We are quickly approaching the third trimester (one more week!), and my mind is reeling at all of the things I still need to do. But, I’ve also been trying to think of how I’m going to feel AFTER baby girl arrives, including what clothes I’m going to feel the most comfortable in. Since she’ll be born in mid October, I’m honestly planning on spending the majority of those last three months of the year in leggings and flowy/button down tops. I have no idea what my body will feel like after I birth my tiny human, and I have no idea even what SIZE I’ll be, or how much my hips will have changed. I’m assuming I will need to go up a size in most things for a while, until I’m cleared for exercise and can start getting back to my normal self. No rush of course!
I’m curious what other moms have experienced post baby? I know the extra weight won’t fall off immediately, but what do you wear in the meantime? What were some of the most comfortable tops or bottoms? What did you find most convenient for nursing purposes? How long until you felt like you were completely out of the more forgiving stretchy pants and maternity clothes in general? I’ve heard some people say to give your body 9 months to lose the baby weight, since it took you 9 months to put it on. I’m not concerned about the number on the scale, but I am trying to think ahead about what items I might want to stock up on during this limbo phase! My outlook on my closet has definitely shifted away from what’s necessarily the cutest, most in-style choice, to what’s actually practical while still maintaining some sort of style.
I’ve also got a lululemon gift card burning a hole in my pocket right now, and I’m thinking about ordering a pair of crops that will be comfortable to throw on in the weeks following delivery. I’m thinking specifically the Wunder Under Crops, mainly because of their roll down waist! I am leaning towards ordering them up a size from my normal lulu size, just to make sure I’m comfortable, and don’t feel like I’m trying to squeeze myself into them! Maybe I should go up two sizes?? It’s so hard to know how things are going to fit once she’s here! Am I the only one who is amazed by what their body has morphed into with a baby inside them??
I’ve been trying to pin a few outfit ideas for post-baby that I think will be easy to throw together, comfortable, and allow easy access for nursing or pumping at work. Here’s a few for example:
I’m thinking looser fitting, easy layers, and casual will be my go-to!
So what are your thoughts? What were your experiences?
I’m already so excited to get out of maternity clothes, since I feel like I’m currently wearing the same 5 outfits every week!