Just over a week post baby, and for the first time feeling a bit like myself. Granted, still haven’t achieved more than 2-4 hrs of sleep yet, but at least there is something to aspire to!
In regards to life transitioning overall, there is still much to come and much to figure out, but I’m trying to take it all in as much as possible and just be open to “what is”.
Also trying to take that approach in regards to body and wardrobe. It’s not easy by any stretch of the imagination for me…, but being patient with myself and my body for what it’s done these last 9 months is incredibly important. Instead of focusing on diet or weight loss per say, I’m trying to focus on good healthy foods and exercise that makes me feel good.
For clothing options, it’s still a bit of a puzzle since maternity clothing can look odd with no baby bump, but pre-baby clothing may still be tight… here’s what I’ve come up with:
BLOUSY TOPS… giving the post baby belly time to heal and get back to normal is critical! No one wants to feel self conscious about too tight clothing right after giving birth, so ease back into fashion with some loose blousy tops. Go with a v-neck to show off that new sexy mom décolletage!
BOLD PRINTS… don’t hide in black thinking that’s the only way to slim. Work with what you’ve got and feel good in some bold patterns! Not only does it bring interest and life to any look, but a bold pattern can help distract from any of those areas that may not be ready to flaunt quite yet.
LOOSE DRESSES… dresses have always been a staple for me, so I’d certainly keep them on my list for post-baby recovery time. Instead of tight, fitted dresses, I’d recommend sticking with comfortable flowy dresses that highlight whatever body parts you are comfortable with (i.e. legs, arms, shoulders…).
In addition, I also have my Aspire To / Goal Dresses to keep me on track. A little clothing motivation can’t hurt, right?