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I gained a total of 35 pounds during my pregnancy with Phoenix. Plus or minus five pounds, I have remained the same weight my entire adult life. So, it was interesting to watch the scale tip higher and higher with each passing month. I continued to wear maternity clothes for the first few weeks after delivery. Loose dresses allowed Phoenix easy nursing access and were gentle over my c-section scar.
There comes a day though when you don’t want to wear maternity clothes anymore! You want to start feeling more yourself.
I’m 11 weeks postpartum and my body is where it’ll be for a while, especially while nursing. And I’m fine with where my body is. Before getting pregnant, I whittled my closet down quite a bit. I’m in the process of deciding which of the pieces left make sense for my in-between body.
I don’t want to buy for the sake of buying. Unfortunately, a lot of my clothes either don’t fit or simply aren’t practical for nursing. My hips shifted quite a bit while pregnant and who knows if they’ll shift back. In the meantime, I’ve made a few simple wardrobe purchases to aid in me feeling put together. My house might be a disaster, but showering and wearing clean clothes is essential.
My uniform as of late consists of stretchy dresses or the combination of high-rise jeans, soft drapey tops, button ups, comfortable slip-on shoes and delicate jewelry. Thankfully, jewelry always fits.
When Happiness Boutique, a fashion brand from Berlin, reached out to me, this simple rose gold necklace instantly caught my eye. I selected it from their exclusively designed collection. Every time I wear the necklace the three dots remind me how happy I am to live life with Jordan and Phoenix. I am grateful for my family of three.
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