That tummy.
February 17, 2015, 4:58 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized


So, we’ve all seen this photo of Cindy Crawford by now right? We all get that she is being heralded across the internet as the hero of women everywhere. We all see that she is still absolutely stunning even with THAT TUMMY.

That’s what you’re all thinking, right?

That tummy. 

Let me tell you about that tummy, internet.

Cindy Crawford earned that damn tummy. There are many different ways to become a mother; a parent. Sometimes you grow the humans.

Growing a human body inside of your body will do strange things to your body. It will make you hurt in ways that you may never recover from. It will leave you forever changed. It may make you feel damaged after.

photo-1Here is my Tiny Human turning around inside of my belly a few weeks before she  was born. That’s her head. That is her giant, alien baby head pushing against my belly skin like some sort of sci-fi movie.

Cindy Crawford isn’t the hero of all women; or rather, she shouldn’t be. We shouldn’t be silently applauding her from our couches, while surfing for one piece bathing suits on the Target website. We should be standing up next to her. Cindy Crawford is all women who have put their bodies through the freak show that is pregnancy. We are all heroes. photo-1

This was taken four days before I went into labor. No one could tell me WHY it looked like this, but this is what I looked like. It hurt. My skin cracked and broke into a rash from all of the stretching.

In the end, I was given a C-section (BY THE MERCY OF GOD) and when they opened me up, my giant alien baby’s knees flopped out and everyone laughed, “It was knees!”

My tummy looks very similar to Cindy’s–I often call it the basset hound’s nose and if you have a tummy like that, you will smile to yourself because you know what I am talking about.

I lost my baby weight fast enough, but the tummy remained; the hanging skin and the stretch marks stand as a testament to what a woman will do to bring a human into this world.

So, to the women who have grown humans, I say this to you:

The next time you look at yourself in the mirror, naked, tell yourself that you look exactly like Cindy freaking Crawford.

We have earned this.


1 Comment so far
Leave a comment

Wow. Also GOOD JOB. and wow. Pregnancy is so dreaming weird.

Comment by Blaze2242

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: