Anabelle just recently stopped nursing. On the one hand, it’s kind of nice in the sense that it takes half as long to put her to bed at night. But on the other, WHEN DID SHE GET SO BIG?! She was only nursing at night for the last few weeks and one night she decided she was done, sat up, hugged me, and fell asleep with her head on my shoulder (which she never did before!). I’m not going to lie… my eyes welled up a little. I love her so much and she is growing so fast.
Now that this period has passed, I thought I’d do a little wrap up of my nursing style. When Anabelle was born, I knew that I wanted to breastfeed her, but I never connected the dots to realize that this would affect my closet. All of the sudden, my dresses were out of the question and I had thick nursing bra straps connected to my very sexy (Not!) nursing bra that I needed to cover. These were some of my favorites to include in my style throughout the past year.
Loose sweaters are the best! That way when you are lifting your shirt up, you still have something hanging down to your hip. The more like a blanket they are, the better!
Loose shirts are kind of like receiving blankets! In the beginning I still used a blanket, but the loose shirt helped me as I adjusted everything. Later on, as I got better, the loose shirt was enough.
Loose shirts are good, scarves make it better! Every once in a while I’d get annoyed because they were in my way and I couldn’t see Anabelle during her sweetest moment of the day, but when this wasn’t the case, scarves were the best! It adds a little bit of distraction to what I was actually doing and almost served as a little receiving blanket hanging over the baby’s face. More than once, I even had someone come up to me having absolutely no idea what I was doing and asking to see the baby. I took it as a compliment that I was being so subtle, but unfortunately they walked away a little awkward.
When I had to cut my dresses out of my wardrobe, I realized that I really didn’t have many skirts. A problem that I quickly remedied! And high waisted skirts only made it better… Didn’t have to show much midriff.
For the moments when my wardrobe just seemed boring. Hats made it better and more interesting.