Monday, January 23, 2012


Oh, that magical time right after you have a baby...
No sleep, nothing fits, stressed out.  Ugh, just the thought of those first few weeks or months after having a baby is all the birth control I need.
I get asked lots of questions about postpartum fashion, and I also get lots of comments about how people are going to call me once they lose their baby weight.
It has been 3 and a half years since I had to deal with the oh-so-lovely postpartum fashion conundrum, and though my memory may be a bit foggy, there are a few things I can remember and some advice I can give.
1.  Do NOT plan on wearing your regular non-maternity jeans home from the hospital.  This will only make you extremely sad.  Even if by some MIRACLE all your weight actually was "baby," your hips have not returned to their former slimmer locations and most likely they have pumped you so full of fluids during delivery that you have gained several pounds of lovely water weight.
2.  Go to Old Navy, Target or some other affordable place and get a few pairs of season appropriate bottom just to make it through the next few weeks or months.  You are going to have to get them a few sizes bigger than you are used to buying, but don't let it bother you.  Just be glad that you have some pants that you can comfortably wear outside the house.  No one but you will know what size they are, and you will feel great when they get too big!

I found this great video on  Laury's blog, along with a great post about her post-baby body struggles.  I thought this advice was great...

If you are several months out, and still struggling to dress your new body, let me help!

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1 comment:

  1. how long can you call yourself postpartum? ;) great tips, kelly - thanks!