Today's post is from Crystal who lives in downtown Provo, Utah with her husband and her two adorable girls, Savannah and Emory. Her first delivery was an unexpected c-section and her second was a natural VBAC. She blogs over at HEY COOBABE.
I have had such a fun time reading the previous "Postpartum Style" posts because I am only 3 months postpartum with my little Emory and still have a ways to go before I feel like I have my body back to pre-pregnancy shape....or close to it. All of this stuff totally applies to me and I have been loving the advice that's been given so far. I found myself nodding in agreement as I've read through the previous entries but here's my added two cents:
1. After my first c-section delivery with Savannah all I wanted to wear were PJs. I was spending a lot of time lying down because recovery from my surgery was something I hadn't anticipated. I just wanted to be comfortable. I don't know about you but all of my PJs at the time consisted of old camp t-shirts, borrowed husband's sports shirts, and ill-fitting mismatched pajama pants/sweats. I felt and looked pretty disgusting until I stocked up on some cute pajama sets! Let me just say that I am in no way condoning wearing PJs out in public. But, I think it is perfectly suitable to wear them in the comfort of your own home. Besides, most adult interaction you will get in the first weeks after having a baby will be visitors coming to YOUR home. Why not look cute and comfy? I own these pajamas (pictured above) and changed into them in the hospital after delivering Emory. The buttoned top is great for nursing and it's an easy and practical way to feel put-together after having a baby. These, these, and these make great options too.
2. My favorite accessories after having a baby are simple hair clips and ties. I mean doesn't that sparkle clip make that messy bun up there look more cute and less sloppy? I am the type of person that feels prettiest when my hair is done. I'm talking blow dried and curled kind of done. But honestly, it's difficult to find the time and energy to do my hair while constantly meeting the demands of my girls. Most often you will find me with my hair up or back with a fun clip and/or tied with a bright hair tie. I own these elastic hair ties (pictured above) and constantly have one in my hair or on my wrist (which is convenient for pulling my long hair back during nursing sessions).
3. One of my favorite outfits right now (remember...I'm still recently postpartum too) consists of four items that pretty much everyone already has in their closet. A slouchy grey tee, a denim vest, patterned pants or leggings, and neutral sandals. Magic. Here's why it works. A slouchy grey tee goes with everything and is loose fitting so it does a pretty good job at hiding the mommy pouch. The denim vest is just plain cool plus it hides your back when you have to lift up your shirt to nurse in public. Bonus! The patterned pants are great because they serve as a distraction from the loosey-goosey-ness going on in the middle and it breaks up the other neutral pieces. I would just be sure to wear pants that are a little higher waisted if you have had a c-section because it's really uncomfortable to have the waist of pants sitting right on the scar. Trust me. Or printed leggings can do the trick if you reeeally want to be comfortable. If you go that route I would just advise that your shirt be long enough to cover your bum (like the one pictured below). It just looks better. Finally, neutral sandals. Neutral sandals because you don't want to fight with the pants and because sandals are comfortable. See! The perfect outfit. Here is an example:
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Thanks for having me!