I recently spent some time in Mexico on vacation. While vacationing, itâs kind of hardÂ for people not to want to take pictures of you. Since weâre mostly on the beach,Â these photos usually include photos of me in bathing suits.
Let me remind you all, IÂ had a baby six months ago. Let me also remind you that this kid made me gain 60Â friggen pounds. So was I ready to have my picture taken in a bikini, the only type ofÂ bathing suit I own? Well, apparently it didnât matter, because photos were taken.Â But I went one step further. I actually posted my post-baby body baring bikini shots on Facebook,Â because, hey, Iâm not that vain and I did just have a baby. I was sure peopleÂ would understand.
The responses were what I found interesting. What motherÂ doesnât feel like absolute crap about her body after having a baby? (If you say youÂ donât, I think you are lying.) I get so frustrated when people tell me, âNine monthsÂ on, nine months off.â I remember with my first child going into a clothing store andÂ the saleslady I know saying to me, âYou look amazing! Didnât you just have a child?âÂ âUm, yes,â I responded. âTWO YEARS AGO!â
That was before I was on FacebookÂ and had decided to let the world (or my almost 3000 friends, most of whom IÂ donât know) see me in all my nearly naked glory. I was kind of surprised at theÂ comments, not because they were bad, but it just proves my point that people definitely care about their bodies after having a baby.
One of my best friends wrote, âU R too fat.Â You should really consider covering up. Xo.” Of course she was joking. Most of theÂ comments started with, âUm, didnât you just have a baby?â Or, âJealous of your flatÂ stomach.â Another one of my friends wrote, âI hate you. Unfollowing. Xoâ Again,Â add the âxoâ and you know itâs a joke.
One person wrote âOMGâ and I wasnât sure ifÂ this was a good thing or bad thing. I could take it to mean, âOMG YOUâRE POSTING AÂ PHOTO OF YOU IN A BIKINI? YOUâRE NOT READY. IâM COVERING MY EYES!â Or IÂ could take it to mean, âOMG. YOU LOOK SPECTACULAR.â I choose the latter.Â Another woman wrote, âMy son is 14 months and I still wonât allow these pics. GoodÂ for you girl!â