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Figuring Out My Postpartum Body (+ White Plum Giveaway)

by Meghann on November 18, 2015

This post is sponsored by White Plum

Let’s be real. I’m a new mom who gave birth via c-section 6 weeks ago.

As much as I’d love to shout it from the roof tops that I have my pre-baby body back and I can zip up my pre-pregnancy jeans without a problem, it would be a big fat lie.

The truth is my pre-pregnancy jeans won’t even make it over my thighs. And despite losing 30 lbs in my first week after giving birth (which I mainly attribute to the baby and fluid), I’ve only lost 4 lbs in the 5 weeks that have followed. I’m still about 16 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight with not much of a plan of how to lose it. Not that I really care about numbers, I’m merely mentioning the fact to prove that I am a real human who, like most real humans, isn’t back at their pre-pregnancy weight overnight.

My body changed a lot during pregnancy. Not only did my belly grow, but so did my breasts, thighs, and arms. I may not have the big baby bump anymore, but I do have a belly pouch, larger-than-normal thighs, and breasts that seem so big they’re unnatural. I’m a new mom, this is to be expected.

I knew going into this that my body would change and I accepted that. If having a healthy, beautiful baby girl meant gaining 50 lbs and never being able to fit in my pants again, I would take those facts in stride. Still, knowing my body would change and getting back in shape would take some time, the struggle to get dressed everyday still sucks. In fact, there are some days I step out of the shower, look at my closet and just plain cry (thanks, hormones!).

I’m in that odd middle ground where I can no longer stand the majority of my maternity clothes, yet am struggling to make my pre-pregnancy clothes work. My biggest problem is my boobs. They’re gigantic and the main reason why a lot of my old tops are tight or are suddenly too revealing (low cut = bad). Not only that, I also have to be conscious of whether an outfit is nursing friendly when I’m getting dressed. Can I unbutton the shirt? Does it lift up easily? Can my child eat without any issues? And as much as I love nursing tanks, I’m not comfortable enough to wear a nursing tank in public without some sort of shirt over it because a) cleavage and b) belly pouch.

I’m usually okay rotating the same 4 or 5 shirts each week and have been living exclusively in black leggings (yep, I’m that mom and I have no shame), but the time has come to temporarily bulk up my wardrobe for upcoming family gatherings (gotta love the holidays!) and eventually returning to work. While I’d like to think my current shape is just temporary, I have no timeline to determine just what “temporary” means.

And I’m not going to lie, shopping for clothes at this stage has been rough. As much as I’d like to think I’m this strong, confident woman who is happy with the way she looks 100% of the time, I’m not. I love my body, but it’s not easy to try something on that’s 2 sizes larger than what you used to wear and still have it be too small. Mix that with hormones, this horrible heat (the heat always makes me cranky), and the fact that I wasn’t even 100% in love with what I was trying on in the first place; and you have a recipe for disaster.

With all that being said, White Plum reached out to me to do a review and giveaway at just the right time. While Annalynn clusterfed one evening, I spent an hour pouring through their site, looking for a couple of outfits that would fit my postpartum figure, were nursing friendly, and could be worn for Thanksgiving.  I placed my order and crossed my fingers they would work. Thankfully they arrived and were just what I was looking for.

Plaid Fad Collared Dress

thanksgiving outfit

Though I wish it was a tad longer (I’ll probably pair it with leggings/tights for Thanksgiving), I love this dress. I’m wearing the medium, which fits loose and comfortably – just as it’s intended. I love that it’s not clingy and does a great job of covering the belly pouch. The buttons mean the dress is nursing friendly and the color is perfect for fall. There were no tears when trying this on, a huge bonus!

