Every day when I wake up the first thing I do is run to the bathroom (luckily no longer hover over the toilet/sink gagging), and look at my stomach. Hoping to see a bigger and bigger bump.
Its really incredible, especially as a lady, to want so bad to NOT be thin. Its the first time in my life when I haven't been self conscious about holding in my waist, hoping to look as slender as possible because that's what our society has pushed on my generation of young girls and women to look like rulers and not pears.
As a woman, though I feel like I'm pretty confident with my body, there are still a lot of pressures, subconscious or not to look a certain (skinny) way. But our bodies as women were designed with the ability to carry life, and be plump, and round and curvy. We need to celebrate this MORE! Thank you to all the Dove soap commercials for doing this publicly and mainstream, making the idea that women are not made out of magazines, but out of vaginas- not cookie cutters, like everyone else. Theres still a long way to go but its a start. I've always felt that women are beautiful and regardless of their sizes but now more than ever I'm really feeling such a need to celebrate the female body as I'm witnessing mine change so dramatically.
Come on girls! Love your shapes! Our bodies come in all sizes and are incredible vessels of blood, and bones, and life and brains. Sending love out to all my ladies. We are awesome and beautiful, all of us, don't forget it!