Motherhood

My Biggest Fear Has Been Overcome: Postpartum Jean Shopping.

Jeans are the staple of all men and women’s wardrobe. Yet, they are probably the hardest piece of clothing to buy!! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely HATE shopping for jeans.

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There is nothing worst for your self-esteem than trying pair after pair of jeans, and looking more and more horrible in each pair. I hate having to go from store to store, just to find that ONE pair that will make your ass look awesome, your thighs look slim, your legs look longer. The expression “finding a needle in a haystack” should be replaced by “finding a pair of hot jeans in a shopping mall”!

I thought shopping for jeans was hard enough before having a child – but shopping for jeans post-baby is a horrible experience. Your tummy is still flabby, your butt is just a bit saggy… Wearing your maternity jeans is satisfying but utterly depressing.

Yesterday, I decided to bite the bullet and go buy that one pair of jeans that would make me feel better about my body. So I called my partner in crime, a.k.a the person that would understand my dilemma the most and patiently be there for me while I went from boutique to boutique, my sister! Turns out she needed new jeans too. We made a baby date out of it. Awesome! No husbands waiting for us, watching their watches, rolling their eyes after the 5th boutique visited.

If you can shop with another mom, it makes things so much better. Rachelle and I courageously picked out a ton of jeans at the Gap, shared the big stall where both strollers could fit, and started trying one pair after the other. If there’s one person who won’t judge my body, I know that it’s her!

I’m happy to announce that both Rachelle and I were lucky and found the perfect jeans for both our bodies on the first try! She discovered that she had lost weight (yay breastfeeding!!), I discovered that I could find a pair of jeans that didn’t give me a muffin top.

And of course, we couldn’t help ourselves. The babies got new clothes too!

If I can find new cute jeans 4 months after giving birth, perhaps I can do anything!!

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