112 responses

  1. ColleenMHV
    November 18, 2015

    I love the plaid dress! Love seeing pics of the baby. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Jessica
    November 18, 2015

    I wear jeans almost all the time…so I’ll probably wear those. 🙂 I have skinny jeans and booties so I still like to look fashionable but I would LOVE to win some leggings to wear under some fall-ish dresses! You look great, btw, and thanks for your honesty,

  3. Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    November 18, 2015

    Thanks for being real and honest about the fact that you’re not 100% comfortable in your body. I think you look great. That gray dress is really cute.
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  4. Hannah Hawley
    November 18, 2015

    Love the plaid dress! and whatever makes you feel like you is the best option.
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  5. Katie @ Live Half Full
    November 18, 2015

    I’m in the same boat as you. For now getting my body back just isn’t my focus. I thought it would be, but it’s not my priority!
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  6. Laura z
    November 18, 2015

    Skinny jeans and a sweater…or pajamas If I feel like it. My family is coming to my place this year…

  7. Ana S
    November 18, 2015

    You look adorable with your new clothes !! I am hoping to be in your boat soon 🙂

  8. Belinda
    November 18, 2015

    I love the plaid dress and the leggings! You’re doing great. I’ve been trying to get pregnant for a long time, and it’s refreshing to hear the honesty and yet the gratefulness when you talk about your body and what it has given you, your daughter. I can’t wait for my body to do that, but when it does I know there will be some days I struggle with my body. Heck, I have those days now 😉

  9. Stephanie @ Off The Eaten Path STL
    November 18, 2015

    I’m wearing something similar for thanksgiving! A dress, cardigan, and leggings!
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  10. Megan
    November 18, 2015

    Love this post. I am 11 weeks (+2 days!) pregnant, and even though it’s my first, I’m already noticing huge changes in my body. It’s starting to become a struggle to get dressed every day, with those darn hormones kicking in to try and convince me that I look awful in everything. I’m at a point where it’s too soon for maternity clothes, but I hate the thought of buying too many new things because I know it won’t be long before they don’t fit either. Just trying to keep it in perspective and remember that this will ALL be worth it in June!

  11. Jen P
    November 18, 2015

    Love those leggings! I need to get some for the winter!

  12. Chelsey P
    November 18, 2015

    I would love those leggings! And- I so appreciate your honesty and candidness about being a post-partum Mom. We need more truth like yours to come out! Life’s beauty is found when you share truth- not when you share what things ‘should’ look like (aka perfect/fake instagram pictures!). You are an inspiration.

  13. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    November 18, 2015

    I’m breaking out my winter jumpsuits!
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  14. Jenn
    November 18, 2015

    Thanks for reminding me I need to pick a Thanksgiving outfit. Definitely needs to be a dress or tunic w/ leggings 😛

  15. LaTanya
    November 18, 2015

    A tunic, leggings, and boots

  16. Katie R.
    November 18, 2015

    I would love to wear WP’s fleece-lined leggings for a comfortable day of eating all the foods!

  17. Susan
    November 18, 2015

    Kudos to you for being so honest! And for the record, my child was 1 before I was completely comfortable in my pre-pregnancy clothes. Nursing did not allow me to restrict food very much (if I wanted my supply to stay up, my personal experience) and with spending the first two months of my daughter’s life with her in the NICU, my weight/fitness was not a priority for a while. You will get there in time. You have the right attitude- having a healthy baby is worth everything we go through! 🙂

  18. Jess
    November 18, 2015

    You look beautiful. Stay positive, mama!

  19. BethP
    November 18, 2015

    I’m three weeks postpartum, so for Thanksgiving I’ll probably wear my magic black maxi dress which seems to always fit.

  20. Marcie
    November 18, 2015

    Breaking out heavy coats!

  21. Ann
    November 18, 2015

    I love plaid trees and I will be wearing basic black leggings on Thanksgiving Day!

