Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Confession Time

I have a confession to make…I’m 13 weeks post partum and I’m still wearing maternity jeans. Why you ask? Is it because I’m still holding on to about 20 pounds of pregnancy weight gain? Or is it because I’m too lazy to try on all of my other pants to see what fits? Is it because I don’t want to be depressed that I’m the fattest I’ve ever been? How about all of the above?

My sister is 18 weeks pregnant right now and she’s given me shit about wearing maternity pants. Let me tell you, having a c-section does a number on your gut. It’s bad enough pregnancy stretches everything out, but then you get this weird shelf thing going on. Not pretty!

Since I’ve been back to work, I wear jeans everyday. I’m a chemist and I’m clumsy so I definitely don’t want any exposed skin sticking out. Working with ether, chloroform, and methanol everyday is definitely hazardous. Since I’ve been lazy about figuring out what jeans from pre-pregnancy still fit, it’s been easier to just wear some of my maternity jeans. And why the hell not? Old people can get away with wearing elastic waist pants so why can’t I wear pants of the same genre for the with baby crowd?

I’ve dug my capris and shorts out of the closet. Some are still a bit tight, but wearable. I just can’t give up my maternity pants. I think I need an intervention. Or someone to make me go shopping. I’m just really annoyed by spending money on a bigger size! The doctor says to give it time, but the irritatingly perky posters on the Webmd message boards who went back to their pre-pregnancy selves piss me off. Why not me too? Oh, right, I haven’t hauled my ass to the gym. My bad.

Anyway, I have a few posts planned. Obviously I'm having trouble getting them written since work has turned into the hellish life sucker that it was before. And home time is baby C time. I will rewatch episodes 1 and 2 of season 2 of True Blood here before the week is over though and write my opinions. So far, two thumbs up!


  1. You have nothing to feel guilty about. Your stomach was stretched out a couple feet and was carved into. Plus, don't they say something like, "it takes 9 months to put it on, so it should take at least that to take it off?" Plus, you had a c-section, so you can at least double that :-) Wear those maternity jeans with pride!

  2. I really think it is time to let them remember in Mr. Mom when they burned the blankie and flannel shirt. We can have a bonfire in your fire pit and do the same. Let them will be ok...

  3. @Bitches- Thank you, it's nice to hear an understanding opinion. I bet you'll keep wearing those pants too after you see how comfortable they are! Screw regular pants. Problem is the maternity ones are getting pretty baggy. I guess I better buy a new battery for my scale and actually check out how much I weigh.

    @Billy Idol's Mom aka my lil' sis- I know that's just an evil plan to steal my maternity pants for yourself. In that movie, it's not like he couldn't fit into the blankie or flannel shirt. Do you wanna buy me some new pants?

  4. I wish Bitches and I could take you out definitely need to give up the maternity-wear if it's baggy. Bitches doesn't know what she's talking about because she claims she getting a tummy tuck as soon as she is done having kids, heh. Oh, and this Sunday (July 5th) HBO is rerunning the first 3 episodes of True Blood...the one last night was awesome!

  5. @Fire Crotch: After having a c section, I don't think Bitches is going to love how a tummy tuck feels. Looks great maybe, but feels like someone tore your insides out.

    I've been watching True Blood and I'm loving the episodes so far. I am mildly irritated that we have to wait two weeks for a new episode though.

  6. I KNOW RIGHT?!? Okay, sorry...freaking out a little because I spent all weekend watching TiVos so I wouldn't be 3 weeks behind after being out of town this coming weekend, but now I find out that EVERYTHING is taking a hiatus. Ugh! I watch TV whether it is the 4th of July or not!

  7. Mark my words Fire Crotch...should my stomach become jacked from being stretched into oblivion, I WILL be getting a tummy tuck. That, and perhaps some boobs as well. Mr. Bitches has been notified.


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