Monday, November 24, 2014

How to Hide the Post Partum Belly

Alternate title: The Trouble with Fifth Children

Aaaanyway, if you want to skip a million pictures, just scroll down to the bottom and I'll give you my #1 secret to hiding that awkward post partum belly - you know, the one that makes you look 5 months pregnant even though you already had your baby?

But first, some attention for our poor, unloved fifth baby?


Because by the time the fifth baby comes around, everything is old news.


Babies?  We've had them before.


He pretty much gets ignored all day.


It's so sad.


Even when he DOES get some attention, it's short-lived.


Or it's all his siblings bringing their snack for a "picnic" just so they can be close to him during a rare moment when his eyes are open!


Grumpy Mary Claire has warmed to him significantly, nicknaming him "Baby Pteranodon" which is really quite an appropriate nickname for a newborn.


And Elizabeth spends a lot of time talking about how he "squeaks yike a mouse!"


Of course, the rest of the time he's being held.  All the time.  Which makes blogging tricky, obviously!

And because I promised, I'll let you in on my secret to hiding the post partum belly.  The belly that John Paul tells me "still looks like you're in maternity, Mom..."


Wear that baby!  Carrier covers belly, baby stays happy (and totally quiet during Mass!), and discreet nursing is totally manageable!

Seriously, get yourself a wrap-style baby carrier and live happily ever after.  The end.

Linking up with Fine Linen & Purple, because this is what I wore Sunday for a surprisingly calm Mass!

Oh, and that's an affiliate link - if you buy anything from Amazon through that link, I get a tiny percentage that will very likely get spent on science experiment kits for John Paul!  Thanks :)
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