This probably isn't the right place for this but most of you have babies of similar age or at least still remember this stage so I feel a bit more comfortable talking here.. I really just can't stop criticising myself. I'm not a good enough mum, partner, lover, friend. You name it. I just don't know how to start feeling good about myself again. I hate the way I look, I was actually more confident and happier with my body the day/week after I gave birth than I am now (8 weeks on.) - Anyone else find this?? I want to start losing weight (I've never been particularly small but before my first I was a comfortable size 10/12 I'm now a 16 and just can't stop gaining. I want to start wearing makeup properly but haven't a clue where to start. My OH is getting me a few bits for Xmas but I just don't have a clue how to use it let alone the confidence to try and I don't have any girly mates to help. I want to be a good mum to my two girls but I spend all my time thinking they're ashamed of me. Bleh, I'm just rambling really! If anyone has any tips and ideas for helping mums feel like themselves again I'd love to hear them! It's been such a long time since I felt like anyone but this frumpy, dumpy boring woman. My OH must hate me!