Keira's Postnatal Revelations

Wow, really?  Keira Knightly hates certain body parts?  That seems too crazy.  But, dealing with beautiful women every day who hate certain body parts we have to admit, we are not surprised.  That she says aboiut her body now, after giving birth "my body is totally amazing.  And I'm never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is so amazing." is just such a gift, and should be the mantra of all new mothers. You are amazing-in so many, many ways. We are also constantly telling new mamas that, yes, being a mother is the hardest, most humbling, most tiring job EVER, and also, the BEST!  We often think that there should be a "It Gets Better Campaign" for mothers of infants under 3 months.  And apparently this campaign would be for all mons, old and young, rich and poor, famous or not.  We ALL need it!  Even Keira, who is still coming to grip's with it all.    

So, take heed Keira Knightly, it gets better.  You do come to grips with it! the below is excerpted from the upcoming Elle interview, thanks to "Keira Knightley is still coming to grips with motherhood, said Holly Millea in Elle. The British actress gave birth to her first child, Edie, in May, and the day-to-day realities of looking after the newborn—the sleepless nights, the diapers—have come as a shock to Knightley and her rocker husband, James Righton. “It’s not pleasant, the ability to have no sleep and continue going,” says Knightley, 30. “I never thought I could actually do it for the amount of time that I’ve done it.” But the rewards, she says, are equally surprising—particularly the deep emotional connection Knightley has with her daughter. “The love thing is astonishing. It’s a very primal, primal love.” She also appreciates how motherhood has transformed the way she looks at her own body. “As a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever. But you go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid, and you go, Wow, my body is totally amazing. And I’m never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is extraordinary.” Keira-Thank you.  Thank you for your honesty.  We won't even hate you for your "perfect" postnatal body:)

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