  22. Lindsey @ Simply Lindsey
    November 18, 2015

    Love these clothes and postpartum outfit ideas you’ve given. They’ll be helpful for me once our little boy comes in January! This Thanksgiving I’ll probably wear some maternity jeans, a long tank, and a flowy top – my maternity go-to!
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  23. Traci
    November 18, 2015

    My husband and I are spending Thanksgiving with our friends this year, and we all decided to dress up! I’m not sure what I’m wearing yet, but it’ll likely be a colorful dress and leggings.
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  24. Kara
    November 18, 2015

    I’m 11 months post-baby and still not where I’d like. But working hard each day and so happy with my baby! I just bought new skinny cords for thanksgiving but I’m looking for a top to go with it.

  25. dahlia
    November 18, 2015

    cute outfits! I never understand how society always seems to forget that it took 9 months of being pregnant to grow this baby, how on earth can you expect your body to just change back in an instant? ridiculous. I think it’s reasonable to expect another 9 months of becoming un-pregnant 🙂 be nice to yourself,you will get there.

  26. Randyll
    November 18, 2015

    I most likely will be living in leggings and long sweaters. I also am a new mom and am trying to embrace the mom pooch.

  27. Amanda Sakovitz
    November 18, 2015

    Im wearing black pants and a lace top!

  28. Lauren
    November 18, 2015

    Leggings & Boots in the fall/winter…ALWAYS!

  29. Amanda L
    November 18, 2015

    I will probably wear jeans with a plaid shirt or sweater. We keep it casual for Thanksgiving.

  30. Chelsea H.
    November 18, 2015

    Leggings and a tunic…possibly a cardigan if its cold here in Denver.

  31. lauren
    November 18, 2015

    That first dress is great on you!
    Postpartum clothing is NO fun…but you’re distracted from baby and it is worth it, so there’s that.
    When I was nursing my now 2yo, I always wore a nursing tank as a base layer (with a nursing bra when leaving house), then a tshirt or whatever over it. Then, when I was out, I could unhook the top of the tank/bra and lift my top shirt. The nursing tank left my stomach covered and the top I pulled up kept the cleavage in check. Pregnancy and nursing were the only time i’ve ever dealt with that 😉

  32. Kelly
    November 18, 2015

    I love White Plum! Pick me! 🙂

  33. Meredith
    November 18, 2015

    I love White Plum! You look great! 🙂

  34. Meg Houle
    November 18, 2015

    aww you look great Meg.. don’t beat yourself up.

    I’m wearing a boring maroon sweatdress and boots. Comfy and can eat tons of food! 🙂

  35. Catherine
    November 18, 2015

    No shame in leggings, and you look fantastic!!

  36. Cara
    November 18, 2015

    Mama, you look AMAZING! I have 3 girls and I remember with each one how hard it was to see my postpartum body. After my 2nd daughter I completely fell in love with my curves, and some of them are still with me now and I wouldn’t change it for the world!!

    • Lori
      November 18, 2015

      Something comfy and cozy. Probably leggings, a sweater, and boots.

  37. Alex M
    November 18, 2015

    You look great, and I love the plaid dress especially. I’m pregnant now and although I love my growing bump, a lot of days it’s hard to feel confident. Posts like this remind me to be kinder to myself and understand that this is all a process.
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  38. Robin Christine
    November 18, 2015

    I am definitely going to wear something loose and flow-y. Something that allows me to breath but still looks nice enough to be dressed up.

  39. Samantha Lefave
    November 18, 2015

    I’m all about leggings and dresses for Thanksgiving! And those dresses look great on you!

  40. Jess P
    November 18, 2015

    I’ll be wearing something comfy… probably a flowy dress with leggings… gotta leave room for the turkey belly! 😉
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  41. Monica
    November 18, 2015

    I’m nearing the end of my 3rd pregnancy, so not a lot fits, but it will definitely be something comfortable!

  42. Erin Christine
    November 18, 2015

    I love these outfits on you! I love leggings and will probably wear a pair with a tunic on Thanksgiving. I hear ya on the postpartum body; it’s a tough transition. Thank you for your honest post – so many bloggers sugarcoat this!

  43. Avery
    November 18, 2015

    Let me just say, you look amazing! In fact I think you look particularly put together, esp for having such a little one. Take heart! Also, after having the same struggles you described here, I just decided I was gonna have 3 different sizes of clothes in my closet until I was done having babies. My “regular” size – pre baby but with wider hips, haha! My “postpartum size” (took me a year to get the last 15 off, lost all my weight AFTER I stopped nursing) – no shame, but I needed clothes to wear for that year! And my maternity size. Not the most budget friendly thing in the world but I will keep all the sizes until I’m consistently the same weight and done having babies! I think having clothes you like makes a big difference in how you feel, especially in that postpartum stage! I love your honesty here! 🙂 but you look awesome all the same!

