Friday, April 9, 2010

Body Image Carnival

Baby Body
I have a baby body, and no not like my body is small and fragile. But, like I've had two babies in two years and, it shows.

I have the muffin top blubber hanging over my jeans you might call them love handles. But, in my culture they're called longjas. I have the stretch marks and the cellulite. According to my husband I have a episiotomy scar from when my first daughter was ripped out of my body
via forceps.

I don’t view these things as negative. These physical marks are worth the beautiful “prize” at the end of the 40 weeks. Don’t get me wrong I had a few issues with my body after I had each of my children. I gained a lot of weight with each baby and after escaping my first pregnancy stretch mark free ,the pregnant belly of my second child wasn’t as forgiving.

But, over time I have been able to accept my body and now I wear these marks like a badge of honor. These marks are like my secret handshake into the world of motherhood. I love my body and the way I look!

This post is participating in the Body Image Carnival being hosted by Melodie at Breastfeeding Moms Unite! and MamanADroit who will be posting articles on themes pertaining to body image all week! Make sure you check out their blogs everyday between April 12-18 for links to other participants' posts as well as product reviews, a giveaway, and some links to research, information and resources pertaining to body image.


  1. I love your blog. I think you have a very important story to share and I'm so glad you chose to participate in our blog carnival!

  2. Aw. this gave me goosebumps. I agree. I feel all of it is a badge of honour. I'd love to have a great body, but not at the price of my happiness! Great post!

  3. You are so right - those marks are something that every mother can understand. We all have them. None of us are the same after our babies are born. And it's better if we can embrace it, instead of fighting it.

  4. Honestly, as a man... I think that these marks aren't something to be ashamed of in the least. It's extremely attractive that someone would go through so much for someone else. They are indeed a badge of honor.