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!


C A R D I G A N S
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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B O T T O M S
 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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