I know what you are thinking… Hell no. But why? Here are my thoughts behind this attitude. So first of all, I love the matching mommy and me bikini concept. When I saw these Bikini.com suits and pattern, I fell in love with them. Then I looked a little closer at the style of mine, and got scared. It was so skimpy! Can I wear this, should I wear this? I’m not in my 20’s anymore, is it appropriate? Well, that answer can vary depending on who you talk to… but honestly who cares. You. Only. Live. Once. So who cares what other people think, as long as you feel good and are happy?! I know not everyone feels comfortable in their body, and that it can be a work in progress. Someone I talked to once when I asked advice if a bikini was appropriate or not, told me to look at celebrity moms. They prance around in skimpy bikinis with their kids on the beaches of Malibu while millions of people watch. Yes, they are rich and famous with haters and all. So, why can’t I do it? Well, I can and I’m going to.
We all have our insecurities and issues. Luckily, I feel as though I always had a good metabolism, my dad is over 6ft and a rail, and I never had to worry about weight gain. I did however always have problem areas, and honestly just embraced things I felt insecure about because I enjoyed living (and eating) way more than obsessing over it. I never grew boobs and for years was sad about it, and then one day when nursing and actually had them for a short time, realized I actually liked how I used to be. I actually missed being flat. It’s crazy how that works, but it made me just realize that I am who I am, and to just embrace it. I definitely know how it feels to want to get somewhere and not be there though. I gained 60 pounds with both kids, and afterwards, did not feel like myself or that I would ever get back to how I used to be. It eventually and slowly happened but in a different way and I learned that that is just life. Sometimes things change, and sometimes they change for the better. I’d rather have my kids any day than my life/body/lifestyle before them, any day! I know it’s easier said than done, but even right after having Elston last year, I put on a bikini that summer. I remember not feeling 100% and wishing I would lose that baby weight faster. I also remember how much fun they had at the beach and how they could care less what I looked like or what I was thinking, so I didn’t need to be consumed by that. I needed to enjoy my kids and the way that they purely looked at life, and maybe adopt that thought process a little bit.
Now onto the best part, the suits! I love this site and love the mommy and me options. Honestly, nothing is more gorgeous and chic than a well dressed mom with a baby on the hip. At least that’s the phase of life I’m in and we’re going to celebrate it! I love every suit on Bikini.com and highly recommend, and if you’re a mommy, definitely check out their mommy and me!