I’ve written about my changes after pregnancy and light bladder leakage as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #PoisewithSAM.
I’ve read a lot of books on the subject, spent way to much time on BabyCenter forums (oh dear lord the DRAMA) and a handful of Facebook mom groups. But the thing is, what it boils down to you is everyone experiences different changes after pregnancy. Do yourself this huge favor and stop comparing yourself. The people that say there are no changes after pregnancy. Let’s just refer to them as LIARS. They have saggy boobs, light bladder leakage and dark circles under their eyes just like the rest of us.
I’m going to be honest with you, here are 5 things, 5 changes after pregnancy that apply to me.
1. My boobs. 2 days after Sebby was born my perky b cups went porno. Double D porno. It was scary. It didn’t last super long, but after that the girls were never the same. They never saw porno after that, but they were never those perky bs again either. Sometimes a good bra helps, but not always. It’s just kind of sad.
2. My friends. I’m going to say something some of my friends aren’t going to like. Well, I guess they’d actually have to read “my cute little mommy blog” (Yes, someone actually called it that”) to not like it, but after I had kids there were definite a handful of my “non-parental” friends who just couldn’t deal. I think this is normal I get that it’s part of life, but it sure is annoying. The good thing is, I have a bunch of amazing friends who are pretty awesome, so it’s not all bad, right?
3. My clothes. With very few exceptions, not once in the past 6 years have I looked a top or dress and the first thing that ran through my mind was whether or not I could breastfeed in it. Now, that doesn’t mean that my whole closet is full of t-shirts, I promise you it’s not, but I’ve definitely passed on some pretty stinking adorable tops that I just couldn’t justify only wearing twice in one year. It’s one of the saddest changes after pregnancy. Not to say I don’t have some cute clothes, but dang, I used to have a bada.. wardrobe.
4. Camping. Yeah, this one is a sore subject. I am sure (quite positive actually) that it will come as a real SHOCKER to you all that I love camping. Not glamping. Not car camping. I’m talking pack it in pack it out, several miles over rocks and deadfall to a back country campsite. Did you know I can light a fire with one match. It’s true. I haven’t been camping since 2007. Now that is just sad. SAD.
5. The whole bladder thing. Good grief I feel like I complain about this ALL.THE. TIME. The fact of the matter is, it sucks. And right now, when it’s like a bajillion degress outside in Seattle (which never happens folks, it just doesn’t) and I only have two pairs of shorts, and they aren’t really shorts but old cut off jeans I can’t be having pee my pants problems. I’ve mentioned kegels before and how they strengthen your pelvic floor. But kegels do nothing for your bladder being beat up internally the entire time you are pregnant. And since I’ve done the pregnancy gig three times now (no more thank you) you can imagine how my bladder must feel, right? So yeah, I sing the praises for Poise Microliners. While these helpful little panty savers can’t do much about my other changes after pregnancy, they save my shorts, and for that I am thankful.
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