My boobs and big, they hurt, I’ve had mastitis, I’ve had nipples grazed so badly that they were bleeding when feeding, sometimes I would crying while feeding. Gil is 8 weeks and the boobs are totally engorged all…. the…. time! This boob stuff totally sucks – no pun intended!
Normally I am a small boobed girl. They were too small when I was a teenager I wanted more….sigh….but now, now that I have huge ones I’m really unimpressed.
I’ve been feeling flat lately. I know, I know I’m such a lucky women I have three kids and beautiful husband who is an active parent and shares the load. Life is good and, it is good. But lately and today in particular I am struggling with my body image, I’m carrying a heap of extra weight post baby. My boobs are huge, my butt and hips are too, and I have back fat. I know it’s all relative, but I am a great deal bigger than normal and today I just feel blah.
I’m walking every day pushing Poppy on her bike and carrying Gil in the Ergo – clearly it isn’t a fast walk, but a walk none the less.
My friend Jess sent me a good link today you may have seen it already Dove Real Women Sketches It’s a good reminder that you get flat days, we all do for so many different reasons, but you need to be kind to yourself.
My Mum would say that to me if she were able ‘be gentle with yourself Rachel…..be gentle’. I guess we all need that reminder every now an then. I get the reminder when I write it out, cause I can’t call Mum to talk it out any more.