I've been wearing maternity jeans (one size up from my pre-pregnancy size) since I had the baby. Not like, full over the belly maternity jeans, the kind that has the all around the waist sort of spandexy waistband thing. Oh, I see it's called a demi-panel. Anyhow, that's what I've been wearing, for pants, since I had the baby. The baby who will be four months old tomorrow.
This is my second week back at work, and I realized very quickly last Monday (first day!) that my maternity jeans situation was just not doing wonders for my self esteem.
So I bought a pair of regular adult lady waistband jeans, two sizes up from pre-pregnancy, but no maternity waist. I got them last night, and man. I hate this pants size, but I feel like a million bucks relative to maternity jeans me. I should probably buy a second pair of pants in this (temporary!) size.
Speaking of this size being temporary, I am super done being this size! I was already about 25lbs up from the Jenny Grace Comfort Zone when I got pregnant, and now I'm 15lbs up from THAT weight. So overall I feel 40lbs too heavy to like the way I look in things.
If I consume fewer calories than I burn, I don't produce enough breastmilk to feed my infant. So I can't diet, or really focus on weightloss at all right now.
Which is a bummer.
And all of my 'free' time at work right now is devoted to my slog of a pumping schedule, so I don't have much (any) time to add in exercise.
I don't know where I'm going with this, except that I should definitely pack away the maternity pants (make me feel like sea slug), but I would like to buy as few pants as possible at this weight because spending money on temporary clothes fills me with despair. Except maybe not as despair-filled as when I don't have clothes at all.