Yo soy La Lay

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment

on June 20, 2014

Do you know what is the worst experience ever post-baby? I bet you do!

Bathing suit shopping.

Ugh.

You know, I bounced back fairly well after Ellie was born, but pregnancy with Tessa really did a number on me… not to mention the hours spent hunched over a Boppy pillow feeding her in the sidelying position.

Wide hips, huge feet, stretch marks, worse eyesight, terrible posture, hunched shoulders… It’s not even the weight so much as the complete alteration of my entire shape.

OK, I’m done.

I know, I know, 9 months on, at least 9 months off, you grew a human, stretch marks remind us of the miracle of life that grew in our belly, blah blah blah, yadda yadda. I’m not there yet.

But last weekend, the pool looked so inviting and fun. And I want to be the one having fun rather than watching the fun. So bathing suit shopping happened. And now I have to suck it up… and suck it in… and remind myself that she was worth it. They were worth it.

(and so were the control-top bathing suit bottoms that cost double the price of the regular kind. Just sayin’.)

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8 responses to “Cruel and Unusual Punishment

  1. lisa170 says:

    Did you know they don’t make one piece suits for people who are 5’10”. So its swimming with a singlet on for me for the rest of my life. I find it hard to believe anyone wants to see my stretch matks.

    • Maggie says:

      Haha, I know. I have the opposite problem – I’m 5′ 2″ and have curves in the wrong places I guess because nothing fits right. Ugh.

  2. jenna says:

    I think bathing suit shopping post-baby should be considered cruel and unusual punishment.

  3. I had the winter equivalent, which is jean shopping recently. I also opted for high waisted (read: control top) jeans. I am feeling happy I have another 5 months at least before I need to think about a bathing suit.
    Also, gorgeous pic of Tessa!! What a clever monkey she is šŸ™‚

    • Maggie says:

      Ahhh, yes. The jeans shopping experience is equally as painful. I would like someone in fashion to explain to me why men can buy pants for their specific measurement as a normal practice, but women cannot (at least not in the vast majority of stores). Ugh.

  4. Good lord they are cute!

    Bathing suit shopping is the worst! I just squeeze myself into my old ones!

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