It is dumb to care about what I wear in/after labor. But for me it is another positive and good thing to focus on. Last time my Mom bought me these super cushy PJ pants and top from Anthropologie. I packed them away and saved them for after I birthed my baby. They were my “home from the birth center” outfit. They mean so much to me… now they are getting ratty and over worn, but each time I pull them on I think of wearing them when Nolie was SO tiny! This is the exact image that comes to mind…
This time around I am planning a little more- it feels good to plan fun things and focus my heart and energy on the parts of this birth that I DO have some control over. Like what I wear…
I know that I will lose some modesty in labor (or all of it!) but I also know that I am a pretty modest person and am feeling a little insecure about my belly (and its super red stretch marks) and want something to cover it for at least some of my labor. So I hunted down some tops and pants to wear while I push through it all… and a top that would work out of the tub or in!
I set aside money early in my pregnancy so I could buy a new nursing bra and an out fit for laboring. I am SO glad I did. It felt really exciting to plunk down these items and know that no matter where I welcome this girl into the world I will have some cozy clothes I chose with me/on me.
My mom came through again and got me some super cozy and wonderful postpartum wear. This is the general look of them… but darker heather grey.
I have lots of robes and I love LOVE love this look instead of a robe. This way I can throw it on with leggings or jeans (eventually!) and not feel totally weird going to the grocery store. These tops also work great as nursing covers for the times I want a little more coverage.
And, because I am spoiled and my Mom is incredible… I got these darling little slip ons to wear. Because no matter what size you are, how you feel, or what you just pushed out, new shoes are wonderful.
I am going to do a whole post about nursing bras and PP underwear…because I’m not shy and its important to have a nice… ahem, “foundation” when your ladies are being used and used and used (and used and used and used).