Birthday Present for Mommy Heather Hopson July 26, 2012 Uncategorized Dear Diary, It’s Family Reunion Month, and parents are packing up their kids and heading to gatherings across the country. Today, I’m off to the Holt-Goosby get together, where we’ll play games, fire up the grill and jump in the lake. After planning a big birthday bash for my daughter–who turns one on Friday–I’m looking forward to the much-needed rest and relaxation. And yes, I’m throwing another party! This time, I only ordered a Princess & the Frog sheet cake. To celebrate my daughter’s big day, I bought myself a present. Hey, before you judge me, check out the Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Countdown…lol. I bought a bikini–something I haven’t hung in my closet in the past decade. As mentioned in an earlier post, breast milk became my Slim Fast, so nursing for ten months led to losing a great deal of “baby fat”. Of course, I would love to tone my muscles, but post-pregnancy, I am more confident than ever. I realize I don’t have to be a “mature mom” all the time. And I believe I don’t have to be in perfect shape to be sexy. Someone told me they wouldn’t dare wear a two piece unless they had a six-pack, but I disagree. I think being a mom makes me sexy. What’s not attractive about a woman who can cook, clean, raise a baby, work, nurture, love, smile and look good on very little limited sleep? So, go ahead. Buy that bikini or that lace lingerie! DFTM members–How has motherhood given your self-esteem a boost? What did you buy to celebrate your new found confidence? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.