I'm feeling quite brave this evening and in honour of Mrs Woogs blog regarding birthing beauty in women, I am putting my post birth photos into the mix.
3 ceseareans, 1 emergency, 2 elective.
Fairly ginormous babies (one of which ended up being 11 pound 3 - that's just over 5kg's people!)
Massive weight gain during pregnancy - about 30kgs for each one, not helped by the introduction of mint chip icecream.
Attactive? At the time I thought no. I felt like a bloated, water retaining, beached whale of epic proportions! There was definately no waxing of nether regions, no make up, no styled hair and no painted nails.
There was loads of drugs, stitches, bleeding, discomfort, sore boobs and tears.
Would I change any of it? Never! I think it is important to remember that pregnancy and birth is just a moment in time that passes too quickly. While there are some icky bits, it's all a means to an end - a very much wanted end. I am lucky - I have 3 healthy, happy little people.
One of my favourite photos - the boys checking Matilda has the right amount of fingers!
Do you feel brave enough to put your birth photos on blog display?
Go and visit Mrs Woogs for some more gorgeous Birth Beauty.
And clearly, I think a prize needs to be awarded to Beth at BabyMac for sharing hers!