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“Feeling pretty” and “postpartum” aren’t necessarily two things we associate with each other, but after going through labor, delivery and birth, I can definitely see the need for having something both pretty and functional. You just gave birth and in ways you feel absolutely on top of the world and the hormones pumping through your body make you feel radiant…..but that only lasts so long! I thought I was prepared for clothing postpartum, but I was NOT! Thanks to other mom bloggers, I knew to prepare myself mentally to feel and look 5-6 months pregnant immediately after birth. I had gotten this button down sleep shirt thinking it’d be perfect for nursing and perfect for my postpartum body. NOPE. Completely wrong. It felt tight and I was so uncomfortable in it. I took it right off and basically lived in nursing tanks and sweats. Not exactly things that make me feel super pretty. Yes, they were comfortable and definitely worked well for nursing, but I did not feel pretty! I know everyone is different, but now I know next time around that a pretty robe like this floral gem will be the perfect clothing item to take with me to the hospital.
Think about it: you can wear this when you’re pregnant and feel beautiful, you can wear this right after giving birth and feel beautiful (AND it will be easy to nurse in), and you can continue to wear it as your baby grows up. It’s the perfect clothing item to take you from pregnancy to motherhood! Because let’s face it, moms spend a lot of time caring for their babies and at least for me, the first 6 months I was in pure survival mode. I spent a lot of time at home nursing, sleeping, eating, and changing diapers. And drinking coffee. Lots of coffee 😉 (Side note: I cut caffeine out during pregnancy and slowly reintroduced it after Charley was about 2-3 months old. I probably didn’t have to wait that long, but I was just being cautious).
And let’s be real, postpartum is an intense time full of raging hormones and big life changes. It’s a huge adjustment whether this is your first baby or your 5th! I was lucky enough not to have postpartum depression, but I’ve been shocked to find out just how common it really is. Even now (one year later) I have to get dressed, put makeup on and do my hair to feel normal; if I have too many days in a row where I’m a complete bum, I go crazy and feel so down. So in my book, feeling pretty postpartum is extremely important for mental health!!
Immediately postpartum, wear this gorgeous floral robe over some awesome nursing undergarments like this nursing bra and postpartum support leggings. I didn’t invest in good undergarments and I wish I had. Everyone tells you to, but I didn’t listen. So don’t make the same mistake I made! I will also be getting a belly wrap for extra support afterwards.
Side note: Charley has been obsessed with these records and his record player that he got for his birthday! He carries the records around everywhere. They even came with us to breakfast on his actual birthday earlier this week! Ha ha it cracks me up!
What about you? What did you find transitioned well from pregnancy to motherhood? Let me know in the comments! I need to be better prepared for next time!! 😉