So true, too much pressure put on mums to be ‘perfect’. Well if you ask me, my body is perfect because it carried my not so tiny Owlet to term safely, and delivered a healthy bundle of joy to me! Losing any baby weight hasn’t happened, possibly because I’m breastfeeding; who knows. Eventually I’ll focus on losing weight and being healthier, but you can be sure i wont be doing it because it’s expected!
Big news hit this week when Prince William and Duchess Kate appeared with their new bundle of joy for the whole world to see. There was much ado about something – from the excitement over the new heir to the unofficial town crier.
But one thing that shouldn’t have made waves among news headlines and the wide world of the mommy blogosphere was Kate’s “bravery” in showing off her post-baby belly.
What a back-handed compliment that is, isn’t it?
It’s a sad day when “bravery” is the word used when a new mother is shown sporting the natural inflation of her belly one day postpartum – as if she should be expected to hide all proof of pregnancy once her baby is born. The honest truth is, bravery shouldn’t even be associated with the acceptance of this reality – that a swollen abdomen is the natural state of a woman’s…
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