give yourself a break, you didn't even have time to try to bounce back after the first! Give it time you will feel better again (I am telling myself this in my pre-labor state). Sad to say, the boobs....never come back.