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!)

2 comments:

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.