A pregnant burns survivor named Turia Pitt just shared some heart-warming pictures of her baby bump.
The 29-year-old who is expecting with her fiance Michael Hoskin, is going to welcome the baby boy in December. She shared the images on social media on Instagram, proudly embracing her growing baby bump.
In one image, we can see Turia hanging baby clothes on a washing line, while in another one she is dressed in a floral dress while posing on a beach. A video was also shared on her page last week where we can see her progress since she was burned in a bushfire while taking part in an ultra-marathon in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in 2011.
“The only way we can see how far we’ve come is to look back on our progress,” Turia captioned the post. “This video makes me so proud of how far I’ve come.”
She also revealed that she loves mashed potatoes during her pregnancy and that she want’s her son to learn about resilience as she has done.
“A question I’ve been getting a lot is what lesson I most want to teach my son. It’s something I’ve given a lot of thought,” she writes on her blog.
“See, there’s this idea that, as a parent, all we want for our kids is for them to be happy.
“Of course we want our kids to be happy. We don’t want them to get picked on, we don’t want anything bad to happen to them, we don’t want their hearts to be broken, we don’t want to see them upset and we don’t want them to hurt themselves.
“But all of that stuff is inevitable. We all face challenges in our life. Part of living is accepting that we’re gonna face times that are stressful and hard, and very often, those things will be completely outside our control.
“So the main thing I want to impart on my son is resilience – the belief that he not only will go through hard times, but that he can.
“Because of what I’ve been through I know that I can get through hard times and I know that I’m capable of anything I put my mind to. That’s what tough times teach us.
“I want my son to know that the hard times he faces aren’t going to weaken him – they’re going to make him stronger.”