Monday, November 7, 2016

Guide to Looking Cute & Cozy Postpartum

cardigan// tank (these are basically all I wore for months postpartum... also, um am wearing one currently)// postpartum leggings- suck in your bits- the best// encouraging water bottle// scarf// mom life sweatshirt// moccasins
Another reader request!  This is a good one.  Ah, postpartum.  Probably the craziest time I have ever gone through. I cried about 17 times a day, both when I was happy and when I was sad. Your body is recovering from the biggest task of it's life, your hormones are a roller coaster ride, and your heart might burst with love for this new creature in your arms.  Looking cute ( and um, basic hygiene) pretty much falls to the wayside.  Luckily, I stumbled upon a pretty basic method to looking somewhat presentable post babe!  Nursing tank + leggings + cardigan will have you covered for visitors, your first visit to the pediatrician, and your life saving new mama group.  (Twin Cities mamas, go to Blooma!

You'll become burning hot every couple minutes and whip it off, but having it will make you feel so much cozier (and helps cover up the cold, floppy belly/arms/flesh you aren't used to seeing).
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 Leggings that hold all your wobbly bits in place are good, and cozy joggers for laying on the couch are the best. 
N U R S I N G   T A N K S
See this post for more recommendations!

M O R E    G O O D    S T U F F
Graphic sweatshirts always make you feel like you tried a bit, a scarf can pull everything together and doubles as a nursing cover, and slippers (with no back! everything has to be easy, people!) are a necessity. 

AND most important! 
1.  A supportive spouse or mom (in my case, both!) who will cook for you, bring you water, and take over the laundry/dishes/cleaning duties.  Your only job is to lay around, nurse nurse nurse, and get to know your babe!  If you don't have one of these, a postpartum doula might be up your alley.  
2.  Good, nourishing food
3.  Lots and lots of water
4.  Grace and patience with yourself.  You will take a normal shower again someday! 

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