Nothing gives you CURVES like having a baby. The girls are bigger, the hips are wider, the booty is . . . well, more bootylicious? And whether you’re ready for this jelly or not (see what I did there?), a postpartum body is going to have more of it. My natural tendency is to cover it up or disguise it in some way. You know, rock the leggings-plus-a-tunic-top look that has become somewhat of a mom uniform (for good reason). But I’m trying to take a cue from moms like this one who says she doesn’t give a sh*t if her body “bounces back.” And while my response to her is all “Yaaaas Girl, you rock that postpartum body!” in my mind I’m thinking, “but I’m definitely not brave enough to, so I’m going to keep covering it up #thankyouverymuch.”
It’s so hard to think of your own body as beautiful even when you’re all about celebrating the beauty of others. So I’m trying to put my money where my mouth is and not focus on my own imperfections. I’m trying not to worry about the extra pounds or the C-section scar that makes my lower belly stick out. I’m trying to wear high-waisted jeans without thinking about how to cover up areas I don’t like. I’m trying not to freak out about a little (or a lot of) muffin top. And I’m definitely embracing the cleavage that comes from breastfeeding and nursing-friendly necklines. (I mean, there are some perks, am I right?)
Wrap Sweater:(Wearing a small) Available in a ton of colors and in regular and plus sizes. This is perfect for breastfeeding and can be layered over a cami if you aren’t into that much cleavage. I’m seriously considering the magenta . . . but do I need more than one color of the same sweater? (yes)
Jeans: On sale for 50% off! Wearing size 6 – they run slightly big. And btw I’m loving this review: “I loved the material and color. The fit wasn’t good for me it will probably be better for someone in their 30s or 40s.” (OMG. I’m dying.)
Scarf: Available in a ton of colors and patterns perfect for fall . . . can’t beat the price tag either!
I wore this sweater the first time mom & I went out to dinner after Ozzie was born in case he needed to nurse . . . and he slept for over 4 hours for the first time ever. Of course. (We had a great time!)