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littlejoys__. 📷@th3littlestavenger - \"Ew put that away 🤮\".⁣⁣
\"When I get pregnant

📷@th3littlestavenger - "Ew put that away 🤮".⁣⁣ "When I get pregnant I'll make sure I don't get stretchmarks".⁣⁣ "Mom's will do anything for attention these days".⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Instead of getting angry with those that make these comments, I can't help but feel sad.⁣⁣ I'm not going to pretend that I've never judged someone.⁣⁣ I won't say i've never voiced these judgements to another.⁣⁣ What I can say is that most of the judgements i've made about someone else, i've done so prematurely.⁣⁣ Before I've lived what they've lived.⁣⁣ Before I've EXPERIENCED.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So to the man who told me to "put it away"--I'm here for you.  Maybe one day an important woman in your life will birth a baby--the most beautiful baby.  And maybe her postpartum journey will be bumpy--maybe she will have trouble celebrating her body's journey and the changes that came with it.  Maybe then you'll see how powerful it is for a mama to share her truth.  Maybe you'll even point her in my direction. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ To the girl who is convinced she won't get stretchmarks when she's pregnant - I'm here for you.  When you try every product out there that claims to keep those marks away, yet they begin to weave across your belly, angry and red, spiking your anxiety each time you look down--I'm here for you.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ To the person who attempted to shame me for the attention i'm receiving after posting a photo- I'm here for you.  One day when you find a cause that you're passionate about--one that might attract negative attention--I'm here for you.  You'll soon realize the true "power" and impact that this attention can bring not only to an indivvidual but to a whole community.⁣ ⁣⁣ I'm not trying to make excuses for internet trolls or any of the truly hateful people in this world.⁣⁣ I'm not saying that it's OKAY for them to say these things.⁣⁣ I'm just saying that there's power in forgiveness. ⁣⁣ That there's always hope for reformation.  For new "aha" moments.  For changed perspectives.⁣⁣ And when you find yourself in MY shoes, I'll be here for you.

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littlejoys__. 📷@theperfectmom -  The part of my body that has been the greatest str

📷@theperfectmom - The part of my body that has been the greatest struggle for me to choose to love and embrace since the triplets birth is my extra skin. I was 105 pounds when I found out I was pregnant with triplets. And I carried them to 34 weeks + 1 day which is a miracle in itself. My body stretched and stretched. I look back at pictures and am blown away by how I carried 3 humans at one time. During my pregnancy I knew my body would be different and I did my best to prepare myself for that. However, learning to love our bodies after carrying a child isn’t always easy and it takes time. It is easy for us to get in a mindset and talk about everything wrong with our bodies, our flaws, and the parts that really just disgust us the most. However, I think choosing to have grace and focus on the parts of our body we love really help change your perspective of how you see yourself. It took a lot of time for me to change my perspective about my post baby body and I truly believe that changing your perspective is essential to feeling good and appreciating your body for what it did and what it is now. We have to have grace for our bodies and we have to choose to feel good about ourselves because stomping on our flaws doesn’t make anyone feel good. • When I was going through my infertility, a close friend, was utterly devastated because she was going to have to have a c-section. While I understand that can be really hard for a woman, I was not the right person to have that conversation with because I would have had 10 c-sections if it meant that I would get a baby. I try and remember that about my postpartum body. Some women want desperately to be moms and would do anything for a road map on their bodies that define their journey and for others the stripes and wounds are all they have left of their child. We all have a journey. It’s okay to not love your body, but you can’t stay in that place. I think it’s normal for it to take time to fully appreciate our new mom bodies and gain a fresh perspective and see the beauty in your hope wounds, the stretch marks, and extra skin. Today I encourage you to see the beauty in your body! What is one thing you love?

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littlejoys__. 📷@laribal_ -  7 meses x 1ano pós parto
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📷@laribal_ - 7 meses x 1ano pós parto • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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littlejoys__. 📷@triplets_of_copenhagen - [Annonce] ⠀
After the pregnancy I have a s

📷@triplets_of_copenhagen - [Annonce] ⠀ After the pregnancy I have a seperation of my abdominal muscles (diastasis recti). I also have some issues with my posture, breathing and sore muscles from all the feeding of the babies. All of which ties in to my generally weak core and all of it needs to be addressed to heal my abs effectively. ⠀ ⠀ I’ve started working with a trainer, Thora, @superfitmor.dk who specialises in healing diastases recti in postpartum women. After the initial assessment of my abs (which isn’t as bad as might be expected – yeah!) she has me doing simple breathing exercises and basic core exercises. Baby steps are the key here, she says. Later we’ll be working in detail on my posture, fascia and more advanced core exercises. I’m working with Thora both in live sessions and with her online programme for mums with weak core muscles. ⠀ ⠀ Although my abs probably won’t snap back overnight, my trainer is very optimistic that my core will be a-okay again! 🙌🏼😄 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Thank you Thora for approaching me and giving me training me for free. ❤️ • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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littlejoys__. 📷@michelle.rann This is postpartum. Same body, same time 🕔 5 weeks P

📷@michelle.rann This is postpartum. Same body, same time 🕔 5 weeks PP Looking in the mirror is strange. We only see what we CHOOSE TO SEE, good or bad. These scars aren't imperfections but stories that speak of my ability to grow and birth a perfect human 💙 In time they may fade, though never completely, and I'll smile 😊 as they remind me of the strength it took to labour and birth our perfect man into this world 💪💫 Mamas are truly warrior women! • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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littlejoys__. 📷@thebirdspapaya -  A year ago I never could have posted this. No way

