So, I love pregnancy...birth rocks....day one PP through about 5-6 weeks PP are so weird for me. Really, the weirdness lasts for like, a year for me...but those first few weeks it feels super acutely weird to be in my own skin! I hate that feeling, that "out of sorts" feeling, where my belly is so empty and my clothes fit SO weird and my hormones are all weird. My hair is always weird and messy and won't do what I want it to do and my skin is weird and I don't know...I just feel so out of sorts.
I'm doing everything I can now to prepare myself for feeling good about myself after my birth. I've thrown my healthy eating into *super overdrive* and got a belly cinching belt that doubles as a belly support band during pregnancy (I'm freaking LOVING this thing!)...I even went to my favorite consignment shop and picked up some really good button down cotton shirts that are good for nursing, nice cotton material that is breathable, easy to care for and wear...with cute little patterns that go with everything I have, etc. They are fitted looking, but not clingy in the "danger zones"! So they look very "together" and tailored but are really comfy and long.
I'm going to get a good bra this time, something that lifts, separates and supports my milkies so I feel cute in shirts instead of "uni-boobish" like I do in the glamourmom tank.
Anyone else feel kind of glum thinking about being in that weird PP zone...where you are finding your way back to "non-pregnant lady" status? What are you doing to get ready? Are you thinking about ways to keep yourself feeling good? Fight "The Frumps"??
I think the fact that we are due at the beginning of summer is going to do wonderful things for us in our PP healing! My DD was born in June and it made such a difference to be out in the sun in those early days. My DS was born in November and that was the pits! I felt so sad and isolated and cooped up. Being summer-time mamas is going to be great for us!