Catie Sweater Dress

Catie Sweater dress

I walked out of the bedroom in this and my husband told me I officially look like a mom. Mom mantra: when in doubt, add a cardigan. I love this dress, but it’s a little too form fitting over my breasts. I added the cardigan and it seemed to draw attention away from the ladies. The material is really stretchy, which means the semi-low cut top can easily be pulled down for nursing. While I probably wouldn’t recommend pulling it down constantly to nurse (and stretching it out too much), I’m sure I could get away with doing it for short outings when a dress is needed.

Log Cabin Leggings

holiday leggings

And as a new mom who is living almost exclusively in leggings, you know I had to throw some holiday patterns in the mix. Sometimes leggings can just be fun. 🙂

White Plum Giveaway & Discount

In honor of the upcoming holidays and cozy leggings season, White Plum is giving away five pairs of leggings to one winner ($100 value).

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Psst… check out White Plum’s awesome leggings guide. It’s a great “how-to” for wearing leggings.

To enter, just use the raffle copter below. The contest is open to U.S. residents only and ends 11/24.
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You can also use the GIVEMM25 for 25% off entire purchase at WhitePlum.com until 11/25.

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1 ColleenMHV November 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

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

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2 Jessica November 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

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,

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3 Jen @ Pretty Little Grub November 18, 2015 at 9:41 am

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 at 9:55 am

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 at 10:03 am

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 at 10:04 am

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

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7 Ana S November 18, 2015 at 10:11 am

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

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8 Belinda November 18, 2015 at 10:29 am

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 😉

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9 Stephanie @ Off The Eaten Path STL November 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

I’m wearing something similar for thanksgiving! A dress, cardigan, and leggings!
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10 Megan November 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

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!

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11 Jen P November 18, 2015 at 10:37 am

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

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12 Chelsey P November 18, 2015 at 10:41 am

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.

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13 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 18, 2015 at 10:41 am

I’m breaking out my winter jumpsuits!
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14 Jenn November 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

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

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15 LaTanya November 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

A tunic, leggings, and boots

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16 Katie R. November 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

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

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17 Susan November 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

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! 🙂

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18 Jess November 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

You look beautiful. Stay positive, mama!

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19 BethP November 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

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

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20 Marcie November 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

Breaking out heavy coats!

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21 Ann November 18, 2015 at 11:38 am

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

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22 Lindsey @ Simply Lindsey November 18, 2015 at 11:57 am

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 at 12:07 pm

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 at 12:13 pm

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.

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25 dahlia November 18, 2015 at 12:21 pm

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.

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26 Randyll November 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm

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.

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27 Amanda Sakovitz November 18, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Im wearing black pants and a lace top!

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28 Lauren November 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Leggings & Boots in the fall/winter…ALWAYS!

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29 Amanda L November 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm

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

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30 Chelsea H. November 18, 2015 at 1:10 pm

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

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31 lauren November 18, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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 😉

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32 Kelly November 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

I love White Plum! Pick me! 🙂

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33 Meredith November 18, 2015 at 1:31 pm

I love White Plum! You look great! 🙂

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34 Meg Houle November 18, 2015 at 1:31 pm

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! 🙂

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35 Catherine November 18, 2015 at 1:38 pm

No shame in leggings, and you look fantastic!!

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36 Cara November 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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!!

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37 Lori November 18, 2015 at 2:04 pm

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

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38 Alex M November 18, 2015 at 1:44 pm

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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39 Robin Christine November 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm

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.

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40 Samantha Lefave November 18, 2015 at 2:06 pm

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

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41 Jess P November 18, 2015 at 2:09 pm

I’ll be wearing something comfy… probably a flowy dress with leggings… gotta leave room for the turkey belly! 😉
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42 Monica November 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm

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

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43 Erin Christine November 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm

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!

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44 Avery November 18, 2015 at 2:35 pm

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!

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45 Courtney November 18, 2015 at 2:49 pm

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

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46 Whitney S. November 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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

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47 Sarah r November 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm

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

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48 Cassie G November 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

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 😉

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49 Katie D. November 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

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!

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50 Maryz November 18, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Jeans and a sweater!

