Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mmmmmm . . . Muffin Top

So, I will be returning to work in less than two weeks. I am freaking out. My husband works from home and will be taking care of all three kids by himself while I am at work. He is an excellent father, but my god. I cannot imagine taking care of all three of them by myself. If anyone can do it, he can, but I just hope he doesn't go completely mental in the process.

I am also worried about something much more trivial and selfish. Dude. What the hell am I going to wear to work? I have major stomach pooch. And twin skin. I look maybe 4 months pregnant. I can force myself into some pre-pregnancy pants but the muffin top I get is horrendous. I can wear maternity pants but who the hell wants to do that. And I'd be sort of embarrassed if anyone saw that I was still wearing maternity clothes. I thought I could get away with that after having Logan and one of my co-workers exclaimed that my pants were "too big in the butt." Granted, she's about as mature as this year's Beaujolais Nouveau, but still. Nothing really fits. I just placed an order with Old Navy for some el cheapo post-pregnancy clothes but I have no idea if I bought the right sizes or not. Probably not seeing as how their stuff seems to be made for anorexic 12 year olds.

Also, I bought a new pair of glasses! It was kind of an impulse buy. I saw this little blurb about cheap online glasses and I thought "hey, why not?" and I quick as a bunny found my OLD, OLD, OLD prescription and ordered me up a pair. Hey, I've had my current glasses since 1999. Yes. They are 8 years old. I bought this new pair from . . . and they were $29. How can that be? Well, I found a coupon code for $10 off. Now I ask you, who can beat that??


ETownDZ said...

Oh my god, the clothes issue. That's one reason I'm so glad to not be going back to work. I'm definitely wearing one of my favorite Old Navy maternity t-shirts right now.

I did finally buy two pair of non-maternity jeans, though. And it was sad. Had to go to the plus-sizes. But then they don't stay up because the belly is big but squishy... oh lordy. I'm so getting a couple pair of Spanx, just so I can wear dress pants for the holidays.

Lou said...

Hee! I tried a pair of Spanx that I had bought after my first pregnancy . . . it was not pretty. I broke into a sweat trying to get them on and then I thought I'd have to call my husband into the bedroom to help me get them off. I think I need a bigger size now. It's a sad day when you need to go up a size on your girdle!!

Kathleen said...

I wore Spanx to every social occasion I have been to since my first kid... unless I was pregnant with another. I am just glad I have never had to look decent every day. Nor do I have to now - thank goodness. I look like an escaped mental patient with a midsection growth.

I say wear the early maternity clothing, and ignore the snide comments. Your body will change again, eventually muffin top with go away, and then you might be able to fit into your old stuff. And if not, at least you'll know what size to get.

Anonymous said...

Love the glasses! They are so nice we won't notice any of the worries.