Scarily veering into the land of Mom Jeans
It took me about seven months to lose my pregnancy weight.
The last time I weighed myself (about a month ago), I was one pound under what I weighed before being pregnant. Wahoo!
So then, answer me this: Why can’t I wear my old jeans?
My theory is my biology is on to me now. Biology is like, ‘yeah, she pushed out one, she’ll push out more. Let’s do ourselves a favor and keep her hips wide and belly stretchy.’
It’s kind of frustrating. I guess I naively thought that if I ate sensibly and stayed active my body would eventually go back to the way it was. Some of my friends’ bodies snaped back like a rubber band. Mine is snapping back like a really cheap Goody hair tie on its last leg. You know how those kind of slowly contract but then just lies there, all limp and stretched out.
Limp and stretched out!
I was wondering where I might purchase a pair of Tina Fey’s “Mom Jeans.” The must-have wardrobe essential for a new stay-at-home-mom.
But seriously, where do child-birthing women buy their jeans? If you say Coldwater Creek, I’ll cry. But I must face the fact that $10 skinnies from Forever 21 have no place in my life anymore.
Speaking of Mom Jeans though, If you’re looking for post-partum fashion inspiration, check out Ain’t No Mom Jeans. I have found a lot of post-partum fashion tips there. Oh, and they define “post-partum” as anyone who has ever had a baby. Ever. So if it’s been two years since your pregnancy and you are still on the lookout for pooch hiding sweaters, no judgment will be passed on you there.