postpartum pants

15 May 2014

Oh
My
Goodness
Grace ... when you were pregnant that's all you rattled and rambled and rambled ... on and on and ON about and now that we are safely on the other side of the delivery room ... you and the postpartum prattle are inseparable.

True. It's true. You just have to take it or leave it around here .... I like to think that I'm all kinds of introspective and circumspect about life in general but ... nope. It's mainly kids and diaper contents and wardrobe woes these days. I'll move on at some point ... gird your surprised face for that fancy day in the near or distant future.

So.

so, so, so. I mentioned that Blythe had blogged about some magical postpartum jeans and all it took was one of Gap's 40% off sale events (that happen about as often as I have to walk a diaper outside to the big trashcan so ... allthetime ... ) for me to pull the copycat trigger. But! not before I rapid fire texted her a million questions about the size situation. I also read a lot of the reviews and a lot of people said to order a whole size down because the fit was so "huge". So I ordered a whole size up from my regular Gap size because ... girl pregnancies are not kind to this bod. Not kind at all.

And then they came! And I could barely get them buttoned. Barely. Climbing stairs was also completely out of the question. Blythe assured me that they stretch quickly and easily and that she "needed a belt for hers by the end of the day" ..... which was about as reassuring as hearing a loud crash from somewhere in the house and Julia hollering out, "don't worry! everysing is just fine!" ... while Sebastian yells, "no spanking, please!!" ... super duper reassuring.

Anyway .. I gave them a few days and lots of hours of wear around the house and they've stretched a bit ...


Yes, I rock wedges around the house. No, I don't ... but I just found them under Julia's bed {along with every Costco receipt ever - I'll need to dedicate a post to her hoarding problem soon and very soon} and thought they looked a lot better than my usual mom hooves. And my glasses from Firmoo.

And so ... postpartum pants. I dig them ... and I'll dig them more in a few weeks when I'll be reaching for a belt, I'm sure. Smiles. Big smiles.

And would you look at this ...

Drew gave birth to a baby girl the day before Phoebe was born (I think! From what I've read on lots of gossipy websites ... my notsosecret vice) and look what she was rocking at 3 weeks postpartum the other day ...

via eOnline's gram account ... a legal (?) screenshot for you to enjoy

Drew ... don't be shy. If you're a closet reader of the Camp or The Fike Life .... there's no need to be ashamed. We're so happy to have you aboard.

Also! I was super tempted to type all about my thoughts on postpartum body ish but then I remembered I already did that over here on Madeline's blog. It's fun .. I promise.

And if you have any magical postpartum clothing that you'd like to tell me about ... I'm all blinkless eyes. My yogas are about to go on strike and I can't say that I'll have the energy to even think about stopping them.

41 comments:

  1. And here where you start getting hate mail for looking so damn good right after having a baby!! I will not be posting postpartum pictures....ever. But you go girl.

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  2. You look amazing (as always)! What length did you get?

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    1. how tall are you, Grace? I should probably get the ankle fit.... ;)

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  3. Gap's 1969 Perfect Bootcut are THE jeans of choice in these postpartum parts. I may or may not be in their largest size at the moment. I actually gained weight after giving birth, thanks whack hormones (so I very far from my goal, but I'm totally embracing the pudge this time around). Those of us who need a waistband that will contain some jiggle benefit from the very flattering sturdy-but-fashionable cut and fabric of the Perfect Bootcut. I'd buy everyone a pair if I could. :)

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  4. You used "circumspect" in a blog post 3 weeks post hosting the USS Phoebe Birth Canal Voyage!!! I am beyond impressed.

    I also put these pants in my cart. Nothing partum going on over here but my Portland food baby!

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  5. Holy postpartum hotness! You look aaa-mazing!!

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  6. I love Julia's hoarding. That was totally me as a kid. My parents called me a bag lady. You'll be reassured to know I can't stand having excess stuff anymore.

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  7. Ugh postpartum hips... Mine take so long to go back to normal that I've pretty much just sworn off pants! They took up WAY too much closet and dresser space when none of them ever fit!

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  8. yoga pants waist - but with linen wide legs
    http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=93431&vid=1&pid=952719012

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  9. Oh
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    Goodness
    Grace... HOW do you look so good after just a couple of weeks?! Postpartum me is already jealous. By the by, I say you wore them better than Drew (sorry Drew, if you're reading).

