Great post.....i loved being pregnant (almost every minute of it) except where in those first few weeks my arse decided to become it's own continent and the ability to wear prepregnancy jeans was a farse in my world because the seems were about to split.......:) My husband was the best, everytime I said I was "fat" he made a point to correct me and say no you are pregnant and carrying my sweet baby!! God love him- any question as to why I have stayed with hime 16+ years and am about to celebrate 10th anniversary this friday.
An Open Letter to Jessica Simpson
Posted on J November, 2012, in Motherhood, Parenting, Reality TV, Self-esteem and tagged baby Maxwell, breastfeeding, celebrity weight loss, daily post, daily prompt, health, Jessica Simpson, Jessica Simpson fat, Jessica Simpson pregnant, lessons you learned from pregnancy, mental-health, motherhood, postaday2012, postaweek2012, pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms, thinspiration, uterus feels like it is falling out, varicose veins, weight loss after baby, Wordpress Daily Prompt. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.
Michelle - good for you! I have a niece who has struggled with anorexia for over a decade. Maybe when the media stops making such a big deal out of the need to be thin, this horrible disease will go away. I remember after my daughter was born and I fretted over my figure, my husband said - "You just created a new human being, give yourself a break!"
I love this. People are such giant tools with pregnant women- regular or celebrity. With mine i gained from 35-50lbs EXCEPT for the one pregnancy where i tried to do it "right". I gained 16lbs and was miserable. Measured what i ate, went to bed hungry, was OBSESSED with working out- all so i could look "great". It was dangerous and i'm lucky i had a healthy baby. The focus on weight gain and not on a healthy baby- like EVER- is insane. Great post!
I gained a ton of wait with both of my little girls. I now have a body that I don't recognize. However, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I will take my spider veins and my fat rolls. I will no longer wear a size that is "acceptable" to some but who the hell cares? I have two beautiful little girls. It really does feel like you get a glimpse of heaven when you look into the eyes of your children. Who cares if you have extra weight when you have that. AWESOME POST! BRAVO!
Beauty is what you perceive of it, and pregnancy is the most beautiful. Your whole outlook on life changes. Look at that picture of her. She's radiant, and not because of airbrushed tans or makeup artists and hairstylists, it's that joy of being a Mother. Those DJ's need a good swift kick in the arse from 1,000's of us in charge, no bull allowed Mama's. I've always been thin. Oh, and I was always self-conscious, having been bullied all throughout school for being half Asian and Half Polish. When pregnant with one I didn't lose, I was gloriously happy because I was gaining weight, and told everyone including my brother to shove it where the Sun doesn't shine when they called my 70+lb weight gain bad. I had a beautiful baby growing inside. People still make comments about the little part on my tummy that hasn't flattened out yet. I get the fat albert and hippo hips comment. I smile and thank them for complimenting my battle scars, then walk away while they are still confused. I'm 39, 5'3", float between 150-160 these days, with only my tummy as a trouble spot, and wear between a petite 7-10 depending on the designer. I can powerwalk and sing along with the songs on my iPod, even with my allergy asthma. Only a totally clueless MD would dare call me fat. Back when I was 118 lbs and in a tailored 0-2, I was a trainwreck. I had low self esteem, low self worth, only a handful of friends who stood by me through everything. I was alone and loathed it. Size 2 can shove it. I'm in charge!
EX-CEL-LENT POST!!! Congrats to the mommy-to-be and my biggest hope for her is she's happy, healthy, and learns to love herself and all her vurves, baby inspired and otherwise! And yes, that she speaks out and tells the media to shove it!
I'm so out of the loop I had no clue she is pregnant again. Congrats to her and her hubby/fiancé (cannot remember if they got married). The reason I'm so far out if the loop on this is the very reason you wrote this post. Leave Jessica Simpson and any other woman the heck alone. She's pregnant. And really, even if she wasn't, why are people so obsessed with her weight gain? Great post!
I. Love. You. One day, the world will have to deal with the fact that everything it "knew" about health, body weight, body shape, and women was learned from years of watching diet infomercials that were geared at making you feel awful so they could get your money to correct a problem you never had.
She looks beautiful. My son is 14 weeks old and I had a very similar pre-pregnancy figure to Jessica. Throughout my pregnancy, I kept thinking "So that's what people really think of what I look like." It was awful. The one time in life when you shouldn't have to think about your weight, but no such luck. Ugh.
Love you too! The media doesn't use its influence for good - it uses it for greed. Big difference. I feel sorry for celebrities, really. I found the weight gain hard enough in my own sheltered little suburban bubble.
I hate that you had that experience - it's a time when you should have been feeling beautiful and miraculous. We women really need to start being kinder to ourselves and telling those nay-sayers exactly where they can get off. I hope you look in the mirror and see an incredible body which has given you the most priceless gift x