I have a dilemma this morning. I actually seem to have it a lot of mornings lately. You see, I am about 12-15 lbs from being at my pre-pregnancy weight. I gained 60 lbs., so I am thinking this is pretty good. But now I am at the place where everything is just a few lbs. from fitting tolerably. The problem is that my chest, thanks to breastfeeding, rivals Dolly Parton’s. This is not an exaggeration. It is rediculous. Therefore, pretty much none of my tops fit. And it is getting cold in Nashville. I want to wear a sweater. But none of them will go over my chest.
Update: Thanks for all the great feedback. It was great hearing from so many of you who have totally been there. I will be checking out Target (a favorite of mine), Old Navy and Kohls. I always forget about Kohls. I actually went on Ebay and bought 20 $5 gift certificates for $17! Talk about saving some money. They have to be used on individual transactions, but even if I only use half of them, that is pretty cool. I’ll be sure to share what I find.
I need to go shopping. But,
a. We are on a budget;
b. My chest is hopefully not going to be this big for very much longer, since I plan to stop breastfeeding in two months, therefore;
c. I don’t want to buy clothes that I am not going to wear very long.
But I seem to have no other options. Nashville has some great second-hand shops. I guess I could go to one of those… My colleague Jan is the queen of finding amazing clothes at second-hand shops, so I know cute, reasonably priced stuff is out there. I just don’t want to buy more clothes that I am not going to wear very long. Anyone found any great clearance deals lately?
Anyway, I thought I would vent. I guess I need to go back to the closet and try to find something…
Those of you who have had babies – what did you do during this transitional time?