Too much excitement just might kill me!
I’ve never been very fashionable. Mostly because I’m just too lazy to care. But since I went on maternity leave and then had a baby, it’s worse. I’m sure this surprises no one.
Like any new Mum, at first there were days when I didn’t even make it out of my pajamas. Luckily Monkey is a winter baby, so I was wearing pajamas to bed, otherwise I may have just stayed naked all day.
But now that I have enough mummy mojo to put on fresh clothes every morning (even though it sometimes still takes a while before I can brush my hair), I’ve still dressed up barely a handful of times in the last 16 months. Always for special occasions, someone’s birthday or our anniversary. Otherwise, its been a perpetual weekend as far as my closet is concerned.
There are of course slight variations depending on the weather, but on any given day I can pretty much be guaranteed to be wearing jeans, my now very well worn nursing bra, a singlet, and bare feet (or ugg boots if it’s cold).
I’ve even committed the sin of all sins against the fashion gods and gone shopping in my ugg boots, because I’ve forgotten I was even wearing them until I left the house. I can’t decide if that’s better or worse than when I went out in mismatched thongs because I couldn’t find a matching pair in the box of shoes.
I recently tried wearing one of my under wire bras from Before Monkey (I nearly abbreviated that to BM… LOL). Clearly when I wore them all the time I must have had massive calluses under my boobs or something because holy chocolate that thing was uncomfortable!
And I’ve even downgraded from $9 singlets to $4 ones. Budget cuts, you know. Actually it’s mainly because the $9 ones get tangled in the wash and the straps start coming off after about 2 wears and I have better things to do with my (non-existent) spare time than fix them! Can anyone say design flaw?
So tell me – did your day to day wardrobe change when you had a baby? Besides the obvious additions of poop, spew and food smears I mean.