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Appreciating the Self

April 30th, 2008 Posted in gratitude, reflection

I’ve been noticing a lot of changes in my body. I’ve gained over 20 pounds in the last 7 months and at the risk of stating the obvious, I’ve got a belly the size of a basketball, and it’s growing everyday. With these new changes in my body, I hardly recognize it when I look down. Everything from the neck down doesn’t feel like mine, and I’m trying to take good care of it because right now, Bean has completely overtaken my body. It’s not mine anymore, it’s hers. I’m doing regular exercise so that she’s healthy while I’m healthy, and I’m even noticing some muscle growth around my hips and back. I think it’s to prepare myself for labor, or something. The female body is so beautiful. I can’t believe it’s capable of so many things. I’m definitely appreciative of what Bean is doing to my body. I appreciate how she allows me to appreciate myself in a brand new way.

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