‘I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.’
–Tom Stoppard, Rock ‘n’ Roll
I have not taken many photos for Sinful Sunday recently. From posting most weekends, I have only shared four images since February Photo Fest, and this hasn’t been by accident.
I’m struggling with my body.
As you may have seen from Twitter, EA and I are expecting a baby. It’s so exciting and we are both so happy, but it has changed how I look at my body. Specifically, I’m struggling to feel sexy. My body is growing a baby and I can feel it. I’ve been nauseated, tired, bloated, worn out; my boobs are heavy and tender; my waist has thickened without any kind of bump definition…I don’t know that I even look that different yet but I feel different.
My body has a new purpose now. It’s growing a baby. And in all that hard work, I’ve lost what my body used to be for – pleasure!
So I want to photograph it; to take erotic and nude photos like I used to. I want to remind myself that my body isn’t that different (yet) and is still more than just a baby making machine…
Click the kiss to see the other photos shared this weekend…