No - Andrew's regressing sleep habits haven't driven me to hit the bottle or start popping pills (although a Tylenol PM might be in my near future). I'm talking about my wardrobe. It is in desperate need of a little makeover.
As of now I am back down to my pre-pregnancy weight (thank you, flu), but I am not back in my pre-pregnancy shape. Things have, shall we say, shifted. I definitely feel like my hips are a little wider and the boobs are just a mess at this point.
I've been back in my pre-pregnancy clothes since just a few days after Andrew was born. I have plenty of cute clothes that I love, but I don't get to wear them very much. Since I am still breastfeeding I feel the need to always wear a shirt with easy access. Mostly v-neck shirts where I can just whip one out when he needs to eat. I don't have any "nursing" tops per se. No little flaps and special panels. Just shirts with a low enough neckline that I can pull out a boob when necessary - although I have stretched the hell out of some of them.
For work I feel like I need to wear shirts with easy access since I am pumping twice a day. I've never liked button down shirts since they need to be tucked in or look sloppy and I'm not a huge fan of tucked in shirts. Also, I've always had a big chest - even before they were full of milk - so shirts like that are always either too tight on the chest or way too loose everywhere else.
Anyway, I feel like I am wearing the same things over and over again. I remember towards the end of my pregnancy I couldn't wait to be done so I could go back to having some variety in my wardrobe. Now here I am, 7 months later and I am still stuck in a rut as far as clothes. Don't get me wrong, I want to breastfeed as long as I can (at least to a year), but it's taking a toll on my self esteem since I just don't feel cute any more.
Are there any other BFing mommas out there that can relate? What do you normally wear? Did you go out and buy actual nursing tops, or are you making do with regular shirts like I have been? I'd love to hear your feedback and maybe get some ideas (that won't break the bank!).