Obviously Grechen’s Closet is going to evolve a bit with my new arrival, but I don’t want it to be all Hawk all the time. Although c’mon…….
6397 Silk Shirt Dress (small) | sold out
Birkenstock Arizona sandals (I purchased these secondhand)
But can we just talk about clothes for a minute? I mentioned earlier this week how frustrated I am with my “new” body and that I can’t fit into any of my clothes from pre-pregnancy. I’m wearing some of the same things I wore when I was pregnant, which is okay, but I was REALLY looking forward to giving those a rest for a while! And I’ve missed my other clothes. I suppose I’ll continue to “miss” them – and really, I may never be able to fit into them again, who knows?
I have ordered and returned a couple of things (Ace & Jig…ahem…) that didn’t work, and finally decided to quit trying so hard. I’m not exactly sure what that means, except that I need to be hyper-practical now, and default to easy, not-fussy-at all clothing in terms of what I buy and what I wear, and to me, that means button front dresses and tops (good for breastfeeding), jeans, and leggings.
I don’t need much to be comfortable with my wardrobe again, just a pair of jeans I can fit into, and more button front shirts I can wear with leggings. I REALLY miss wearing jeans, so I ordered a pair of Chimala and a pair of 6397 jeans from The Real Real this morning, for a grand total of $100, a mere fraction of what those cost new. Fingers crossed they work. I ordered two or three sizes up from my pre-pregnancy size.
And as soon as I receive my refund from Ace & Jig I’m going to order a Kara snap piece from Elizabeth Suzann. I’ll probably start with the long sleeve linen dress in olive, and if I like that, continue with the other pieces, when my budget can accommodate it. Has anyone tried/received any of the new ES collection? What did you think of it?
I did go ahead and put most of my maternity items up for sale on Slowre, because we officially decided to be one and done (we’re not exactly, because I have a 17 year old step-son). We thought a lot about having more kids – I never wanted to just have one child when I did want to have kids – but for various reasons, we decided against it. We have been so lucky with Hawk that I’d like to focus my attention and energy on him, and this new life we have together, not on being pregnant again. If I did want to have more kids, I feel like time is of the essence and I’d have to do it soon. But I really can’t imagine having two under two. Or being pregnant with a kid already LOL. I don’t know how you guys do it….
Haha. I started writing this post at 10 AM this morning so you guys would actually get it in your mailbox (if you subscribe) on Friday, but am just finishing writing at 5:30. Such is this new life. I love it 🙂
Have a great weekend!!
Hey little cutie!
And please excuse me if I focus on Hawk. I’ve always followed you for you as much as the clothes, if that makes sense, so I am quite fond of your baby:).
How is Dagny handling the new arrival??
Your post makes me remember how shopping organically evolved for me once I had kids.
Pre-kids: I left for the store showered, dressed, coiffed and made-up. I entered the store without a plan, strolled through leisurely and tried on whatever held my interest. I never chatted with store personnel unless I had a question. The time was mine and mine alone. I usually would have lunch and then end up in some bookstore. Shopping nirvana!
Post-kids: Prior to leaving, I called the store to make sure they had the pre-identified item and then held it at the register for me. I left in my sweatpants and possibly the t-shirt I slept in, kids in tow. Upon entering the store, I caught the first eye I could, patron or staff, and announced, “Can you please help me?” I paid for said item, excessively chatting up the personnel, as this was the only adult contact I encountered other than my spouse. I then left quickly before one of the children erupted into some sort of behavior.
Naturally, now that my kids are grown, I am thrilled when they accept an offer to visit the mall with me!
Welcome to Motherhood! May you have prolific patience, gratitude and humor! There is no other way!
Oh my gosh, he is simply beautiful! I would want to post pics of him all the time too!
I’ve wondered the same thing!
Oh, please do post pics of that alert, inquisitive little cutie! It’s just so fun to see you holding him.
I LOVE the way that ES is styling the Kara dress as a duster. I might have to break down and get my 1st ES piece. I could see it over my Eileen Fisher black tank dress. I’d get it in olive, too, so I’ll be anxious to see what it looks like, with baby. 😉
Grechen Reiter says
she’s doing really well! she seems to want to help take care of him, and she’s very alert to his movements. she’s not a fan of his crying/screaming and will usually retreat into the closet, but first she “checks” on him by coming over and sniffing 😉
Beautiful baby! I’ve had two kids and it is so hard styling post pregnancy. You will lose the baby weight and get back to your usual size eventually. Took me 1 year each time. Your body just did something amazing. Please be easy on yourself :).