I’ve got a HUGE announcement and VIP message in today’s Irresistible You podcast episode.
Let me just say it first: I’m PREGNANT with baby #2! Getting pregnant is a life changing decision and one that so many of you are putting on hold because of your weight. I understand that because I too had those same feelings.
I swore I would never have kids. I wanted nothing to do with the #momlife.
As the years rolled on, I never got the baby bug…even as I entered my 30’s.
Then, out of nowhere I felt like something was missing…
My husband and I had the “What if?” conversation.
We both agreed we wanted a baby and would forever regret not trying.
But one thing kept holding me back?
I created a story in my head about what the extra weight meant.
I was terrified of pregnancy because um weight gain, stretch marks, and body changes are unavoidable.
I wanted to actually LOOK pregnant and have the cute pregnant lady stomach. But I was so afraid I would just look like a fat blob.
But after all the self-loathing, eventually, I realized:
It wasn’t about the actual weight…it was about what I MADE it mean.
I was almost willing to give up the miracle of becoming a mom all because of my weight. I almost gave up the chance to hold my beautiful Catalina Rose in my arms because of my weight.
And those fears that I had? Valid, yes. Reality? No.
Fast forward four years and I got the bug for a 2nd child. Those same thoughts tried to flood my brain again but I wasn’t having it. I’m not going to allow a few pounds to stop me from the life I crave and deserve.
Maybe you dream about getting pregnant and becoming a mom…and maybe your dreams get shattered by those same thoughts. ⠀
It makes me so sad to know you’re missing out on life-changing opportunities because you think you’re too fat to deserve it.
I think about how many times I said no or didn’t go after something because I felt unworthy.
All because of a little extra weight? It seems trivial when you think about it but when you’re living in a body that you hate, it feels like a prison and it dictates all of your decisions.
What if I would have said no to pregnancy and missed out on my life with Catalina…and now baby #2?
What are you putting on hold, waiting for the weight?
Tell me in the comments below.
If you like this post, please check out these other plus size pregnancy blog posts:
- Dear Daughter: Why Body Image Matters as Your Mom
- How to Feel Irresistible About Your Postpartum Body Image
- Dear Pregnant Fat Girl
- Irresistible Maternity Fashion for Plus Size & Curvy Mamas
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