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  10. 17 months postpartum, but just ordered those jeans. If they're magical, I must own them.

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  11. Grace you just shut up now. You look better than Drew!!! And how you are doing/looking this good so soon means you a probably a robot.

    Phoebe is gorgeous. All of t hem are gorgeous. I know it must be awful stinky crazy loud chaos, but you are lucky as all get out.

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  12. I love these Target Maternity tanks. http://www.target.com/p/liz-lange-for-target-maternity-sleeveless-tank-top-assorted-colors/-/A-15008910#

    Yes, they are maternity, but they are awesome! They are super stretchy and comfy. You can dress them down or up. Love them.

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    1. haha great minds! I have one and wear it ALL the time - pregnant or not :)

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  13. Well look at your dressing like the celebs! I'm pretty sure you need this top:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bobeau-drape-twist-top/3695135?origin=PredictiveSearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=H.Charcoal&resultback=1286&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_4_D

    It would be perfect to throw over a nursing tank and you are set! Plus it will put some texture of the postpartum belly. I yet to wear it yet, because mine has yet to arrive. But with it being on sale & free shipping...I'm pretty sure it should be yours. Thank me later!

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  14. those jeans look so cute on you, and dare i say, much better than drew's! :)
    jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  15. You look great, you rock them better then drew!!!! ;)

    wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm not postpartum and I want these! They look so comfy. And just so you know, I laughed out loud at your post. Love it.

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  17. http://www.hm.com/us/product/16583?article=16583-A&cm_mmc=pla-_-us-_-ladies_maternity_wear_bottoms-_-16583&gclid=CJu4h4KpsL4CFc9AMgodr3UAng

    best. pants. ever. Bought two pairs for materntiy and two small pairs for postpartum.

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    1. Sorry for no clarification... these are quite soft and airy, and survived hubby's laundry attempts - not complaining, dude does laundry. Jersey fabric, more breathy than yoga pants. Very forgiving on the bells.

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    2. thanks Monica!! Those look awesome!

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  18. How do you look so good already!?!

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  19. Capital G for Gorgeous Grace! Dang mama, yous my hero!

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  20. Amazing jeans!!! I'd say I enjoyed the demi pannel maternity pants postpartum. I almost want to dig them out just to wear them because they give me room to breathe after a big meal ;)

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  21. They look super cute and you're totally rocking them with that post baby body! You go girl! I can only hope to look that good after I pop baby number 2 out in a few months!

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  22. You and Drew - lookin fly, all the time. Love the top, too!

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  23. also, Julia's hoarding and Bash's "no spanking, please!" actually made me laugh out loud. But then again, that is not a rarity when reading the camp.

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    1. haha. Yes, that was my favorite part!

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  24. I'm a big fan of comfy, cotton skirts, especially in the summer. They hide a multitude of sins. And "no spanking, please!" Priceless!

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  25. Well those are adorable!

    btw, small world, I just found out you know my friend Tatiana!

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  26. And maybe you also have Emma Stone aboard!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JA1sP13F_8

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  27. How did I miss this post?? Drew thinks she is so coy but she is sooo obvi. Ps you look bangin.

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  28. GIRL. I hope to look half as good as you after I have a babe. Gorgeous.

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  29. You totally wore it better than she did. Joan and Melissa Rivers would agree. Hot Mama! Whoo whoo!

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  30. You look better than my "never have had a kid" current state. I'm impressed. Stunning. And Gap jeans are now randomly my jam also thanks to 40% off sales.

    www.designsbykaty.com

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  31. You should try these Liverpool Jeans - I write about them here in my new sytle blog http://mystyleshare.blogspot.com/2014/05/texture-pattern-and-jeans.html . They are like comfortable control top jeans - like the belly compression band you wear to suck it all in and help heel!

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  32. you look fantastic and those jeans are super cute. my body has changed with every darn pregnancy. When I next get pregnant (HONEY!!) I think I'll just stick to some of your choices because I have bought too many pairs of maternity jeans and they never fit for the next pregnancy. somehow I get smaller. or maybe it's my hips getting bigger, but my legs getting leaner. I don't know. it's ridiculous.

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