Birth is messy. It’s sweaty and painful and doesn’t make you look your best. Swelling is no one’s friend.
But it’s transformative. It makes you a mom. Or makes you a mom again (and again).
Despite the fact that my visitors were forced to treat me like a leper- I was just happy to introduce Jack to everyone. It didn’t hit me how detrimental the postpartum hospital experience was until we got home and the relief washed over me.
I don’t look or feel particularly pretty. But I don’t have to. These pictures aren’t about pretty, they’re about the beauty of growing a family. Don’t hide yourself when you’re swollen and sweaty and sleep deprived. Share your joy.