Im thinking a lot about clothes after the baby is born. For at home i have plenty of comfy, nursing friendly things i think. I got some new lounge wear and nursing tanks that i know will work. But, I'm wondering about things that will be comfortable and still look decent when running errands, picking up DD from preschool, etc. i have some great leggings from lands end that i love, but i have had a really hard time finding tshirts and tanks that are long enough to cover my bottom.
I guess im thinking about all this because as my belly gets bigger near the end, about half of my maternity clothes arent comfortable any more. The shirts aren't long enough to cover the bottom of my belly and the seam on some of the pants cut into my belly. Its worse with the jeans.
I read somewhere that h&m has a lot of longer t shirts, anybody else found that? I just havent looked there.
Anybody have any favorite nursing bras? I never found any with DD that i really loved, just some that i tolerated.
I had one cute Nursing bra that I liked but i lived in sports bras at home and wore nursing tanks out and about, i was most comfortable in nursing tanks with what ever shirt over top since your just pull up the tope and down the tank. I never really felt exposed. sorry if this doesn't help.
But just so you know when the nesting instinct kicked in with Lilly I donated and threw our over half of my wardrobe because i thought nothing would ever fit me again..... I was soo wrong and while it was kind of fun to shop after my body started to change it was also a pain. .out of the few things i kept half never fit right again.. and shopping was hard because I felt like i was constantly changing sizes. or in a transition period.
I still have less clothing this time but have left some key pieces in totes in the atic.
I felt like I was breastfeeding forever so I ended up with loads of breastfeeding clothes, including lots of dresses because I do find them very comfy. I don't know what's available in the states but I liked the mamaway stuff and the frugi stuff was comfy if a bit frumpy. Some Jojo Maman Bebe stuff is also nice, but some of it is cut badly and looks really shapeless. I never really cracked it with bras though. I find bras generally uncomfy whether they are nursing ones or not. I just bought some in the sale the other day from Mothercare that seem decent enough, and have lots of kind of stretchy crop top things that have been good during pregnancy and will be great at night and for round the house once I'm breastfeeding.
I ran into BRU yesterday for a changing table pad and found that all their maternity and nursing clothes in the "thyme" brand were 70% off!!!!! The selections as actually still fine. So i got several short sleeve and 3/4 length nursing shirts for practically nothing!!!!! With DD, i wore a lot of wrap style regular shirts because i thought the nursing shirts were so expensive for what they were. But, I'll be checking back at BRU to see what else comes in over the next couple of week.s she said the sale was on the new shipments too, through most of January.
I treated myself to a new pair of maternity leggings that were full panel since my other were low rise and just not working anymore, and also so lounge pants that work great now, and will be glorious PP!!!!!! It was all absolutely dirt cheap!!!!
Just thought id let everyone know
I am in serious need of new clothes after this little one is born. I have some stuff, but would love a few new shirts. And I definitely need a new nursing bra. I had some I loved with my first 3, but my 4th I never could find anything I liked much. It seems that places that used to carry nursing bras didn't anymore?? Like I know I bought one I loved at my local Target, but with #4, they had stopped carrying any nursing bras.
I think I lived in pjs and stretch pants mostly after DS was born, though looking back I think the pjs were due more to my PPD and not feeling like getting dressed I have a feeling I'm going to be in maternity clothes longer after this baby is born as I've already reached the top weight I was when I had DS at 36 weeks I'm blaming holiday eating and working fewer days this time around - I feel like I need to wear a sign that says do not leave anything chocolate near me
I don't really have specific postpartum/nursing clothes other than some bras and I have one nursing tank top that I got on clearance at Target. I've tried wearing my old nursing bras and I feel like they are going to be too small by the time my milk comes in. Plus they dig in b/c of the underwire. Normally I don't mind underwire but these bras leave marks under my arms each time so I'm going to try removing the wire, hopefully it helps.