I recently read a blog post by a fellow blogger, The Rolling Baby, about their fear of showing off their post pregnancy body and it got me to thinking how all woman have so many insecurities about the way they look.
Feeling like a whale
I recently went through a similar experience on a trip to the swimming pool. M suggested a morning at the pool with S when I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with I. I mentioned to my brother we were going swimming that morning and my brother commented “do they let whales in the pool”. I have a pretty thick skin but at 8 1/2 months pregnant that statement cuts deep as you’re not feeling yourself as it is. I said to M I would just watch from the gallery as i didn’t have a swim suit that fitted me. He pleaded with me so I agreed to come in for a splash about for the sake of my son and leave my ego at home. When we arrived M pointed out a mummy sitting in the gallery, he said he used to go to school with her. A very pretty girl, and there I was floating about like a beach ball! A few days later M returned home and said that he had been contacted on LinkedIn by the girl sitting in the gallery at the pool. She had reached out to congratulate him on the impending arrival of his second child and had commented that his wife was looking “absolutely fantastic”! I was totally thrown as I didn’t feel it was my finest hour of glamour.
What I’m trying to say is that even on your worst day it’s not as bad as you think. We also need to remember that beauty isn’t just what’s on the outside. It’s about what you put out into the world from the inside that truly makes you a beautiful person.