It has been 4 months since I gave birth to Gavin and I finally feel back to my normal self. I am very honest with others that comment on my pregnancy or how quickly I bounced back . . .
Photography by Kirsten Miccoli
Three Floor Dress – they are good at restocking (similar)
Zara Coat (love this similar one)
t+j Designs Crystal Frosting Necklace, also shown a fall collection necklace
I thank breastfeeding and my mom for my genetics. I am very, very lucky that I bounce back without too much work but I also know that I am not “fit”. Looking thin is what people see, but being healthy is by far the most important thing. Now that I have help with my sons, my goal is to get into shape and eat healthier for my well being. I love food so much that I make dinner reservations weeks ahead just to make sure I have reservations every weekend “just in case”. But my age and having two babies has shifted some of my body and I see it sticking to areas I’m not used to.
The vain part of me dislikes the process of gaining and losing weight through pregnancy. No matter how much weight you gain, you just don’t feel like yourself. The miracle of birth and the joy I feel from raising my sons overshadow these issues, but the process of pregnancy, than breastfeeding, than weaning, than getting back into shape is a long one for all mommies. I don’t have it as hard as some mommies, which I’m well aware, but it is nice to be confident and say I feel back to myself.
One thing I’ve experienced through meeting bloggers, fashion colleagues, mommies, and work, so much is judged on how you are perceived or look. Take the time to get to know someone before you judge and more women should support each other. I could probably write a whole article about this, but the more love we give to each other the better. Lately I’ve experienced some judgments on being a mommy, a blogger or my business not being supported by certain individuals and most of the time I brush it off, but it has been bothering me more. Everyday I learn more about myself; being healthier, more patient and supporting others as much as I can in their business endeavors has been my top priority. Some of the negative things I go through will always bother me but hopefully the good things that I put out will continue to come back to me.
Back to fashion – I love Three Floor and their designs, these are some of my favorite. Their designs are more in the $250 range but the fit and fabric are excellent and definitely showstoppers. My next Three Floor dress will probably be this one.
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