I Get It.

I get it now.
I really do.
All those years, I scoffed...
...questioned why.
But now I get it.

I kinda hate that I now understand mom jeans. The ones that go up to (or past!) the bellybutton. Don't pretend that you don't know what I'm talking about. Those jeans, those pants. That safe, secure, waist band height. I get it now.

After gaining 50ish pounds while growing dear LC and eating copious amounts of ice-cream (no regrets), there's no way on this green earth that I can already fit back into my regular jeans. Really, I may never squeeze these hips back into my favorite pair of softly worn jeans ever again - I understand that. In all actuality, there are very few items of clothing I can currently fit into, so getting dressed to go out in public is a battle. On one outing, the cashier at the grocery store asked if I was expecting. .....um, no. Better bet I'm not putting on that outfit again. Then during another venture into the outside world, the sales associate asked when my baby was due. Again...um, no. Yet another outfit thrown to the back of the closet never again to be thought about or worn. So, that should give you a good idea of what I'm working with here.

But there's this one pair of gloriously stretchy workout capri pants I own - these babies are my saving grace! The waist band can be turned down and worn low or one can leave it up. That's when these capris become my mom pants! Ahhhh. Just thinking about them makes me feel better. All that wiggly, jiggly ice-cream belly locked in tight thanks to my high-waisted stretchy mom capris.

So, after all those years of turning up my nose at high waist pants, I get it now.
And I will choose to embrace it!
At least until the jiggle is gone...if it ever leaves!
I'm working on it daily, but I'll just go ahead and tell you that it's HARD.
But I'm working on it. We power walk/stroll. I hit up the Airdyne. I whine afterwards...
Until it's gone, though, I'll just rock the mom pants. :)

Here's a good portion of that 50 pounds I gained. My 1 month old little squish. :) <3

She loves her joggers. :)

No one wants to see my face anyway. It's all about LC now!

She has my heart.

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  1. How precious! And the stretchy capris - they are my saving grace - still 4 years after I had mine... Lol!

    1. Haha! Oh how I love the stretchy capris! :D

  2. I love this! So much truth! Own those momma pants... You earned them!

    1. Aw, thanks! And thanks for reading! :)


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