Friday, July 4, 2014

Making memories in my bathers.


I got so much response posting this on my Instagram and personal Facebook, I thought I would share on here too. I would love more mummies to find their inner confidence and let that shine and make beautiful memories with your children. Don't let your body hold you back! Let this inspire you...

I would never post a pic of myself in my bathers, but I had to share this. As a bigger girl, I don't have the confidence to wear bathers, I wear something that covers my arms and legs, lifts my bum and boobs and pushes my tummy back so tight I look like that I at least tried to work on my after baby belly. Getting into bathers makes my skin crawl. I feel so nervous. People can see everything I try to hide.

Except my son. He sees a mum that will take him to swimming lessons, play in the water with him. Take him down the slide. He sees a mum that will make loads of fun, a mum that cares more about making memories than covering herself up or not doing anything at all, a mum that will teach her children to have enough confidence on the inside that it doesn't matter about the skin you have.

And to add, coming down the slide, the first thing my son said when we were at the bottom of the slide was 'more mum?'... not 'you're too big, mum' 'you're embarrassing' 'you need to cover yourself up' or all those things we speak over OURSELVES, but he simply wanted more. He wanted me to play with him more. He wanted me to take him down the slide more. He wanted more fun from me. That, right there, was totally worth me getting into my bathers and braving them for him!












5 comments:

mylittlecuteface said...

Nice. Love the pics. I keep putting off taking my baby JOOD for swimming. Need to do so urgently. lol

Laura-Faerie said...

Our kids are always the best encouragement :)

thetraindriverswife said...

You look fabulous and congratulations for setting a great example to your little one x

thetraindriverswife.com said...

You look fabulous to me. Congratulations for being a brilliant example x

Kat said...

Thank you for posting this. I know other moms get discouraged or depressed because of the changes in their body after giving birth. You look wonderful and i believe it is because you radiate happiness in your pictures.

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