‘Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.’
– Frank Zappa
This is a different type of Throwback Thursday! It should have been a re-edit of 2018’s most popular post but, for reasons I can’t explain, that was the one with our cat taken for the humour prompt and I couldn’t think of a way to better it!
So instead, here’s a redo of a 2018 image to show the progress I’ve made as my body has recovered from pregnancy. I’ve actually been pretty terrible at putting on all of the creams that are supposed to help with scars and stretch marks, occasionally rubbing breast milk on them in the early days as I heard an old wives tale about how it can be beneficial.
But without my really doing anything, my stretch marks just faded away. They’re not completely gone but they’re certainly nothing like they used to be! I am getting closer to at least looking like who I used to be…
And last year:
Click the button to see the other photographers doing Feb Photo Fest this year. My photos from this year are here or check out previous years in the Feb Photo Fest category…
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“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
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‘If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.’
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– Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
‘We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.
- Santosh Kalwar
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‘When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.’
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
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‘There are no corners to my body.
I am round, round, round.’
- Nichole Perkins, Lilith, but dark
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‘Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.’
- Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
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I’ve been aware of my body and how unusual it has become…
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Next in my journey through maternity clothing came bras!
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But the most significant change to my sexual experience now that I’m pregnant has been in exactly how I orgasm…
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