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Working My Postpartum Wardrobe

Can it be? Am I really more than 5 weeks postpartum? It can’t have been that long.

But it is. Baby Selene is growing so fast. Now if I could just fit into my old clothes.

I know, I know, it will be a while. I’m just really looking forward to having a wider selection to choose from. I really do not want to spend money on clothes that I’m planning on shrinking out of soon.

No, I’m not particularly stressed about my weight or figure as such. I’m mostly interested in not shopping.

I’ve been working hard on not buying anything for now. I’m not wearing any of my maternity pants anymore because they were all the low rise variety, and ride right along my C-section scar. Does not feel good!

I know I could head on out to the thrift store and find some clothes that would get me through the transition without getting anything brand new. Much, much better than my mother-in-law’s suggestion that I head out to Walmart and get some cheap stuff there. I’ve been wearing skirts every day, including my Renaissance Faire skirt, and she just can’t stand it. After all, I HAVE to have shorts for summer, right? So she insists.

But in addition to trying to be green, we’re trying to save a lot of money right now. That means that if I can get by without it, I am. And with all the laundry a newborn baby can generate, plus two older kids, it’s not hard at all to keep my skirts clean and in rotation, even though I only have 3 that I can get into.

I know the urge to get away from maternity clothes all too well. It’s nice being able to dress somewhat normally, even if things aren’t fitting quite the way they ought to. But I think I will save my clothing budget for when I’m at a more stable size.