3 months postpartum-What to Wear?

I’m hitting the three-month postpartum point and I am still at least two sizes larger than my pre-baby days.  I am also changing over from winter to summer clothes and do not have the comfy stretchy maternity clothes to go with the change.  It’s time to start being honest about what is really going on in regard to my weight, and what I plan to do about it.

As a new mother who is still breastfeeding, working full time and in between trying to find time to be a wife, I have very little time to add a workout into the mix.  My only saving grace at this point is that I am still breastfeeding.. While I have heard it helps to loose the baby weight, it’s not a rapid solution.  My body has also morphed into the strangest “pear shape.”  I have a massive ass and thighs, narrowing waist and massive boobies. I cannot find a pair of pants to fit me to save my life!

The bigger issue next to my big ass is my massive milk factories.  I don’t need the “Big and Tall” store, I need the “Big n’ Tits” store! I cannot fit well into any tops. If it’s form fitting then my poor boobies get smashed into looking like a speed bump on my chest or if I get a shirt big enough for the boobs the bottom is SO unflattering I might as well throw a tarp over my head.

 Conclusion & Solution…

My shape is the funniest looking Pear shape I have ever seen.  I want to cry!  P.s. you are officially attending my pity party, thanks for coming! 

What I plan to do about it- NOTHING!  I don’t plan to do a damn thing.  I cannot find the time to eat well or sleep, so how in the hell am I supposed to find time to exercise?  I cannot find time to go to the grocery, dad does that, so actually getting a stock of healthy choices is like pulling teeth.  Dad thinks corn dogs somehow cover all 4 food groups on a stick!

I am left at the mercy of time and my faith in “This Too Shall Pass.”  I know my body today is not it for the rest of my life.  A time will come when I can go to the gym and the grocery store.  For now, I am trying to look in the mirror as little as possible, go for family walks as much as possible and buy new clothing pieces that fit when ever possible.  

Pregnancy- the gift that keeps on giving well after baby is born.


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foodpixie said...

The other day I had to go out and buy a pack of Hanes t-shirts just so I had some short sleeves to wear around the house, none of my pre-baby t-shirts fit! None of my pre-baby pants fit, I'm still in the maternity pants, that is when I actually leave the house, at home I'm in pajama pants.

I had that honest look at my diet a week ago and was shocked to find out how many calories I was eating. And a visit to a friend's apartment that is 3-4 flights of stairs was a hard reality check on how out of shape I am.

I took a cue from our gracious host and devoted one hour to me and I went for a walk. My body is sore, but I'm on the road to recovery.

Anonymous said...

I am 6 months, 3 weeks postpartum and am just now starting to feel like I'm getting back to my pre-baby self. Note that I said "getting back to my pre-baby self" ... by no means am I back there yet. My goal is one year. On my little lady's birthday, I will be wearing MY jeans again. It's difficult and stressful trying to find clothing that makes you feel pretty when, well... sometimes you just don't! My body doesn't feel or look like MY body anymore. There are parts of that I love... my stretch marks, believe it or not, are actually one of the things I adore about my body. They are lasting reminders of what I went through to bring this precious miracle into this world. The dimples in my thighs? Yeah, not so much. To make matters worse, I have two weddings coming up and, let's face it, bridesmaid dresses are never flattering. I'm keeping my eye on the big goal, though, and have even started a walking group with a few other new mommas in my neighborhood. It's been wonderful getting together with other new mothers and walking with our little ones. :-) It allows us a chance to workout while getting some girl time and we're also able to discuss our children's milestones!

FirstTimeMomandDad.com said...

I'm so happy to hear that you took an hour and walked! I suppose I should take a cue from you and use at least half of my hour to do that!

FirstTimeMomandDad.com said...

Thank you so much for your comment! I may just start liking my stretch marks now thank to you! Dimples... NEVER! I also absolutely love the new mommas walking group! HUGE!!!

Good luck with those bridesmade dresses.... They don't even flatter perfect bodies!