Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mom Bod - What to Wear

Hello readers! Paige here to talk about my postpartum mom bod! Yep, I still have one. It's been three and a half months and I'm 12 lbs over my pre-baby weight ='( I gained 60 lbs during my pregnancy though so I guess I'm not too mad about it! What can you do?

My outfit (below right) has been my go to style ever since MJ was born. I carry my weight in my lower half, so dresses look much more flattering on me than pants do! My stomach is almost back to normal so I always try to accentuate it. I still have a little extra something something in my lower belly however, which I cover up by tying a chambray or flannel around my waist. It also helps cover up the extra stuff I've got going on in my hips and booty! ;)

If you carry your weight up top, I envy you. Loose fitting tunics and tops are so in right now and you can find them everywhere! Pair a cute, loose fitting top with your favorite stretchy leggings (until you fit back in your jeans) and you're set! Regan's outfit (below) is a perfect example. 

I hope any new moms out there struggling to lose the baby weight like me can find this helpful! Remember, you're body went through these changes to bring you one of the most beautiful gifts life has to offer. Try not to worry too much about the weight, and just dress to flatter your body and make yourself feel good! Eat healthy and work out when you can, but most of all enjoy this precious time!!

Thanks so much for reading. Outfit details linked below :)

Paige: Dress | Chambray | Shoes | Sunglasses (on sale!)

Regan: Tunic (on sale!) | Leggings | Shoes | Hat | Bracelet

MJ: Stroller | Shoes | Onsie (on sale!) | Bib (on sale!)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Back to Work

Paige here to talk about officially becoming a working mom! Last month I finally went back to work selling real estate, and although I LOVE my job I have to say it's been a little bitter sweet. Luckily, selling homes provides me with a fairly flexible schedule, but spending time and energy focused on something other than MJ has been an adjustment!

It was always the plan to take the standard 6-8 weeks off after having the baby, and then return to work full time with a few minor adjustments… I’d do more of my office work from home, and schedule home showings in the evenings when my husband is home or when my mother-in-law could watch him. Easy-peasy, right?! To be honest, I thought I’d actually enjoy returning to work and having a little time away from everything baby! When the time came however, I felt differently.