Post # 1
I’m a regular on the 1+ ttc board, and will do my first round of ivf next month. I hope to be wearing maternity clothes soon. Yet I just bought myself some (inexpensive) flat- tummy clothing. If we get a bfp, did I just waste this money? How long (if at all) until you could wear your pre baby clothes? Could you ( gasp) wear a bikini? If I refrained from all clothing purchases I’d feel like I was jinxing myself, but also hope I won’t have to replace much of my closet if I get lucky enough to get pregnant. My mom looked like she was wearing her regular clothes in a photo of her posing outside the hospital with a newborn me, but I know that I might not carry like my mom did, even if we have very similar builds.
Post # 3
It took me about four months. Everyone is different. Plus I was pumping (he couldn’t latch) which helped take the weight off. I cannot really wear a bikinI. I wear high waisted ones due to stretch marks around my belly button
Post # 4
Don’t forget that you’ll still be able to wear those clothes for a few months after you get pregnant. I’m 10 weeks and just thinking about wearing maternity clothes. Don’t deprive yourself of new clothes, you deserve nice things. Once baby comes you’ll be second fiddle lol.
Post # 5
@HopefulForLittleOne: Honestly my baby is 11 days old and I’m about 7 pounds from my pre baby weight. I gained 30-35 while pregnant. I still have a tummy pooch but I’m not surprised that should go away within 6 weeks as the uterus contracts or exercise will help when I’m cleared for that. I’m BFing/pumping every 2-3 hours and that certainly helps.
Post # 6
One of my sisters got back into hers about 3 months later. Three years later, my other sister is not back into hers yet 🙁
Post # 7
Thanks, I’ll just have to wear everything now before I get bloated from the stim drugs, and then I just have to hope (though I really want to have a bump!). My mom didn’t really show with me until she was 6 months along, and then just popped. When I bought new stuff last year, I got a few jersey empire waist dresses, so I could wear those while bloated or pregnant (in the early stages at least). But most of the stuff I got this time around is not so forgiving (flat front dresses and pencil skirts, but I’ve been wearing the same pencil skirt that I bought 13 years ago, so I think it was time!). I feel really silly because after many years of not buying a swimsuit (and altering bikini bottoms when the elastic on my favorite suit started to give), I bought *3*, 2 of which are bikinis. I feel like I should return the bikinis, but I feel like doing so will jinx myself. I guess I’ll just have to wear them a lot this summer! Everything is from Target or H&M, so its not like I’m out a lot of money if I can’t wear it again.
Did you need new shoes and bras post-baby? I’ve heard some women’s feet and breast size is permanently changed (and of course part of my purchase was 3 pairs of ballet flats and a bra, though I have a variety of bra sizes since my boobs shrink when I’m in fabulous shape– which I am not right now).
Post # 8
6 weeks for me. I do know how lucky I was but I was also only 22 which I’m sure would make a huge difference. I’m now 35 and know that my metabolism is not the same and I’m sure I wouldn’t bounce back as quickly:(
Post # 9
i was young so i bounced back immediately (like when i left the hospital). my mother was the same way. i’m not sure about bikinis. my son was born in january so i wasn’t putting one on until june earliest. mind you, i did wear one when i was 3 & 4 months pregnant.
i only wish my body would bounce back like that now.
Post # 10
Hah. I will never wear my prebaby size again. I was a 3 or 5 back then (I have a 7 year old) and my hips spread making it so I will probably never be under a 9. I’ve yoyo’d +/- 30 lbs since I had him, most of the time hovering closer to the weight I was at the end of the pregnancy.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m 4 months out and I am still 20 lbs up. I’m breastfeedings and exercising. I only gained 30 lbs total. I’m struggling to get rid of all the weight but the baby herself.
Post # 12
I wore pre-pregnant clothes home from the hospital.
Post # 13
It’s hard to say. Everyone’s bodies are different. I haven’t had my baby yet (31 weeks pregnant) and I was/am overweight before I was pregnant. I’ve lost about 20 pounds so far during my pregnancy. Not intentionally, I ate and did what I was supposed to do, docs weren’t concerned and my baby was growing. So most of my pre pregnancy clothes fit me now because I’ve lost weight. I was an 2XL-3XL pre pregnancy and now I’m between a L and XL. So I have no idea what I’ll be wearing when I leave the hospital.
I say it’s good you bought clothes. Look good while you’re TTC! But everyone’s bodies are different.
Post # 14
It’s really impossible to say. I’m about five months postpartum and am only back in a few pairs of my pants and tops…with significant muffin top 🙂
I was always really thin and muscular, and assumed I’d bounce back quickly. I’m EBF, exercising…and apparrantly hanging onto this last 15 pounds for dear life. It is frustrating!!
I don’t think I will ever be back in a bikini. I don’t have stretch marks, but I have extra skin that is just hanging there, and when I bend over my belly looks like a sharpe. It’s Tankinis for me from now on 🙂
Post # 15
Im 4 weeks post partum and i am wearing pre pregnancy shirts and have been since i came home. I have a slight pooch at my belly button but i also have diastasis recti so my tummy muscles havent gone back together which is why the pooch is there.
I cant fit into my pre pregnancy jeans as my thighs and hips are wider than they were. i cant get them past my knees!!
Post # 16
I just wanted to say… please don’t let a post-baby body stop you from wearing a bikini if you want to wear a bikini. Your body is wonderful, has been wonderful, and will still be wonderful after you have a baby (possibly even moreso) and no one is entitled to say it is not worthy of whatever article of clothing you want to put on it, bikini included.