Over on one of my favorite blogs How Do You Do It, a mom posted about her struggle with deciding whether to undergo plastic surgery for the dreaded "twin skin".
I used to think I was someone who wasn't very vain about my appearance (okay, except for my eyelashes). After all, I haven't been "skinny" (size 4/6) in about a decade. But that hasn't stopped me from feeling down in the dumps about the stretch marks that now literally cover my stomach - and even creeping now on my hips and waist. The recent shot of Jennifer Lopez in her bikini (in US Weekly) without nary a stretchmark or evidence of twins living in her body for 9 months did not help.
Of course there is no point in contemplating surgery since Husband and I are not 100% sure we're done having kids (or rather that I am done carrying our future progeny). But once we do I think I might consider it if we have the money - and a boob lift to boot.
One "Big Law" related item - you don't often see "bigger" women who are attorneys practicing at Big Firms. Most of the time if you read novels about driven lawyers or know them personally they get up at like 5 am to go for a 5 mile run before getting ready for work. I have found it difficult not to be a skinny lawyer when most of the women I work with are. I do worry about how I'm going to fit in work outs while taking care of the tykes and working at Big Firm.
How do other moms manage to lose the weight? Or how have you come to love yourself as you are? Any pressure from husbands to lose weight immediately after giving birth? (don't worry, Husband hasn't said anything to me but he's been losing weight as I've put it on)
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