“I needed to go into this journey for HEALTH, not because I wanted to look like this person or that person. It has changed my whole perspective. I am happy with my body again, and I am confident again.”
“I had always wanted someone who would love my son like their own and here I had a man who wanted my son to stand next to him on the biggest day of his life. This wedding wasn’t going to just be a union of two people, but an official union of our family.”
No eye was left dry.
“No one was thrilled I was pregnant. No one had faith in me. So many things rushed through my head: ‘Better with someone else. Better life. Better moms out in the world.’ I remember the nurse’s face. A look of confusion. Then she smiled and said, ‘Take a deep breath and get some sleep. I will be back in a bit to discuss anything you need.'”
“It didn’t hit me when my heart rate was at 40 bpm and the doctor called cardiology in a panic. Or when I was freezing cold in the summer heat. Or when I woke up at 3 a.m. every morning, dripping in sweat. I finally realized something was wrong when I stopped loving my dog.”
“When I became a mom, I was shocked by the amount of unsolicited advice I received. The mommy shaming train took off the second I got pregnant.”