Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pregnant Bodies


There's been a big amount of buzz swirling about with a photo I recently posted on my facebook last week of when I was 37/38 weeks pregnant with Leena. I am short and have a short torso. I was not small by any means. I had a humongous belly. A scary and frightening but beautiful belly. I was beautiful pregnant. I am still beautiful with a less than perfect belly. My belly kept Leena safe. My husband loves me no matter my outward appearance and thinks I am ALWAYS beautiful. Women, pregnant are the most beautiful ever. You can't deny that. Yes, for those who are not used to seeing women in this way or who may be used to the societies views on what makes a woman beautiful may argue. But you cannot deny how beautiful an expectant mother is. You are growing life. No matter how alien that may make you feel having a human being grow inside of you, it is amazingly stunning to watch and live through. I joke about how huge I was but it is amazing to me that my body could support how far it stuck out and how much it stretched and moved to bring Leena into this world. No one can make me feel any less beautiful about that time in my life or about the "aftermath" my body has been left with. I grow people. Seriously. That's amazing. And BEAUTIFUL.
Peace and Love.

7 comments:

Violet Bella said...

so cute to think about little leena inside there :) you are a beautiful mother, before and after.

Heidi said...

This is an AWESOME photo. You are right, it is an amazing thing to GROW PEOPLE. Dude, we grow people, can you believe it?

Peace Love and Leener said...

You guys are too sweet. :) Thank you Laura! I miss feeling Leena inside me but obviously looooove having her actually in person.
Thanks Heidi! :) I am pretty pleased my my "super power!" hehe

O Bella Naturals said...

I have to admit, I wasn't even a bit shocked when I saw your pregnant belly shot. There is nothing more natural than a pregnant body, it's amazing!! I'm so excited to continue to follow along on your journey as a doula and getting your body ready for another baby, it's such a special time in a woman's life, one that is only there for a short period of time and how lucky we are to be able to sustain life and grow healthy babies! <3

Lil Muse Lily said...

you looked beautiful. i loved being pregnant too.

Monica said...

first time here, hi. what a fab post to arrive at. you look gorgeous.
we're bringing LIFE into the world, nothing is more beautiful.

Jessica said...

Thank you for following my blog. Yes, a woman's body especially an expectant mother's body is so beautiful! I can't wait to feel that someday. Oh regarding your comment, I live in NC, and from Southern CA.