I can stay in my pjs for about a week after having a baby and then I need to start getting dressed to help my own (mental) recovery. Nothing fancy, but I at least need to feel put together. Something that really helps with that is buying a new pair of jeans that fit my current 3 week post part body. I’m not talking designer jeans or anything, but jeans that fit good, sit higher up on the waist, pretty inexpensive (because they will most liking not fit in a few months as I work towards pre-baby weight) and make me feel good about myself. I am trying not to stress about the 20lbs I would like to lose to be back to my pre-baby self because 1. it’s only been 3 weeks 2. look at that beautiful baby boy!! and 3. I know it takes time to loose that baby weight. I don’t plan to go on any diet or whole 30 or thing but just get back into being little more strict about clean, whole foods. We’ve let things slide a little around here lately as we adjust to new baby Orion. Anyway, this was my “look at me! I am actually getting dress” outfit the other day for an outing to Mom’s group. Don’t you love dressing for the fall weather. It’s my favorite!
Sweater: a.n.a (JCPenney)
Jeans: LOFT (40% off right now!)
Clogs: Lotta From Stockholm
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington
You look great and oh-so-happy! Like your face is seriously beaming. I love it. My last two children, I got a new pair of jeans a couple weeks postpartum and I agree that it saved my sanity. I am currently 8 months pregnant and totally plan on doing the same thing again this time. It is just nice to have a good fitting pair of pants while you work toward slowly getting that weight off.
looking fab! I love the colour of those jeans 🙂 x
You’re wearing rings, lucky you! It took a few months before I could wear my anniversary band after my son was born last July. Congrats on your little star!!
Whilst getting new jeans that will last a couple of months might be a lovely idea, it’s also one that (even if they are inexpensive) most people can’t afford.
And honestly, I definitely understand that the intention was just to share a little of your life and a tip you’ve found helpful. Post Partum is hard work and I don’t begrudge anyone doing things that make that time a little easier. However, I guess sometimes advice from bloggers that comes without an awareness of the privilege and particular blessings they have can be a little off-putting.
And perhaps I’m making a big deal of something very small; I’m sorry if this doesn’t make sense and I’m also aware that it comes from my own specific background and particular principles. I’m totally happy for this comment to be deleted/not posted but I just wanted to share that even these almost seemingly insignificant blog posts can come across in a different way than intended.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and congratulations on your new little one!
You look great! I love this practical mix of being disciplined about reshaping your body after baby but of also giving yourself time and grace. Probably goes a long way into making you confident in each stage – at least that’s how you appear in these photos! So thanks for sharing.
You are so adorable! And Orion is just the squishiest, cutest baby! My baby boy just turned one last weekend, and being postpartum last fall/winter was the best because chunky sweaters hide everything! 🙂 I’ve been eyeing those same clogs for a while now, and wanted to get your opinion regarding wearing them with socks? Or in the winter? Do people do this, or are they fall shoes only? I can’t imagine having my little bare heel sticking out in the cold, haha.
Thanks for posting about post-partum style. It’s hard to feel confident in yourself those first few weeks.
You look great!
You look great! I tried to make sure before I had my last baby, that I had a few things that would look good for the postpartum time. I didn’t spend much, picked up a couple shirts from a consigment shop that would go with some Maxi skirts I was already using. Fall style is so fun!
You look beautiful! I love your positivity/realness about this stage for you! Love reading your blog:) Super excited to hear about your birth story!
It’s *lose* the baby weight, not loose.