Does that make me conceited?

I can’t recall ever looking in the mirror and feeling beautiful.
This morning, I did.
I looked in the mirror after just waking up, and I can’t explain it, but I what I saw didn’t disgust me or make me cry. I actually felt beautiful.
Yes, I’m fat. Yes, I have black circles under my eyes. Yes, my hair is in desperate need of a good cut. Yes, my skin is a bit dry. Yes, I have wrinkles. And yes, I have a very swollen “pregnant nose”.
Still, I felt beautiful. Perhaps it’s because my body is the home to a sweet little girl and when I looked at myself this morning, I saw the reflection of her eyes in mine. I didn’t pay attention to the flaws, to the excess weight. Instead, I saw a woman who is about to give birth to her third child, a little girl, and that makes me feel beautiful.

12 thoughts on “Does that make me conceited?

  1. Andreah

    You are beautiful no matter what they say. Words can’t bring you down.. ala X-Tina.
    But yes, you are. I am amazed by your beauty and you words spoken so eloquently about your boys and your daughter every day.

  2. Robyn F

    FINALLY, you are seeing what everyone else sees when they look at you. I mean the beauty…not the swollen pregnant nose!
    xo

  3. pink lotus

    Whoa. I just said the same thing today. I think being pregnant is good for my body image because you stop looking at yourself how men look at you and start realizing that you’re doing something important with your body that they can’t do. You’re beautiful! :)

  4. Dwight

    I couldn’t stop looking at my wife while she was in the last few months of pregnancy…especially when she rubbed her belly when she thought no one was looking. It was a beautiful sight, and I’ll never forget it.

  5. Caitlin

    I think you look amazing, I love the photo of yourself that you have in the header of your layout. Hopefully the baby will inherit your stunning good looks. :)

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