This Mama's Body-Positive Outlook is #MomGoals

Learning to love your postpartum body isn't always easy, but this mom has it down. You have to read the powerful message she shared about her changed shape.

Your first pregnancy can bring up some strange fears. You may worry that you aren't ready for motherhood, or that childbirth will be unbearably painful—you may even stress about how you'll never get your pre-baby body back.

Briana Klink Macon certainly did: This mom had her first baby when she was 25, and she freely admits that she worried she'd look "fat" to the outside world after delivering. And while there's no sense in subjecting yourself to that kind of pressure, we absolutely understand Macon's sentiments. Pregnancy can do a real number on your body...but after a while you realize that in the grand scheme of things, having a perfectly flat tummy is just not as important as the joy of bringing humans into the world. Macon, who has four children, came to that realization and put it into words in a recent Instagram post—and we're loving this mama's message.

"I was so young and naive, not able to comprehend the beauty that my body had just accomplished. 5 pregnancies, 1 vaginal delivery, 3 c-sections later, I finally get it," Macon wrote alongside a gorgeous photo that shows the mom breastfeeding her baby. 

I remember when I had my first baby at 25 I was so worried about people thinking I was 'fat' after, of all the things?! I was so young and naive, not able to comprehend the beauty that my body had just accomplished. 5 pregnancies, 1 vaginal delivery, 3 c-sections later, I finally get it. I see the human body in a different light, I see myself in a different light. I have curves in new places, bumps and lumps and scars. Scars some would view as 'ugly'. I grew tiny little perfect people. I'm able to nourish and feed from my own body. I asked my husband what he thought of my scar. His first response, 'I don't even see it'. He continued with 'if anything I look at it and see all that you went through to give us our family' Find a person that's good and true, that sees you and only you. I'll never know how I got so lucky but I'm thankful every day. Lastly, I feel like there's so much controversy over natural births, c-sections, v-bacs, nursing or formula fed. So much judgement. All that truly matters is that mom and baby are safe and healthy, that there is an abundance of love and we're giving this life our best. Being a mother is hard enough, why divide ourselves? Why compare? There are days I struggle to get out of bed, stay in sweats, yell at my toddlers all day and I order pizza for dinner. There are days I put make up on, get dressed and feel like I can take on the world...until about noon and I realize, this shits hard, when's nap time. We're all just taking it day by day. I'm just glad I'm finally able to find comfort in my own skin. To find appreciation and growth. I hope if you're going through all the new phases of motherhood, you're able to find strength and give yourself grace. You're able to see how beautiful you are. Bringing life in to this world; mothering is such a magical gift.Never underestimate the power of a woman✨ #10dayspostpartum #csectionrecovery #uniteinmotherhood #selflove #relaxyouseemoreinabathingsuitpost #mymomwillstillfreakwhenshestalksmyinstagram #normalizebreastfeeding

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Macon looks amazing—but that isn't the point. She has scars and a new set of curves, and we know how tough it can be to wrap your head around the changes your body undergoes after you give birth. But in the end, it's all about perspective, and this mama has it. "I see the human body in a different light, I see myself in a different light. I have curves in new places, bumps and lumps and scars," she wrote. "Scars some would view as 'ugly'. I grew tiny little perfect people. I'm able to nourish and feed from my own body."

Macon also spoke out about the pressures moms put on one another and themselves, and how pointless it is to make something as difficult as motherhood feel even harder. "All that truly matters is that mom and baby are safe and healthy. That there is an abundance of love and we're giving this life our best," she wrote."Being a mother is hard enough, why divide ourselves? Why compare? There are days I struggle to get out of bed, stay in sweats, yell at my toddlers all day and I order pizza for dinner. There are days I put make up on, get dressed and feel like I can take on the world...until about noon and I realize, this shits hard, when's nap time. We're all just taking it day by day."

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