Pregnancy has given my a bit of dysmorphia from all of the shaming and questions I have gotten.
I’m sure most of the time it has been unintentional, but it still can cause insecurities.
Sure, no one KNOWS I have struggled with eating disorders and body dysmorphia outside of pregnancy, and that it just worsens during pregnancy, but sometimes a girl can wish people would consider all angles before making comments on HER body or HER appearance.
I love my bump. I love my body right now and that is a true first for me. New territory!
But it doesn’t mean I am perfect at this new confidence. I still have my cracks and weaknesses. I am not perfect.
I wish I could be stronger mentally when I hear (and have heard for MONTHS) “WOW! You’re ready to pop!!” Or “Look how swollen you are” or any other crazy ridiculous comment I get.
This is what I continue to work on. The mental strength over other people’s opinions or questions.
I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt- always. I try to be sincere and warm at heart and understanding that they just don’t know and their words may not be intentional.
Kindness for a the key to everything. Always be kind! Always show love and forgiveness. Be the best person you can be. 🤍🤍🤍