Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

What a beautiful post.
If we were talking about this over a cup of coffee, I would say to you that I wish I was only 12 lbs over what I was before kids. More like 35. Sigh.
Still, every lb is worth it. Every bump, lump, and roll.
If I were starting over and knew then what I know now, I would maybe be a little more cautious about the weight gain, but I'm not. And I didn't.
It was worth every lb. No doubt.
And a hear, hear! To that part about working, and housekeeping, and parenting. And time and there not being enough of it.
Amen to all of it.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I gained a ton of weight with both kids and I really think that sometimes you just gain a lot with certain pregnancies, and this is what your body needs. I was too thin when I got married--definitely thinner than what was healthy and I had to overcome a lot of mental barriers when it came to gaining weight. I'm not unhappy with my weight now, bu I do think I could be more in shape.

Still...I don't look back and wish I still looked like I did--you're right, we need to celebrate the journey our bodies have made!