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51 Michele November 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm

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

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52 Jen A November 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

I think a sweater dress and leggings

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53 Nicole November 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

As a new mom with 18 pounds left to lose if love some leggings!
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54 Brianne November 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

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

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55 missMaegan November 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Im thinking a sweater dress with tights

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56 Lindsay Edwards November 18, 2015 at 5:09 pm

We don’t do anything too fancy, so I usually dress casual.
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57 Cassie November 18, 2015 at 5:49 pm

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

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58 Karen November 18, 2015 at 6:44 pm

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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59 Jess November 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm

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

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60 Carolyn Hardy November 18, 2015 at 6:52 pm

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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61 Molly S November 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm

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

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62 Heather Rose November 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

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

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63 Kelly Riedel November 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm

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.

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64 Leah November 18, 2015 at 8:11 pm

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!

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65 Erin M. November 18, 2015 at 8:52 pm

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

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66 DJ November 18, 2015 at 9:01 pm

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

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67 Kristen November 18, 2015 at 9:14 pm

I’m going to wear jeans and a sweater!
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68 bry November 18, 2015 at 9:52 pm

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!

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69 Lara November 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

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! 🙂

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70 Yvonne November 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm

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.

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71 liz November 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm

You look lovely and healthy in your new clothes!

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72 Meghan November 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Leggings from White Plum and a gray poncho!

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73 Jenna November 19, 2015 at 12:23 am

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

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74 Jen F. November 19, 2015 at 8:23 am

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

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75 Nikki November 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

Those leggings rock!

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76 Kate November 19, 2015 at 10:01 am

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.

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77 Reenie November 19, 2015 at 10:10 am

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

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78 Laura t. November 19, 2015 at 10:16 am

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

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79 Sheena @ Paws and Pavement November 19, 2015 at 11:22 am

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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80 Dieititan Jess November 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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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81 Loretta November 19, 2015 at 1:24 pm

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

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82 Rachel P. November 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm

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

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83 Amanda November 19, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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!

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84 Michelle November 19, 2015 at 3:59 pm

You look great and those dresses are super cute! 🙂

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85 Alexa November 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm

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)

http://www.alexastales.blogspot.com/2013/07/post-baby-weight-loss-real-deal-from.html
http://www.alexastales.blogspot.com/2015/05/nine-months-in-vs-nine-months-out-baby.html

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86 Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More November 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm

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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87 Katie M November 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm

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

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88 Ashlee November 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm

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

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89 Kaelin November 19, 2015 at 9:36 pm

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.

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90 Allison A November 19, 2015 at 10:35 pm

I love white plum! Their leggings are great!

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91 Emily Grisso November 19, 2015 at 10:37 pm

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

You are looking great!

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92 Allie November 20, 2015 at 6:41 am

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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93 Nicole November 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

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

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94 Beth November 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

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!

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95 Anna November 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

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.

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96 Anna November 20, 2015 at 11:40 am

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.

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97 Paige Phillips November 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm

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!

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98 Hannah H November 20, 2015 at 12:55 pm

White Plum reindeer leggings and a tunic!

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99 Erin November 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

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

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100 Alissa November 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm

I love leggings!

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101 Andrea Q.G November 20, 2015 at 6:09 pm

You look great, congratulations = D

I loved the legging pants.

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102 Stacey November 21, 2015 at 10:32 am

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!

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103 Trish November 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

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.

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104 Melissa November 22, 2015 at 9:08 pm

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!

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105 Katie @ Balanced RD November 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm

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

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106 Sarah November 22, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Jeans and a blouse.

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107 Megan J. November 22, 2015 at 10:50 pm

All the leggings! So cute!

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108 Lindsay November 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

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

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109 Heather November 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm

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

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110 Melanie November 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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

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111 Emily @ The Swallow Flies November 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm

You look BEAUTIFUL!
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112 AB November 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm

I dont know yet but probably jeans

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