I see you Mama. I know you are tired. I know you struggle with your weight. I know that the last few years have changed you completely and I also know that your heart is possibly the fullest it’s ever been. The journey to motherhood has been a little difficult. Maybe a lot difficult. Maybe it’s brand new. Beautiful and brutal all at the same time.
I know all this because I am a Mama too. I haven’t slept in years either. I keep putting off having my own family photos taken because I’m not really happy with my own weight. I forget things all the time and I usually have my babies bodily fluids spread across me somewhere but my heart is full. So full.
Don’t let the things that make you a Mama stop you from documenting this fleeting time. Your babies don’t care what you look like and your partner probably loves you more for carrying his babies, even despite the tiger stripes and extra love handles. Don’t worry that your family doesn’t look ‘instagram worthy’ -we all think it, even if we don’t say it.