Dear postpartum me,
You are beautiful. You are amazing. Your body has done something so remarkable. Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding – you are a hero. Promise me, promise me, that as you take the next 6 weeks (and beyond) you’ll just enjoy your baby and soak up every moment of newborn goodness. Promise me that you’ll also take time to notice, honor, and appreciate your postpartum body. She is raw and soft and vulnerable – don’t rush her or pick at her with harsh expectations. Like your sweet baby, cherish and be gentle with her, remembering that this season is so short.
Love, very very very pregnant me.