Hello Lovely! It’s funny to me how quickly you forget how your life was before your baby. I would never be discussing my boobs with people, much less writing about their issues. I wouldn’t ever have thought I’d need jeans or pants that my gut would hang a little less out of. The weirdest part of it all is how after only a couple months how ok with it I’ve become. I was back down to what I weighed in for my first appointment after a month but it all looks completely different. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still got a lot to work on but from what I can see my body is forever changed. As I sit here watching her chest rise up and down, sound asleep there isn’t a ounce of me that would think to change anything about it. The battle scars or stretch marks, the new weight distribution, all of it got me her and that’s really pretty cool.
All of this said, I realized most of my old clothes will no longer work at least for now. My chest not only won’t fit in most anything I owned before but if I can’t pull them out when she’s hungry I have to plan to be back home in under two hours just in case to avoid any possible melt down. I now carry a little extra weight around my stomach, and while my maternity jeans are way too big, I almost lost circulation trying to wear my old jeans out a few weeks ago. Needless to say I have bought some new clothes and I’m ready to share a few with you!
Needing to be a size up from before and with a little stretch to give.
1. Paige Verdugo Jeans– These are the exact same cut as my maternity jeans and I still love them. Plus 6pm.com works with my Amazon Prime membership and it’s the best buy I’ve seen on these. I adore Paige jeans, I’ve been wearing them since high school and I think I still even have that pair. They are pricier but they last forever, completely worth the investment.
2. Chino Pants– I bought a similar pair from Anthropologie and I’ve been wearing them with everything! With lots of days now spent inside avoiding the heat with little one this casual comfy fit is perfect. They make a v-neck tee look a little more dressed up, look great with my slide on bow sandals, and people think I’ve really stepped up my game compared to the yoga pants I wore for weeks.
Breastfeeding Friendly Tops-
1. Chiffon-Hemmed Tee– This is the one I have on above and the cut is perfect to pair with a tank underneath. I can literally tuck little one under the shirt or pull the neck of the tank down to feed her. Second point, the tank top covers my stomach as well.
2. Tunic Tank– I absolutely love this tank, when it goes on sale I’m going to snag as many colors as I can. The $68 price tag is high, which is why I’m trying to hold out on it but when I tried it on I absolutely loved it. It is perfect for tucking a little on under to eat.
3. Printed Silky T– Another great loose fit, my only reservation on this one is that it’s dry clean only. My little one spits up regularly and I just can’t do dry clean only as much as I need to get my clothes cleaned.
4. Chambray Classic Shirt– Cuff the sleeves and your done. The buttons make breast feeding a breeze and you can easily dress this one up or down.
5. Gathered Popover– I love this one, it looks really great with the army green chino pants I have on above. Again with this shirt as well the buttons are a life saver.
I still have a nursing cover I also love but if you can’t maneuver in the shirt you’re wearing, the nursing cover won’t help at all.
Anyway I hope this helps anyone else who is about to have a little one or who is new to nursing like myself. Have a wonderful weekend lovely!