  44. Courtney
    November 18, 2015

    I’m probably going to wear something loose and comfortable so I can eat multiple helpings of sweet potato casserole. Lol!

  45. Whitney S.
    November 18, 2015

    Probably jeans and a top! I’d rather think about the cooking than my clothes, honestly.

  46. Sarah r
    November 18, 2015

    After some recent health scares… I am SO THANKFUL for my family’s health.

  47. Cassie G
    November 18, 2015

    I’ll be wearing leggings and a tunic so I can be as comfortable as possible! This is the first year in a long time that we don’t have to travel, so I am going to take advantage of being “at home” and not having to try too hard 😉

  48. Katie D.
    November 18, 2015

    I’m wearing leggings!!!

    My post partum weight came off sooo slowly, I had to buy some new clothes for work when I returned because I had about 3 things that fit. I slowly got back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but at a whole new body shape. Then I started putting weight back on, as I weaned. Now I’m pregnant with baby #2 and my size is much larger now than when I was 15 weeks with #1. Oh well!

  49. Maryz
    November 18, 2015

    Jeans and a sweater!

  50. Michele
    November 18, 2015

    I’d love to give some of these leggings as Christmas gifts this year!

  51. Jen A
    November 18, 2015

    I think a sweater dress and leggings

  52. Nicole
    November 18, 2015

    As a new mom with 18 pounds left to lose if love some leggings!
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  53. Brianne
    November 18, 2015

    Leggings and a shirt or pjs!! Only our small little family celebrating this year

  54. missMaegan
    November 18, 2015

    Im thinking a sweater dress with tights

  55. Lindsay Edwards
    November 18, 2015

    We don’t do anything too fancy, so I usually dress casual.
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  56. Cassie
    November 18, 2015

    It’s hard not to stress out about the baby weight. But honestly nursing will help you shed those extra lbs.

  57. Karen
    November 18, 2015

    You look great! I had a very similar experience. I never really lost a good chunk after I had my son. I had to find something I could wear while trying to work on it. These are all great options and I love the leggings.
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  58. Jess
    November 18, 2015

    For Thanksgiving this year I’ll probably be keeping it low key with jeans and a nice top or sweater.

  59. Carolyn Hardy
    November 18, 2015

    Hey girl hey.
    Time to clean out your closet and start fresh. Seriously. You can get back to your pre-preg weight and clothes still won’t fit the same. White Plum needs to hook you up with a new closet and then you will be set. Day by day. You will get there. xx
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  60. Molly S
    November 18, 2015

    I’ll be wearing work clothes at the start of the day. Later on will be a sweater and leggings.

  61. Heather Rose
    November 18, 2015

    I haven’t even thought about what I’ll be wearing…but it most likely will be leggings ?

  62. Kelly Riedel
    November 18, 2015

    I’m about 2.5 months away from my first child’s arrival, so I will be keeping it comfy this Thanksgiving with a long sweater, scarf, and maternity skinny jeans.

  63. Leah
    November 18, 2015

    I’m thinking about wearing a tunic and leggings for Thanksgiving but I’m not sure yet. I’ve been wanting to try some of these leggings for a while now!

  64. Erin M.
    November 18, 2015

    I’m wearing yoga pants…just me and my mom this year,so no dressing up for me!

  65. DJ
    November 18, 2015

    I am planning to wear skinny jeans and a cute red top.

  66. Kristen
    November 18, 2015

    I’m going to wear jeans and a sweater!
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  67. bry
    November 18, 2015

    Your honesty is always super refreshing, especially in this bogus culture of dropping all the body within 2 months. It doesn’t happen like that for the majority of people!
    I too had the same problem! It took me 3 months to get back to a tight size 10, usually I’m a size 8. My boobs went down a little bit by month 3, but I love BF so that’s not going to change for a while. Now at 5months PP I feel more comfortable with my body. I’m 10lbs above my average weight (gained 42). Exercise consists of weight lifting at the gym, climbing with hubby, and weight lifting at home all once a week. And my babe and I try to go for hour long walks when I’m off work. I went back at 32 hours a week and that extra day makes such a huge difference. Best of luck and thanks again for the post!

