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A New Mother's Unexpected Wardrobe

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me? Daddy's Wardrobe

"Oh, you'll be wearing your maternity clothes for a while after you have that baby." Expectant moms don't exactly want to hear that when they've been forced to wear the same old tired threads for the past four months. Plus, most every pregnant lady dreams her body will bounce back to pre-baby shape before she even leaves the hospital. However, many moms do find solace in their partner's over-sized shirts, baggy jeans and spacious boxers.

The elastic waistband on those maternity pants is enough to make a new mom cry, especially one on a hormone roller coaster. While she may not want to attend the company Christmas party in her hubby's retired work shirts, they sure do make cozy nap time attire and the worn in jeans will make a swollen mommy weep tears of joy. Come bed time, the old man's hole ridden college tees and raggedy boxers are just what the exhausted mum needs to get a good night's (and by that I mean two to three hour stretches) sleep. Did you sport your man's clothes postpartum?

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lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
what's the joke? something like; with the first baby you rush out to wear maternity clothes as soon as possible. with the second baby you put off wearing maternity clothes as long as possible. for the third baby, maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
I could wear some of my larger regular clothes so I managed to skip the maternity wear and my husband's clothes after birth, but I did end up having to buy a few things one size up to supplement what I already owned since some of the smaller cut items just wouldn't fit.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
This assumes your husband is substantially larger than you. My husband is pretty small (avid runner), so there is no way I'd fit into his pants normally, let alone pregnant.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 7 years
no. don't hate, but i wore my regular clothes.
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