Christy Dawn Dawn Dress in Noir Spray (sold out) | Medium
Birkenstock Birko-Flor Arizona Sandals | purchased secondhand
Ah, life with a newborn. I would say we’re settling in, but everything is constantly changing, so there’s really no “settling.” I suppose I’m getting used to being at the beck and call of a tiny human, after all, I have no other choice; he is the boss right now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s weird, because life seems different, yet not, at the same time. I feel like Hawk has always been here, in a way, and just fits into our lives seamlessly. At the same time, of course, everyday life has been altered in terms of literally everything.
I don’t cry anymore when we get in the car, although I hate how he sits in the carseat – he’s just so tiny and scrunched up. I do cry sometimes when he doesn’t get enough to eat from just me, and I have to give him formula. I cried a little when I couldn’t fit into any of my pre-pregnancy clothes, not even into some things I wore in the first trimester. My hips widened significantly in the third trimester, so truly nothing fits except dresses.
I do smile more though, when he looks my direction, and when he stretches his long arms after being unswaddled. I feel content when he sleeps skin to skin on my chest and fulfilled when he’s awake and happy. I love all his faces, like the side-eye he’s giving me above LOL
So hard to believe he was inside my body two weeks ago, and now he’s not. Hm.
Anyway, about my outfit. I ordered this Christy Dawn dress before Hawk was born thinking it would be great for postpartum and breastfeeding. (with Christy Dawn you have to order when you find a fabric pattern/content that you like). It is. But it’s also a little big on me. All of Christy Dawn’s items are made from surplus/upcycled materials, so fabric content is different for different pieces, but this dress is a very light cotton, perfect for the weather right now. It’s also pretty sheer, as you can see. Overall, I like it a lot, but I wish I’d had it in my third trimester. Now, it’s so comfortable, and fits me, but I’m not sure I’ll keep it for very long; it’s just a lot of fabric on me around the hips/legs.
I do absolutely recommend the dress though if you’ve been thinking about trying Christy Dawn at all. It’s beautifully made, sustainable, and something you could wear for years. Now is a great time to buy too because they’re offering 20% off sitewide now with code ENDOFSUMMER20. I also have a Christy Dawn referral link – you get $30 off and I get $30 – so use whichever one gets you the larger discount, and let me know if you end up purchasing anything!
Congratulations Grechen! He sure is a handsome little fella. So happy for your family :).
I remember that feeling of everything has changed but lots of things still feel the same. It’s a good (weird) place to be. I’m glad you’re enjoying this time and I love that dress!
Oh goodness he is very cute 🙂
I just love the look on your son’s face!!
It’s amazing how much the female body can change shape during and after pregnancy…truly a miracle. I am so happy for you!!
I love Hawk’s look. An old soul, I think, one who has chosen you because you are empirically thoughtful and ethical.
Or, alternatively, what a cute baby! You are doing so well by him. xoxox.
Hawk is utterly beautiful and 8/15 is a fantastic day to arrive. All my love and admiration.
Congratulations! He is adorable! Like a little man in that picture. 🙂
Look at that side-eye at mom! Hawk is so expressive already, but I’d expect nothing less. You truly look great, Grechen. I’m going to check out the Christy Dawn dresses – wish I had one for the wedding we’re attending this weekend.
OMG does Hawk ever look old and wise! Hilarious! I’m so glad that you are doing ok!
Julia Whicker says
What a great expression, he looks like he’s quite skeptical of it all! And so much beautiful hair! What a lovely baby!!!
Congratulations! FYI, for the first 3 weeks post-partum I wore one skirt, which had an elastic waist. It was literally the only thing in my closet that fit me. After 3 weeks I went shopping.
I also supplemented with formula, which was in many ways a good thing. My husband really treasured being able to feed our little one. It’s such an intimate experience it was nice that he was able to share it. On a practical level, formula has vitamin d which both of our tiny humans needed.
Hang in there!
Oh, he’s adorable! Such a joy to follow their funny expressions! Wishing you both well and waiting for the birth story!
Great dress! Amazing baby and expression! It takes a while for your body to change…..Meghan Markle still hasn’t and she’s got all the comforts she could ask for. But who cares? Just get used to your new life. All will work out in time. (Boy, I wish I’d known that 20 years ago.)