Confident in Beauty

Hello loves!  I wanted to talk to do a recap of my makeup looks in the recent months.  Most of these looks were done before I knew I was pregnant but they were all done while I was pregnant.  And you can really see the “glow” grow.  I also want to touch on a subject that has been difficult for me my entire life.  I have never been thin/skinny/lean by any means… I had just hit a 40 lb weight loss when I found out I was pregnant.  Now I am in the process of gaining weight, which sort of makes me upset…   My body is transforming into an incubator, but I have never been more confident in my beauty.

If my due date is completely accurate I was about two weeks pregnant in this first picture!  :)

It is kind of wild seeing some of these FOTD’s because I am looking at them knowing that I was blind to the fact that I was pregnant!  :)

Going about my daily life as though nothing major was going to be changing in less than a year.

I can honestly say that since I have found out I was pregnant I have been more confident in my beauty.  And I am not saying that in a self-centered way; I am not even meaning external beauty at all.  I am saying pregnant women are amazing.  They are growing a human inside of them and still handle daily life as though nothing ever happened.

Some are already mothers, caring for their children.  MANY have steady employment and lots of other responsibilities.  Not to mention the work of preparing for the newborn.  Doctor visits crammed in where ever you can manage!  Being pregnant is a full time job on it’s own.

This next picture was taken 2 days before I took my pregnancy test.  I was about 6 weeks pregnant in this shot.

You can see that I look sort of sleepy in the next one.  Pregnancy really wears on the body and really drains you of all energy.

But then after a really great rest, you just have to get up and do it all over again!

I am gaining weight, and although I am not happy with where my body is right now I know I am making it extra comfy for my growing child.  This post is sort of an emotional one for me… Mostly because I am emotional but also because this is just me rambling about my inner thoughts that I never usually share with anyone.  Please don’t make fun of me, as I am very sensitive right now! LOL  
When was there a time you felt confident in your beauty?  Let me know in the comments below!!!

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  • Betzy’s Makeup

    Cute smile

  • Virginia Caviola

    I was NOT confident on my looks when I was preg. My hair wasn’t right, nothing got, perpetually tired….it was after I had my daughter, that i became confident. I was like “I am woman hear me roar!! Oh and look what I did!! ( points to baby…) . I didn’t wear any makeup, I just get confident. I created and labored a human. I’m awesome. Lol

  • ~*~Amber~*~

    You are absolutely gorgeous and have such a pretty smile. You have such long full lashes, so jealous. I feel confident in my beauty randomly lol Some days more than others.

  • Hunter87

    You have a great smile.

  • Perilously Pale

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! You look amazing! I probably did feel most confident pregnant. For the first time I could wear tight tops and not worry about my belly!

  • Tina @ My Highest Self

    Great post, I have to say I enjoyed both pregnancies, except maybe the last few weeks! I felt most confident right after I had my first. I was breastfeeding and the weight literally dropped off! I had never been more healthy in my life and had a brand new son. These days I’m a little low on confidence with two kids and some extra weight on me. You look beautiful in all the photos!

  • The Driveller Kate

    Oh LJ, you are SO beautiful, inside and out. Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us.