Bouncing Back After Giving Birth

Hey guys! I wanted to share with you this photo from InTouch because you can totally see what my belly looks like after giving birth! Sure, as anyone would, I hope to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, in a healthy way, as soon as possible. But I don’t want the first post-pregnancy pics anyone sees of me to be miraculously skinny, either. I think it’s discouraging to moms to see these “overnight” transformations without any sense of how these women got there. It’s perfectly normal for a woman to walk out of the hospital after giving birth still looking a good six to seven months pregnant. Your belly only deflates a little immediately after giving birth-you’ve still got a basketball sized uterus in there!

You can see I still look pregnant even though I was wearing Spanx for this shoot!  I had a few awkward moments the few times I had to leave the house for appointments without the baby-people I knew would look at my belly and say “that baby just doesn’t want to come out, does she?” And I’d be like “um . . . I had her a few days ago” – super awkward! But that’s real life, people, so don’t feel bad if you don’t bounce back right away after giving birth!