📷@thebirdspapaya - A year ago I never could have posted this. No way. No how. This was my shame. This was my horror. But today, I have no hesitation. No nerves. No “oh my gosh what will they say?”. Just peace. Because I understand now. I understand that this is just the human body. This is a body that has carried three amazing children. This is a body that has been a range of weights swinging 110lbs in difference. This is a body that used to feel worthless and now feels strong. This is a body that needs to be fed with love, attention, kindness and good food. This is a body, and through PRACTICE and EFFORT and EXERCISE in self care, I have grown to love. This is a body that I will use to help show others that they are not alone in their bodies. My friends, this is your life. This is your body. Whether you’re tall or small, curvy or striped, this is you. And you are beautiful. And it takes time to grasp these things. It’s not something that you SUDDENLY magically feel ok with, but the effort in hate is more draining that the effort in love. So, practice. Because it took years of words, pictures of perfection and endless comparisons to create the voice inside your head to where it is today, and now it’s time to redirect. Now it’s time to fill it with new words, new pictures, and valuable connections. Now it’s time to live. Really live. With peace, and understanding. And a love that will not just fill you, but pour into others. Spreading the truths for more to know. 🔅 That self love, it’s so worth it. So, practice. ❤️ • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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littlejoys__. 📷@tanniimarie -  2 weeks postpartum 
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📷@tanniimarie - 2 weeks postpartum Please PLEASE do not be fooled by Instagram “snapbacks”. What needs to be understood is not all women - Slim, thick, tall or small will ever have the same body they had before having a child you just had a whole baby growing inside your body! I knew as soon as I got pregnant my body was probably never gonna be the same as I said in a previous post because so much about your body changes and also what people need to think about are what stage people have had their baby. Theres no point comparing yourself to a size 8 mother who had a premature baby when your size 12 and have a big baby. I’m slim but my baby was 8.1lb my stretch marks were inevitable and you just gotta embrace what you got. I produced a whole child that’s more important than stretch marks. There’s way too much pressure to be perfect but if you put your phone down, turned off the tv and took a walk outside. Who REALLY looks like any of the people you’ve just seen on screen 🤔 • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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littlejoys__. 📷@selflovewithstephanie -  It has occurred to me that we as a society

📷@selflovewithstephanie - It has occurred to me that we as a society have some things backwards. We celebrate and document growing bumps but the second baby comes we stop celebrating our bodies and hide from the camera and ‘hate’ our bodies until we get back to pre-baby body, or finally comes to turns with our new body but still even then we hide from photos! . I maybe new to this process, but I think this is ass backwards!!! We should continue to celebrate our bodies! It was a safe home for a new life, it is now the loving arms that hold and keeps baby safe, the food supply, and life line for the sweet innocent children we bring into this world! It still should be celebrated! So here I am, going to be doing causal post about my postpartum journey! Because to me... it is just as important as my pregnancy journey! . 5 weeks postpar . 😳 STILL BLEEDING - The only things I knew about pregnancy was that it was 9 months and you did not get your period durning that time. I was never told that you would make up for all those missed periods after you gave birth! Currently on week 5 of bleeding constantly. For me, it would not bother me so much if I would be allowed to just use tampons! Having to wear adult diapers and pads has been so uncomfortable for me. Not going to lie - Totally over it. . 💪 BODY IS SORE - Currently having numbness in my feet from issues the swelling caused, stomach sore to the touch, c-section line still very tender, abs still HURT to use, and hours or rocking, bouncing, and swaying baby to sleep has taken a toll on my back. But I am so thankful everyday that my body made such a perfect human so I am working through it, with grace and kindness towards my body. I also am taking my time and not rushing any crazy movements or physical activity. . 👶🏽 LOVE BABY SNUGGLES - I never knew baby snuggles were so amazing! Holding him calms me, relaxes me and fills me with so much love! Soaking in EVERY MOMENT!. . Board by: @feltnookboards Nursing / Pumping bra by: @simplewisheshandsfree

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littlejoys__. 📷@torrespatricia Your body makes extra blood and your heart pumps fas

📷@torrespatricia Your body makes extra blood and your heart pumps faster to meet the needs of pregnancy. This can cause the blue veins in your belly, breasts, and legs to become more noticeable. ... These are tiny blood vessels that branch out from a central area, like the legs of a spider. Skin changes. • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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littlejoys__. 📷@dva_serdca_pod_serdcem It's amazing how the female body changes in

📷@dva_serdca_pod_serdcem It's amazing how the female body changes in order to create and incubate a baby. Or in this case babies ❤ • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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littlejoys__. To My Precious Child © Julie K. Ross
Published: February 2006

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To My Precious Child © Julie K. Ross Published: February 2006 Whether you're a little girl Or a little boy Just knowing that you're on your way Fills my heart with joy. You'll learn that you're my miracle For you I've waited long You'll see it in my poetry Maybe even in a song. May you always know what love is From our whole family That, my little angel, Is a promise straight from me. I hope you grow up strong and smart Because you stayed in school Intelligence will be your art Wisdom will be your tool. You can be whatever you want to be As long as you put your mind to it Whenever you hit a rough spot, though, I'll be there to see you through it. Whether it's music, dance or even sports I'll let you try it all We'll shop for tights and soccer shorts Downtown at the local mall. I'm not sure of what else to say right now 'Cause I've really said a lot You'll learn to understand me 'Cause I'm the only Mom you've got! Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/to-my-precious-child • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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littlejoys__. \"Can you day hi to your brother?\" 😍
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"Can you day hi to your brother?" 😍 • • • 🙌 TAG #littlejoys Follow Us: 👉 @littlejoys__@littlejoys__blogs 👈 • You can also submit as many pics and videos as you'd like. And if you have a caption you'd like me to copy and paste about your journey then please make sure you include that as well.

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