As I've mentioned, unlike DH's birth, I have to wear real clothes this time around. I struggle enough with getting DH dressed (don't you just love the NO! and MINE! stages of toddlers?). If I stayed in my pjs, there would be no way to ever get her in pants and a shirt. I can hear it now- "Mama in pjs? Da-Hapa in pjs, too!!". So, I have been perusing lots of online apparel options in my current house-bound state, and I have my eye on the following.
Have y'all seen Loft's new "lounge" line, Lou & Grey? It's just darling- perfect, cozy clothes for those of us who are toddler wrangling, or prefer to look dressed without actually getting out of our pajamas.
Here's what I am longing for (these can all be found on the above link- I am too tired to find the individual links):
It all looks so soft. As well, as, ahem, forgiving of the various lumps and bumps with currently comprise my figure. Perfect bum covering length to wear with leggings without being self-conscious. And machine washable? Be still my beating heart!
In a more colorful, but no less forgiving vein, I have been thinking about a Lilly Pulitzer Skipper Popover for some time (9 months of not being able to buy real clothes leads one to obsess about going into an actual store and buying attractive clothing).
For any upcoming occasion where I have to look reasonably nice, my current collection of Elsa tops will come to the rescue. I might even have to go ahead and make my bi-annual addition to said collection. These shirts are magical. Even if you are not a Lilly fan, go ahead and buy a solid one. I wore these throughout the pregnancy (well, not the last month), loved them while nursing DH because of the button down factor, and yet they are perfectly flattering when I am svelte and have a normal size chest. It's like the sisterhood of the traveling top. Except it stays in your own closet.
One final find-
Belly Bandit's Mother Tucker leggings-
Then I tried them on the day I left the hospital.
Holy shit. These things work. I immediately looked 5 pounds thinner, and my insides no longer felt like they might fall out. Bending over was doable and general movement became more comfortable. And did I mention the five pounds thinner? I want to wear them every day. And have been doing laundry in order to do so. If you are having a c-section, go buy these leggings for recovery purposes. If you are having a child, go buy these leggings for vanity purposes. Worth every penny.
So now you know how I have been spending my time. Online window shopping. And lots of Pinterest. Post on that upcoming. A girl's got to do something at 2 AM when she is feeding her child non-stop.