Well I am sorry, but I do.
To make matters worse I keep reading about this twin skin, which sounds worse than any horror movie I've ever endured. Apparently it's a combination of stretch marks and super stretched skin which makes your tummy look like seersucker. Horrible image indeed!
This whole you should embrace your new body postpartum ... to me ... is just not enough. If I am not happy with myself, how will I give off good happy vibes to the twins and everyone else for that matter?
So I am formulating a plan.
You might think I am crazy vain, you might think I will forget all traces of said plan once Alice and Isla arrive... but having a plan will keep me sane.
First step in this plan.... breastfeeding.
Second step.... enter the bamboo belly bandit. I spent yesterday researching belly compression options and what I found was very encouraging. Apparently women all over the world have been binding their postpartum belly for centuries which will help reduce swelling, a distended uterus (which mine will certainly be) and generally help shrink you down without the sagging skin.
Third step... exercise. My mom met another twin mom at the gym a couple of months and she told my mom to tell me that body pump will be my best friend postpartum. I literally day dream of being able to run again and to be able to go to body attack.
If you are a mom do you have any tips, if you are pregnant do you share these worries and if kids aren't remotely on your radar how do you think you would feel in my place?
I would love to know!
|Vanity A Print of the March Pin Up Girl by EmilyBalivet via etsy|