Oh, my, lands. Did you see the photo of Princess/Duchess Kate a mere 12 hours after delivering her daughter who weighed over 8 pounds?
She looks amazing! I mean her hair is washed, dried and curled. She is smiling jubilantly.
And who can blame her? Her daughter is precious as all get out. And a real princess to boot. (Though, I could not handle that life at all. I am way too private to want to live under all that hovering.)
I have a daughter who just gave birth and another one about to and I can tell you that neither one of my daughters looks like this afterwards.
They take more after their mother.
And this is how I looked after birthing my babies:
Karen Spears Zacharias is author of Mother of Rain: A Novel and many other books. Look for Burdy, sequel, coming September 2015 from Mercer University Press.