Hello again! It has been a long time since I have posted. What have I been up to? Well, for starters, I had a baby! My little tater tot is just about the most perfect thing ever, so that's pretty awesome. Recovery from labor was not quite as awesome, and took far longer than anticipated. By the time I was starting to feel back to my normal self, I had fallen really behind with work, and so all of my waking hours went to taking care of baby or playing catch-up on my courses (and sometimes, both at the same time).
What brings me back to the blog? Believe it or not, wearing leggings and nursing friendly tops for two months straight gets old. At first it was great to not have to worry about what I was wearing since I was stuck at home for so long, and on the rare occasion that I did go out, I could play the "new mom" card and not have to worry about my appearance. Fast forward to today, where I'm so sick of wearing leggings that I'd rather wear my maternity jeans that I have to pull up every two minutes. But I'm sick of that as well. And the "new mom" card only lasts so long.
"Kate, if you're so sick of leggings and maternity jeans, why don't you just go back to your pre-pregnancy clothes?" Ah, if only it were that simple. Currently none of my pre-maternity pants fit because my hips decided they needed to double in size (since they didn't already have enough of a presence). My feet grew, too. And on top of all of that (no pun intended), most of my shirts and blouses don't fit because of my milk cannons.
So here I am, essentially starting a new wardrobe from scratch. I did the same when I was pregnant, and I am pretty satisfied with the decisions I made (September, October, November). I invested in a couple pairs of maternity jeans, and I wore them enough to get cost-per-wear far under $1. The same goes for basic tees and tanks. I'm hoping that the blog will help keep me on track and on budget while I'm in this transition period.
If you have been in my shoes, I'd love to know your experience with getting dressed as a new mom. Was it all comfy clothes for you? How long did it take you to fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes again? Do you have any advice? Please share in the comments!