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Doubled up on SPANX

August 19, 2010

Okay, so we got an A+ at the pediatrician's office. She's gained a full pound from her lowest weight which was right on target. She was 8lbs 7oz at birth and dipped down to 7lbs 3oz at her lowest. We're back up to 8lbs 3oz and she's gone from 19 1/2" to 20 1/4" so she's still quite the bitty little thing. She was in the 35th percentile for weight and the 75th for height.
Long and lean.
If only her momma could say the same.
It's completely unfair and deceiving to look down and see no real trace of my pregnancy belly and feel puffed up on self-esteem only to be deflated when I attempted to try on a pair of jeans, then another, then some shorts, then everything else pre-pregnancy I own. I guess my confidence wasn't the only thing that was drastically inflated.
When does the wideness go away?
I'm not sure I can work out or starve away the new location of my rib cage or hips.
PLEASE don't think I'm insane. Yes, I do realize that I had a baby three weeks ago and this is totally normal and better than expected. It's more of a physical problem than a mental one. As in, how the hell am I supposed to physically put on clothes other than Matthew's boxers and t-shirts and my too-big maternity wear?
They say Spanx can help you look 10lbs slimmer. Do you think if I wear two pairs at one time it will trick you into thinking I'm 20lbs smaller?
If you live in the Pawleys area you might just be privy to the results of that little experiment.
Say a little prayer for us, we're keeping our fingers crossed for tomorrow's appointment. We are thrilled that the doctor holds a clinic in our area once a month and just so happens to be coming to the hospital where BabyGirl was born tomorrow. This saves us a trip to Charleston. Not that we don't love any excuse to get down there, but it will be much more fun when it's under better circumstances. I'm already daydreaming about putting BabyGirl in her bassinet and strolling down King Street. This adventure also involves barber jackets and Burberry scarves so we might have to wait the heat out before it comes to fruition.

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6 comments:

  1. WALK! WALK! WALK!
    Put Baby in the bassinet & walk around Pawley's, that weight will drop in no time!!!
    Mom & I walked everyday until I went back to work (and we've continued it during the work week), I lost all my baby weight and then some before maternity leave was over.

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  2. Oh sweet and beautiful mommy! I have been on vacation and have not yet seen pics of your precious most beautiful and sweet baby girl. She is adorable! I just love her to pieces and it makes me want another one so bad! I hope you are doing great and let me know if you ever need anything but sounds like you have it under control!

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  3. Good to hear that posh baby girl is back on the right track, she is such a cutie! I have thought about stocking up on spanx for after the baby is born, but I wonder if they are comfortable to wear?? I am terrified of what my tummy will look like post-baby! I'm sure you look great! Have a great day girl! ~Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood

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  4. I agree walk, walk, walk! In a few weeks, your sweet girl will be more stable and you can use her as a little weight - she will think you are playing with her but really you are using her to get skinny! Breasfeeding dropped my weight quick but it came back after I weaned - this is pretty normal from what I have heard so we are back to walking a lot! Hope the appointment goes well today.

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  5. I know that must be hard. I am not looking forward to it. I think you should stick with sun dresses. And I hear that breast-feeding helps you loose weight fast. But I am sure you look beautiful and your little girl is so pretty!

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  6. She is so precious! Def wait until you can break out the burberry scarves..it is way too hot here (charleston) at the moment and I'm sure babygirl will love it come fall :)

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