When this picture was taken, Lincoln was 10 weeks old. Ten weeks of my body changing drastically, especially after nine months of it growing a baby. Before this photo shoot, I planned on wearing my pre-pregnancy white flared jeans. They are stretchy and I thought for sure they would fit me. It had been 10 weeks! So when they didn’t go up farther than my lower thigh, I resigned myself to wearing my maternity jeans again. I have to remind myself that it is normal to not fit into your pre-pregnancy jeans for a while. And while I’m being honest with myself, those jeans were a little tight on me before I even got pregnant…
But that made me think a lot about how I’ve been dressing and adapting to my post-baby body. At first, I would stand and look at my closet and feel sad because I knew nothing fit me. Once I accepted the fact that I had just had a healthy and wonderful baby boy, I decided to adapt. Stretchy jeans are your friend – if you want to wear jeans. I didn’t wear jeans for at least five weeks after having Lincoln. And once I did, I put my maternity jeans right back on. The elastic waist is forgiving and comfy. Now at ten weeks after having Lincoln, I’ve gotten a new pair of jeans (a size bigger than pre-baby), and they fit me! That is an accomplishment in my book.
And when it comes to tops, this one shoulder top is one of my favorites. It is flowy and chic while still making me feel comfortable. Wearing skin tight tops leaves too much room for error! Honestly, even before I was pregnant I didn’t like to wear anything too skin tight anyways. But that is just my preference. Wearing items that are flowy (aka baggy) like this one shoulder top and stretchy are the key to dressing your post-baby body. Because when you look good, you feel good, too.
Photography by Paige Winn Photo