Sunday, April 28, 2013

Impromptu Post

I wasn't planning on posting anything tonight. I was working on my post for tomorrow and debating whether to include a picture or not.  The picture is not very flattering of me.  I'm self conscious of my tummy and with the way I'm sitting in the picture, my flabbiness is very evident.  I wanted to include the picture though because it's of my 3 best friends and me at Mandy's baby shower.  We hadn't all been together since December and I was excited to catch up will my girls and meet Mandy's baby boy.  It was a great night and I loved hanging out with my friends.  The thing is, when I was getting ready that night, I felt really good about myself.  I liked my outfit, my hair, and I actually wore makeup other than mascara.  Why would I let a simple picture ruin that memory for me?  Am I really that shallow to not post a picture documenting a terrific night because of my tummy?  That's when I realized I was being silly and decided to write this post to give myself a reality check.  I've had a tummy my entire life and having a baby didn't help matters.  It is what it is.  It doesn't make me any less of a friend to these women, or less of a wife to my husband and certainly not less of a mother to E.  It's just who I am.  So here's the pic and I'm glad I'm posting it.  We see each other so little that every moment deserves to be captured with a picture, flabby tummy and all!


  1. I think you look beautiful:-), but I totally get where you're coming from. I actually felt the same way when I saw the picture of me at Jessica's run Sunday morning. I felt so beautiful and sexy when I left home, but in the picture I did not see the way I felt reflected. And you can always crop out our bellies if you want to!

    1. Thanks Carrie! You did look so good Sunday in your dress. We are just way too hard on ourselves.