At 23 I became pregnant. I had never wanted children and enjoyed being just an aunt. Quickly I grew excited for the new baby growing inside me. I reveled in the joys of nesting and planning. I did tell myself though that I would not wear traditional maternity clothes and manage to go most of my pregnancy with few maternity items despite the fact I gained nearly 40 lbs! I also told myself I wouldn’t go around in what i thought was “mom-gear” : exercise clothes, t-shirts, gym shoes, once the baby arrived. I now live in comfortable clothes that are usually spit-up stained or covered with spaghetti sauce from dinner and I am okay with it. I haven’t quite gotten down to my pre-pregnancy weight nor do I expect to ever have my “old” body back and I’m okay with that too.
It is hard sometimes to look in my closet and see all the beautiful clothes I spent years collecting and know that I can’t just slip them on and go like I used too, but there are far more important things in life; my son is learning how to crawl and today it looks like he’s doing the worm perhaps tomorrow it will resemble something closer to a crab walk. I know that I am blessed with a son who loves me, a partner who supportive and a family I can always count on.
I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings even if I have to wear yoga pants find out. Special thanks to this site for making all women comfortable in their skin!
1st Pregnancy, 8mos PP (today!)
12 thoughts on “Mommy-ware (Anonymous)”
I love this post! Thanks for making women comfortable in their own skin–so true! You look beautiful! I know how you feel, but keep your clothes for at least two years… At around 8 months post partum or so I threw out all of my clothes thinking I would never wear them again and I should just accept myself (a good thought of course!) but then I lost more weight as time went by and now I’m back in the same size at 2 yrs post partum and I COULD wear all of my old clothes… if only I hadn’t given them to charity. lol. So wait for a while longer. Your body will continue to change over time. :)
You have a wonderful body and it seems like you only have light stretchmarks on your hips! I love happy, confident stories like this :)
Your skin is luminous! And you look awesome :)
I genuinley mean it when I say I think you have a near perfect body. Everything is in the right place, and is all in proportion.
Gosh, I loved reading your post. You look great, momma.
I was 23 when i had my daughter, you look exactly like i do!! Except your skin is fabulous and i cant see but maybe two stretch marks which i personally would call a tatto of motherhood. Not to mention, HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR ABS????? they are fabulous! they scream crunches momma! Im here lets do this! I mean they are right there! Your tush even looks the same as mine, I htought for a minute it was me up there. You look awesome. And i think those clothes will be fiting in no time, jsut wait until your son learns to RUN. :)
Honey, my advice to you is buy some new clothes that will extenuate your new figure.
I bet that some tops would look really good on you now.
Just found this site and it’s amazing! Your body is beautiful and what it makes it more beautiful is knowing it is a vessel.
Lush. Absolutely lush.
Beautiful. You have really beautiful breasts and lovely skin.
Your butt looks FABULOUS!
amazing breasts and superb butt :)