Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Maybe just a little vain

I've always been very self-conscious about my looks. Part of it stems from the fact that I've had psoriasis for as long as I can remember. I've always worried about what people think of my skin when I have flare-ups. Another thing that makes me self-conscious is that after each of my children my chest has gotten flatter and flatter while my butt and thighs have gotten bigger. I used to be a dancer in high school and nicely fit, so seeing my spreading rear end really annoys me. Luckily I have a wonderful Hubby that thinks I look great, even if I'll never wear sexy garterbelts.

But strangely having the twins has helped my body image. Probably because I expected the babies to really destroy what figure I had left. All of the twin moms I talked to said they were left with "twin skin", the big floppy stretchy bulge of belly fat that never goes away. Amazingly I didn't get too many more stretch marks than I already had and surprisingly my baby belly went down very quickly after they were born. I was in my regular pants in less than two weeks. So, I may not be back to my pre-baby figure, but considering I had twins just 5.5 months ago, I'm pretty proud of how I look. (Oh, and ignore my crappy editing in the bottom left, I had to crop out my bra hanging on the door lol. Oops!)


Michelle said...

You look amazing! No one could ever tell you had twins. Let alone twins within the last 6 months! That swimsuit is very flattering on you too. You've always been beautiful to me! :D

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I agree with Michelle! I would NEVER have the guts to post myself in something like that...EVER! :) You look stunning.