  68. Lara
    November 18, 2015

    There is no shame in wearing comfy clothing postpartum! I’m right there with you, mama! I wore black leggings EVERY DAY for 4 months after I had my son last November. Thankfully it was cool here in Michigan and I just paired them with sweater dresses which made me look slightly put together. Ha. Also, don’t stress about the weight, you’re doing great! I struggled to lose the last 8 pounds for months and when I stopped nursing they literally fell off within two weeks. I think we retain a fat storage for the baby when breastfeeding? Enjoy that little one and you’re time at home! 🙂

  69. Yvonne
    November 18, 2015

    I’m either going to go with jeggings and a sweater, or some new printed leggings and a tunic sweater. We’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving in VT with the in laws, and a cozy sweater and Vermont just go perfectly together. I’m leaning more towards the leggings, because even though I became a mom 3 years ago, I still didn’t lose all the baby weight, so leggings, comfy, and stretch are still very much my friends. We’re almost ready to start thinking about baby #2, and at this point, I almost feel like not even trying to take the weight off until I’m done with babies and breastfeeding.

  70. liz
    November 18, 2015

    You look lovely and healthy in your new clothes!

  71. Meghan
    November 18, 2015

    Leggings from White Plum and a gray poncho!

  72. Jenna
    November 19, 2015

    I love love love those holiday leggings!! They would be so cute underneath a cute dress all winter.

  73. Jen F.
    November 19, 2015

    I don’t know! Something fall-ish. Leggings and a cute mustard sweater probably 🙂

  74. Nikki
    November 19, 2015

    Those leggings rock!

  75. Kate
    November 19, 2015

    AHHH I’ve wanted leggings from White Plum for weeks! Yes please 🙂
    PS I love the blue dress on you- it’s not a mom dress.

  76. Reenie
    November 19, 2015

    You look great Meghann ~ those outfits are really cute on you.

  77. Laura t.
    November 19, 2015

    I’m thankful for my health, my family, and fiance!

  78. Sheena @ Paws and Pavement
    November 19, 2015

    I love the festive leggings! I start my new job December first and have been living in leggings since I really only leave the house to walk the dogs and go to the gym. Hey, it happens to all of us!
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  79. Dieititan Jess
    November 19, 2015

    Love White Plums clothes especially their leggings! You are doing an awesome job of being a mom and that’s all the matters 🙂 Thanks for being so open and honest with your journey!
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  80. Loretta
    November 19, 2015

    The baby weight will come off when your body is ready. Just eat healthy and stay active.

  81. Rachel P.
    November 19, 2015

    I’m pregnant with my first and would LOVE to stock up on leggings before she gets here!

  82. Amanda
    November 19, 2015

    Leggings are usually a given on Thanksgiving for comfort and warmth. I was one month pp last year at Thanksgiving and while it took me awhile to feel comfortable again but I was grateful for the winter and it’s forgiving wardrobe!

  83. Michelle
    November 19, 2015

    You look great and those dresses are super cute! 🙂

  84. Alexa
    November 19, 2015

    Your fertility journey, and your weight gain, and now postpartum weight loss seem to Sooooo mirror mine! I also gained 50 lbs (with both my pregnancies), had a c-section with my first, and had no idea how long it would take me to lose it, but was so happy that if that’s what it took to have a healthy baby, than that’s what it took! You will get there, it will take time, and effort, but you will get there, and honestly, feel better than ever–good luck! (and here are my two posts on post-baby weight loss)


  85. Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
    November 19, 2015

    I have no idea! Something comfy I can be active in. Thanksgiving for us involves being outside as much as possible at my uncle’s ranch.
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  86. Katie M
    November 19, 2015

    I’m wearing something warm and comfy, probably leggings and a sweater.

  87. Ashlee
    November 19, 2015

    My “Thankful Mama” shirt from Ezra + Eli! It’s my lil man’s first thanksgiving and I am so thankful for him!

  88. Kaelin
    November 19, 2015

    I always feel better when I like the clothes I have on, sweatpants or party dress!

