I’m grateful for A-line dresses and Liz Lange Maternity, because even though the baby has arrived, my original waistline has not.
It’s gonna take a minute for it to get back and I’m okay with that.
For some women, the weight falls away immediately or they work it off with intensity. Me? Yeah, I’m not one of those women. I’m allowing myself to go with the flow and let it fade away as gradually as it came upon me. I’m minding my meals and doing some mild exercise and that will take as long as it takes.
The good news is: Liz Lange & friends.
I still have my maternity dresses and I’m wearing them. In the fall. With leggings.
It’s nice to be able to look nice without the pressure of fitting into old clothes. But the most important part is that I’m comfortable. Squeezing into my regular clothes ain’t even looking or feeling right, they’re too tight. And you know people involuntarily stare right at your stomach after you’ve had a baby.
They do. You’ve probably done it yourself. I know I have. It’s a reflex.
After a woman has had a baby, you look her up and down and say, “Oh you look so good!” Meanwhile, you’re looking right at her belly. It’s tradition.
Well, instead of squeezing my pooch, I’ve been giving it plenty of breathing room behind loose fitting fabric. It feels good.
Today, I’m grateful to have some wiggle room in my maternity clothes.
The overall demand of caring for a tiny human is enough pressure. Isn’t it?
These are maternity pants and a nice, long, loose maternity top.
To start reading the “Grateful” series from the beginning go here.