What a transition- from a full 9 months pregnant to mom in a few (loooong) hours…nothing like it in the whole world! Now that my little peanut is here, there is a whole new me to adjust to. I am not going to lie- I have gone well into the afternoon still in my robe and pjs, but HAVE managed to take a shower at some point every day.
One challenge that I have faced is the complete and utter lack of nursing apparel available. Here I thought maternity wear was scarce! I have to bare my tatas at least 8 times a day, if not more since my little guy seems to think he is at a 24 hour, all-you-can-eat buffet. I have purchased the (unbelievably unattractive, unsupportive and not so modest) nursing bras. Why do the companies think that you suddenly don’t care if the world sees that your high beams are on 24/7? Come on! I have a lot more to work with these days, I know, but I don’t need to squish them down like I am the only girl in the 5th grade who hit puberty and trying to hide it.
As for the “nursing” clothing…um…I do have my body back for the most part; why would I want to hide it under a nursing tent? I showed off my cute little bump for 9 months, why hide my awesome rack and curvy frame now? One saving grace that has recently developed in nursing wear is the nursing cami. I have these in black, white and cream…the only colors they come in. Apparently, this new invention has only been around for the past couple of years. Huh. Outside of that, it is button down shirts and spaghetti strap dresses. I am working on altering some dresses to include a super secret function, kind of like the ever-popular tear away pants from Adidas (but I am sure men would like to see the tear away dress that I am working on even more!).
When the threat of photography looms in the near future, I do still slap on some make-up, blow dry my hair and put on a dress. Memories last forever, my friends, but photographs make them more accurate!