Postpartum dress up and down

Hands down, I think the hardest time dealing with body image surrounding a pregnancy is after it's over. I have my body back, but really I don't. My maternity clothes are too big and my pre-pregnancy clothes are still way too small. I have some things that I bought after I had Addie for that in-between time, but the pickin's are slim.

Really, the deciding factor in what I wear any given day is whether or not Curt is around to give me the time necessary to put something half way decent together. Evidence shown below...

Above left, attire for a baby shower brunch:
Shirt and jewelry: Banana Republic
Pants: Old Navy
Flip flops: J Crew
Above right,
all dressed up for an afternoon at a fall festival
(which was really only about an hour, and in 90 degree heat, but still):
Lisa Leonard necklace (more on that to come)
Shirt: Old Navy maternity nursing tank
Skirt: Old Navy
Flip flops: again with the J Crew

Once the work week began and I was left to fend for myself, this is what happened. Not the most glamorous looks I've ever worn, but hey--I'm keeping it real:

Above left:
DKNY glasses hidden by my camera
Motherhood maternity nursing top and pajama pants
Above right:
Old Navy maternity tank
Bally yoga pants (I think they came from Sam's)
Moby Wrap
I walked into the bathroom, saw myself and laughed.
Then I grabbed the camera.

Welcome to life as a stay-at-home-mother of two.

If you like seeing what other people wear as much as I do, hop on over to The Pleated Poppy to check out some cute and fabulous fashions.


Rachele said...

You are so stinkin' cute, Sara!! I love it!

Jordan said...

I think you look great! :-)

Morgan said...

I totally agree with you on the in-between postpartum stage. My baby is almost 9 months and I still kind of feel like I'm there! How old is your baby?

You look fantastic and I love your outfits!

Mai said...

I am also in the same situation. And when you add the fact that clothes should be "breastfeeding friendly", i.e. you don't have to show everything when feeding, it certainly makes choosing clothes difficult.
You look fabulous, I love the blue and white outfit. And the fact that you can still wear skirts and tops, here we are now in the 50s and it keeps getting colder...

Becky said...

I think you look fabulous - I feel like I'm still in that situation and my youngest is 3 years old - not sure when I'll be getting rid of this post baby flab - wish I could just magic it away !! anyway I love your keeping it real photos they are great.

sara said...

Thanks for the postpartum love, ladies! I'm getting through it with the help of some stretchy undergarments, for sure. Here's to all of us someday getting our figures back! ...or not. Either way, we're fabulous. **hugs**

Kelli said...

I love it I can totally relate to you!! Stop by and say hello at my blog