Friday, August 31, 2007


Did you like how I used the term 'deflating' in my last blog? I learned that from this documentary on a family with quadruplets or sextuplets or some huge number of children born at once. Anyhow, the husband referred to his wife's body as "deflated" after having all those children. Of course, I would kill Jeff if he called my body that, no matter how many children I had at once! Jeff so kindly tells me that I look great, especially only two weeks after having a baby, which I deeply appreciate.

Yes, the end result is not good as far as a woman's body goes, but the child is totally worth all the stretch marks, extra weight, deflation, etc. Although I was able to get back down to my normal weight after having Maya, I was not able to get down to my normal size of clothing. Oh, how fun it is to mail a huge box of clothes to your sister-in-law who can now fit into your 'old' size of clothes better than you can or ever will.

My friend Jane, who looks awesome after having kids, wants to do a half marathon in December. I've decided to try to take her up on this crazy idea because we both have had children in the past few months and it is the only way we can lose those final lingering ten pounds.

I am now wearing my transition clothing. Call it what you will... fat clothes, early maternity clothes, or even your husband's clothes... it is not flattering but it is functional and roomy. I have a job interview next week and I'm hoping to look great by then... does anyone have any tips?

While on the operating table, I was betting my OB that this baby just HAD to be huge because my belly stuck out WAY more (see last post pic) than with Maya, even though I weighed exactly the same. He quickly informed me that my body probably just stretched out more since I'm now "older" and that my body probably didn't have as much elasticity as it used to. Wow, thanks for the pep talk, Doc.


glittersmama said...

I wish I had an tips. I'm still hanging on to those last 10 pounds. Grr.

glittersmama said...

Where is your job interview?

Melanie said...

The same thing happened to me after the birth of my first child - same weight, not the same size. How does it all shift around like that?

Jane Schell said...

I have already registered for the 1/2 marathon. If you register before October 1 it is only $45. I am excited that you are going to join me/us.