Body After Baby | Selfie Causes Moms everywhere to go crazy

Today’s Mami Moment has been brought to you by the word selfie. Selfies have become so common that Oxford Dictionary Maria-Kang1

This picture right here made everyone pretty mad.

Then this other chick who’s a fitness blogger and some soccer player’s wife posted a post baby selfie four days post partum and this chick looks crazy fit. How does this even happen?! But again I’m not hating on her. She’s a freak of nature, Ew

And really you don’t need to see that. My belly would probably scar you for life and some things you just can’t unsee. Anyways what I don’t get is how we can see pics of Kim K all over the place because she’s the queen of selfies posing like this…

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It seemed like an everyday occurrence. Mostly because she’s always posting selfies and because everyone was dying to see what her body after baby was going to look like. And I’m sure she’s got haters like everyone else but these two fit mom bloggers really got hit hard with their views and images.

Do you feel like the “regular moms” posting selfies of their body after baby are an inspiration or would you rather see celebrities pics of their perfect post baby bodies? All I know is that these pictures give women an unrealistic expectation of what their body is going to look like post baby. My first son balloon  elephant (no offense to the elephants out there!) and a year later I feel like my weight has shifted and I still have 20 pounds to lose. But what’s more important to me is playing with my kids, making sure that I’m around to watch them as they learn grow and play together. The weight will come off sooner or later but I’m not going to stress over it. At least not right now. Even though I can’t fit in half my clothes, I am still being

4 thoughts on “Body After Baby | Selfie Causes Moms everywhere to go crazy

  1. What bothers me most about all of it is how much we’ve struggled to be taken for more than our bodies – as women, as mothers, as people. And what the post-baby selfie does is put it back on the body. We are more than what we look like. Period. Like you said: you play with your kids, you love them. I don’t want to see photos of anyone celebrating how hot they are, baby or not. Because to me, that’s only one dimension of beauty But maybe not true for everyone. (Ps I think there are a few words missing in this post if you give it a quick re-read. You mean My *second* baby?)
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    1. I agree, we are so much more than our beauty! And beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I will double check the post thanks for pointing it out!

  2. I love this post so much! I actually just wrote two posts about how I FINALLY got my exercise motivation back (2 years after having my daughter) and became a fitness coach. I still have a long way to go, but one of the steps in my feeling better about myself is trying to post a few selfies. It is SO hard though, mostly because of the judgement that you talk about in your post. I look better than I did a month ago, but I am not going to look as good as I did before having my daughter. And that is okay. Yes, I struggle with it, but it really is okay because, like you said, the most important thing is loving and playing with our kids.

    1. Thanks Becky! I really haven’t gotten that motivation yet (sleep vs exercise) and sleep is so hard to come by these days I rather just sneak in some more cuddles with the hubby before starting my day. I’m glad you got your fitness mojo back! Your body definitely changes and is constantly changing. We just got to work with what we got and try not to compare ourselves to others. Thanks for stopping by!

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