So last summer I was hugely prego (yeah!) and loved going swimming in my cute maternity suit. This year, however, I still have some of that prego paunch (ahem) and am not so psyched about hitting the beach! Can I hear an AMEN?!?! Does anyone have any cute bathing suit ideas for someone with saggy boobs and a saggy belly? Oh, and don't forget the saggy butt and thighs! Did I mention saggy?
I bought a suit last year that's a tank-top with a bra inside (not just a shelf but with foamy breast-pad like things). It has matching shorts that are like a boy's swimsuit (not like boy short panties, like jogging shorts--not sure if this is what boongirl meant or not) with the net underwear inside. It's really flattering and I can just pop my breast out of the top to nurse! It's also super-comfy and I love the 2-piece. Don't have to take the whole thing off to go pee. Another big plus is that I don't shave so I don't have to feel self-conscious about bikini line!
along these lines...has anyone found a good suit to wear while nursing? dd is 4 months old and i still wear nursing pads as i leak quite a bit even though she nurses often. i'm a little worried about having a constantly wet suit in obvious places even when i'm not swimming
joyfilledmomma-I'm a leaker, too. What I did with my ds1 was just wear a regular suit (don't hate me, back into a little bikini!) and make sure that suit stayed wet. Sometimes that involved hopping into the water and sometimes that involved pouring a bit of bottled water on the top half of the suit to even out the wetness. I do still have a bit of a pouch left after my second ds, but I'm still wearing the little bikini.
And- hey, I'm in PA, too. Are you anywhere near Pgh?
I am so thankful for my stretch marks because I finally have an excuse not to have to wear bikinis for my dh anymore (no lectures, please, I have grown out of suppressing my own needs in the interest of pleasing him, it's a thing of the past).
I was a nanny before I got pregnant, and found that bikinis are totally impractical for a clingy baby anyway...they don't care if they yank you naked! Found this out the hard way, went out and purchased one-pieces that very night after work.
I will be wearing the lovely one-piece swimsuits I have that have the tummy sucker stuff in the middle and built in bra tops. I don't have stretch marks on my thighs or bum (at least what I can tell from my vantage point!) so that's good enough for me, at this point.
I was broken out something terrible with backne all last summer, and I didn't even wear tank tops outside of the house. I'm excited to be able to go out without feeling embarrassed about my skin this summer!