The Baby Led Solids post has a video now. Sorry for those of you that looked at it without it, it really is kind of cute.
I’m going shopping this Friday with my friend Tricia and her baby Ben (5 weeks older than Keeley). God knows how we’re going to manage. Anyway, point being. Any suggestions on what to buy? None of my clothes seem to flatter me in the slightest anymore. I only have one pair of shorts, so I should at least get one other pair probably. The ones I have are baggy. I donated about 6 pair from several years ago to the Salvation Army when I found out I was pregnant. I had no idea I MIGHT have gotten back into them by now. Dang. Anyway, other suggestions? I thought my flowy black maternity dress might be okay on me, but it still looks like a maternity dress, I was hoping without the bump it would be alright, but it’s clearly not. I still have a chunk of a belly on there pooching out (now I know why people dread the post baby belly!) but luckily most pants nowadays fit below the waist, so it would be shirts (accounting for the lactation stations to fit underneath) including maybe some tank tops that would be the problem? I mean, let’s face it, I’m a SAHM, I want to look good, but not have to try too hard. I don’t get spit up on that often, but I don’t ‘do’ dry clean clothes. What looks okay (I gave up frumpy about 3 weeks after she was born) without costing an arm, a leg, and her college savings? Wait, she doesn’t have any. But that’s besides the point. When I worked, I did a lot of mix and match. I had a handful of skorts (those things that look like skirts but have the damn legs sewn in them—can you get rid of those, anyone know? I’d love them to be just skirts!) that I can now get back into and mixed those with suit pieces and nicer tops. Most of them long sleeved or I wore shells and jackets.
What will carry me through the summer? I have several old tops that still fit okay, but by old I’m guessing I got them in…2004. Some earlier. A few later. Most of what I have I’m sure I bought when I got my job at unnamed university all those years ago. Most of it was on the clearance rack for under $3. That’s how I got most of my summer wardrobe was gleaning the shelves in the fall. I hate to pay full price but I’ve been given an ultimatum. Charge my credit card or else… I only have 2 things going for me right now that can be taken away. Caffeine free diet pepsi and, well, the other. You know, I really don’t want either one gone, so I’m giving in and going shopping. YEAH! Now, spill, please suggest something I can wear for the summer! I have ONE family reunion to go to, in JULY. Outside. I will still be nursing baby. Suggestions?