Divine Mother Allison { Motherhood Photo+Interviews } Embracing Your Body

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Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews

{ Divine Mothers of July Session 2 }

{ Allison }

Embracing Your Body

“I was married 2 1/2 years before we decided to have kids. We didn’t have to try for very long and then I was pregnant.

With my first son’s birth I didn’t know any better and was forced into an induction because my doctor was going to Disney World the next week with his family and I didn’t know any better. Oh yay! I thought, I get to meet my baby!

And then I had a whole lot of complications. I almost died. They found a bunch of stuff they should have seen earlier and then breast feeding was really difficult.”

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“Despite the issues, I was still able to breastfeed him for 21 months, but I needed lots and lots of help and that didn’t come from my doctor, it came from La Leche League.”

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“My high point was my second son’s birth. I had him here, in Germany, at St. Johannis. It was a 4hour labor. He was easy. I didn’t even have to push, he just came on his own. No complications, no almost dying. He’s nursed great and still no end in sight.”

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“I have to remind myself how amazing it was. I grew livers, and hearts, and eyeballs, and ears, and whole bodies. When I look at my stretch marks and the baby weight, I have to remind myself that I made 2 babies with this body. One is almost a preschooler and the other a very independent toddler. I’m only hoping for no ER trips while my husband is away on TDY… My husband keeps reminding me that they are my tiger stripes.”

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“I’m a little terrified to be here to be honest. I can’t drop those last extra 10 or 15lbs without starving myself. I want to be ok with it, I want other moms to be ok with it.”

Oh Allison, you are so incredibly beautiful. I loved your energy and high spirits despite the vulnerable experience. Truly fearless! Thank you for coming out to see me and participating in this project.

Repeat after me,

I am an amazing woman.

I am beautiful.

I am strong.

The light within me is divine.

Allison participated in Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews of July Session 2, check out this blog post for more images of that session.

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Posted on: July 31, 2015, by : Lotus_Lili

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