Caitlin Shapiro (29), Briar Rose (2.5), and Killian Huckleberry (2.5 months)
Massachusetts | Brooklyn, NY
Caitlin shares -
"I’m learning to love my post baby body. I tend to hold on to weight while breastfeeding and it can be discouraging at times, but what this body has accomplished is so truly remarkable that i remind myself that important to get past my own and societies expectations of what i should look like and just love myself for who i am. And besides.... my babies love my soft mama body!
I feel fortunate in so many ways - I have a very active and supportive partner, I had very straight forward births and recovery periods, my babies were both born healthy and strong. I am prone to anxiety however, and that has been difficult at times. Becoming a new mother is so enormously life changing and completely other worldly. It’s scary and can be so to easy to slip into thought patterns of am I doing this right? Am I a good enough mom? I had spent many years in childcare so I felt like I knew a lot about babies, but it’s different when it’s your own! It can also be so isolating being at home with babies and young children. I try to stay as busy as possible and spend a lot of time with other parents just so we can bounce ideas and experiences off of each other, and I’m lucky enough to have an amazing circle of mom friends.
Body positivity is important to me and while I see it in others it’s been hard to love myself at times. I think this project is so important and empowering!