I’m almost 4 months postpartum, so I wanted to share a little body update with you all!
I recently shared on my Instagram stories how I’m no longer trying to get back into my ‘old shape’ but instead, I’m embracing my ‘new shape.’ I think so many of us (myself included) have this expectation of being able to get back into pre-baby shape and fitting into those same jeans at some point. I’m not saying you won’t ever fit back into them, but let’s be real- things have changed.
When I had Chloe, I saw subtle changes in my body that I was able to work with, but now after having baby #2, things have changed a lot! Things shift and move and widen… and it’s all out of our control. I soon realized that I can either work with my current body or keep wishing that things would go back to the way they were before,
I took some body shots here and there- nothing too consistent because these images were really just for myself and no one else to see. Here’s a general recap of the past few months chronicling how my body has been changing.
1 Month Postpartum
I still looked 6 months pregnant. I wasn’t able to fit into any jeans or pants at all. It was definitely hard to walk around, so, for the most part, I lived in my robe and nursing bra at home. The only time I left the house was to go to doctors appointments. I pretty much continued wearing my maternity clothes through this month. I was in so much pain, I didn’t even take photos!
2 Months Postpartum
Still looked 6 months pregnant. There was very little shrinking in my stomach area and my boobs started to get very large as I started to produce a lot more milk. I was finally able to start wearing jeans again- but they were still my maternity jeans. I pretty much only wore maternity clothes through this month as well.