Hi everyone - don't know where to really turn right now but wanted to get some insight - espcially from 'veteran' moms. I am almost 7 months post partum - so I doubt this can be post partum depression but I guess I am just feeling really low about myself physically. I am - without sounding conceited - an attractive woman but I feel so so so horrible and MILES away from feeling attractive. :( I gained 45 pounds during my pregnancy and am down a good portion of that but am struggling with feeling attractive now. I also went from dressing very very well for my high-powered career before my baby to now being a stay at home mom and spend more time in leggings with my hair up.
I hope this post diesn't sound vain but while I LOVE being a mommy and embrace this new 'high-powered' position, I am feeling so frumpy, mom-like, and I guess my self-esteem is just really low. I find myself comparing myself to everyone, feeling inadequate for my husband eventhough he always makes me feel attractive, and just being so critical of myself. WHAT is this about?! I felt I always had a healthy image of myself. I took pride in my appearace but was never obsessed with it and was OK with myself. None of my close friends have children so I need people I can relate to right now.
Any advice or experience?