To be completely honest, I haven't been wearing much other than the same pair of jeans and a rotation of shirts that make it easy and quick to nurse in. I'm doing good to shower every other day and am running laundry like a mad woman because everything ends up with spit-up on it before I know it. But all of that is ok.
I'm finally getting out more and am much more comfortable with doing so. The days (and nights) are becoming easier to deal with and I don't mind the crying *that* much.
The other day I ran to the bank with the rug rat AND the beast. Some thought I was crazy. I thought we all deserved a trip out of the house. And we did. The beast barely acknowledged his backseat buddy and just enjoyed hanging his head out the window. He's been fantastic through this transition, as have the cats.
I wasn't shy about my worries regarding weight gain with pregnancy nor my concerns about the aftermath of my body. I had NO idea how my body would handle either. I put on exactly 40 pounds throughout my 'condition' and quickly dropped all but 10 of that once I had Rio. How? I have no idea. Breastfeeding? Forgetting to eat? Who knows. I'm at a point that I've been pre-pregnancy so luckily I have clothes that work just fine for me. I've been pleasantly surprised with the physical aspects of post-pregnancy.
This dress in particular was one that I actually wore throughout much of my pregnancy. It was long and billow-y enough to accommodate my growing belly and was comfortable enough for me to wear up until the end. I bought it in LA last year and consider it a staple in my closet, already seen here. My ladies don't allow it to be buttoned at this point though. The belt came from an estate sale (and was also a pregnancy staple) and the undershirt is one I've had forever. The birks are part of my warm-weather uniform.
As of today, she's three weeks and three days old. She's already changed SO much which I know will never stop. Her eyes are always checking things out, her smile is in attendance much more often and her hair is already growing like a weed ;)
I think we're all going to make it.