This image has been circling throughout Facebook and I cannot help but love it more and more each time I see it. After giving birth to my son I knew I would have a permanent scar — after all, I had a C-section. That was the least of my worries. For me, the scar is a reminder of the bundle of love that now lives outside of me. He has left a permanent smile imprinted below my abdomen, and I gladly tell everyone I gave birth by C-section.
But, my baby bump, that was a different story.
I lost most of my pregnancy weight the first month after giving birth. Breastfeeding really helped! I went from a size 7 (pre-pregnancy) to a size 2 (post-pregnancy). Although I lost most of the weight I still have a baby bump, and at first, it was not easy trying to deal with the extra baggage. I tried working out at home and eating healthy but it can get a little overwhelming.
With time, I have learned to embrace the beauty of motherhood, because after all, I am still active — I would have to say a lot more today than I have ever been! Chasing Sebastian around the house and doing a million and one things all at once can be tiring, but I would not change it for the world. So, this baby bump is not going anywhere, anytime soon.
Former B2B editor and marketing manager turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social.
When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy.
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