    I plan to wear layers – flannel plaid and a t-shirt – so I can stay comfortable at my family’s gathering.

  89. Allison A
    November 19, 2015

    I love white plum! Their leggings are great!

  90. Emily Grisso
    November 19, 2015

    I finally purchased my first pair of leggings and I LOVE them.

    You are looking great!

  91. Allie
    November 20, 2015

    Ugh, that in between stage. Last year after I had my son I had to go back to work at 6 weeks. I went out and bought a few pants. I felt so much better wearing clothes that fit! I love that blue dress on you!

    For Thanksgiving I plan on wearing a comfortable dress and leggings. I’m hosting so I don’t have to be in my nice clothes all day 🙂
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  92. Nicole
    November 20, 2015

    I think I am going to wear skinny jeans (stretchy) with a sweater. Comfy and casual

  93. Beth
    November 20, 2015

    Great post! So nice to see honesty like this and for women to realize that it’s totally normal not to be back to ‘normal’ (whatever that is!) at 6 weeks! I have had 2 children and with each one, felt very similarly to how you describe feeling here. The thing that helped me was joining weight watchers. Because I was nursing, I got a ton of extra points each day. It was a really good way for me to cut out the mindless eating that I found myself doing that came along with sleep deprivation! I ended up losing weight relatively quickly this way and helped me get back to fitting in my clothes which made going back to work a tiny bit easier to accept. Anyway, not saying you need this at all – you look great and your baby is adorable. I just wanted to share what worked for me!

  94. Anna
    November 20, 2015

    First, I think you look adorable in all of the outfits!!
    Second, I love your honesty! I am not a mama yet (TTC now!) but I am glad that I will have these posts to look back to!
    Third, my thanksgiving is going to be really low key this year so I’ll probably just rock jeans & a tshirt or leggings and a tshirt.

  95. Anna
    November 20, 2015

    I’m pregnant, so this Thanksgiving I’m planning on wearing a flowy dress, scarf and boots.
    Thanks for a great giveaway and being real about your postpartum body.

  96. Paige Phillips
    November 20, 2015

    I used to think that jeans were my “go to” for weekends–I am SO glad that tights are now so popular. They are so comfortable and can be dressed up or down for most occasions!

  97. Hannah H
    November 20, 2015

    White Plum reindeer leggings and a tunic!

  98. Erin
    November 20, 2015

    i have a small family so i think leggings and a loose sweater are perfect for thanksgiving

  99. Alissa
    November 20, 2015

    I love leggings!

  100. Andrea Q.G
    November 20, 2015

    You look great, congratulations = D

    I loved the legging pants.

  101. Stacey
    November 21, 2015

    I think you are beautiful. I haven’t had a baby (we’re struggling with infertility…) but I imagine I would have the same feelings. Thank you for sharing. For now, focus on being healthy and giving lots of love to that baby girl!

  102. Trish
    November 21, 2015

    I had my kid 7 months ago and still have a baby pouch. I am back at my pre-baby weight but I am not the same shape at all. I like to blame it on my abs being destroyed during a c-section.

  103. Melissa
    November 22, 2015

    I feel ya!! I’m 9 months PP and clothes are still not fitting the way they used to (even after training for a half marathon)! I have been living in a size larger curvy jeans from ann Taylor and loose fitting sweaters. I love the dresses you got and the leggings are positively perfect for winter, especially as a new mom!

  104. Katie @ Balanced RD
    November 22, 2015

    Those outfits are super cute! You look great and your baby is adorable!

  105. Sarah
    November 22, 2015

    Jeans and a blouse.

  106. Megan J.
    November 22, 2015

    All the leggings! So cute!

  107. Lindsay
    November 23, 2015

    Love their leggings so much! Leggings + Thanksgiving dinner = Pass the potatoes, time for round two!

  108. Heather
    November 23, 2015

    Something warm! I am visiting my sister in Seattle! Brrrr

  109. Melanie
    November 23, 2015

    I will probably wear something casual like jeans and a sweater. I haven’t decided yet!

  110. Emily @ The Swallow Flies
    November 24, 2015

    You look BEAUTIFUL!
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  111. AB
    November 24, 2015

    I dont know yet but probably jeans

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