As most new mommies probably know, your post-baby body is not always the body you once had. For me, since I was NOT born with child-bearing hips, my son graciously gave me some. I am convinced that my hips have expanded. Not gotten fatter, I mean I think the bones have expanded, because whenever I put on my pre-pregnancy pants, they don’t fit in the hip region.
And then, of course, there’s my pouch of a stomach. I was all belly when I was pregnant, so my post-pregnancy belly is now a small muffin-top of stretch mark and wrinkles. Quite the beauty.
Now I know that over time, things will get better, but in the meantime, I have to return to work in about 3 weeks (something I am absolutely dreading, but that’s a topic for another post…) and I have no pants or skirts that fit.
But thanks to Mother Saving Mom (love that blog!), I found out that Old Navy is offering 25% off to all high school and college students that show their student ID. And since hubby is still a graduate student and still has a valid ID, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to stock up on some new clothes.
So hubby and I went out tonight (sans baby! Thanks Mom and Dad!) and hit up Old Navy. Or New Air Force, as my rise-crackin’ husband likes to call. Yeah, his sense of humor is odd. And although the reality of my new body in the dressing room mirrors was a tad jarring, I was able to find 3 khakis, 1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of shorts, and 2 skirts that FIT. ACTUALLY FIT! Oh, and this adorable cardigan with flowers that I really don’t need, but totally deserve.
And at the register, hubby decided to take the offer for an Old Navy credit card, which gave an additional 30% off, taking our bill from about $330 to only $175! I rock.
Now I just have to make sure that all my tops fit…oh boy…