The Most Awesome Pregnancy Poster We've Ever Seen
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes stretch marks up the wazoo from repeat pregnancies.
Disclaimer: If you're one of those women who just "don't get stretch marks" during pregnancy, feel free to not read this blog. Commenting about how perfect your tummy skin is will result in being tracked down and your children being given free kittens and caffeine pills.
Pregnancy is an amazing time. Even if you felt like a baby beluga for nine months, there's no denying that the experience of carrying a child is life-changing. What many of us could have done without are the razor blade-esque scars that make it look like you got into a naked knife fight in front of Babies “R” Us. It's hard enough to have to lose pregnancy pounds while sweating milk from your nipples. Dealing with the fact that your body is permanently tattooed with stretch marks can really be a blow to a girl's ego.
That's why I was so happy to see this poster that's been going around.
Your body isn't ruined. You're a tiger who has earned her stripes.
Darn right! Going from a childless woman to a mother is a journey paved with tears, fears, hopes, and definite changes to one's physical form. It's not all butterflies and sunshine but when I look at my kids' ridiculously angelic faces…yeah, it was more than worth it. I may not be able to model bikinis without some serious photoshopping any time soon (or ever) but my body produced life and that's pretty freaking awesome.
Chime in! What do you think of this poster?
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