Yesterday Jai and I went shopping for groceries and a few things for Iaine. Since she came into our lives I haven't been able to go to malls very often, so yesterday I took the opportunity to buy myself new jeans and shorts.
I wore the jeans today. CELEBRATE!
After putting them on this morning I took a long look at myself in the mirror. Front. Left. Right. Back. And repeat. Things don't look like how they were nine months ago, but the fit definitely deceives the eye. The pants work like magic! Reminds me of the movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; 4 girl friends wear the same pair of Levi's and they fit each girl like a glove. Er, pants.
Anyway, my evil tummy pooch is still a little obvious, but I've always been a little chunky in that area so it doesn't really bother me. The pants are tight in the waist so some of the fat is being squeezed evenly upward, making my pooch look a bit smaller than it actually is. And that's a very good thing.
What's more is that I can wear my old t-shirts again. When I was still pregnant, one day I raided my closet and found my small old t-shirts at the bottom. I was surprised to see that they were too small for me and wondered how I was able to squeeze myself in those tiny tees before. Turns out I was just too humongous to compare. =P It's been 4 weeks since I gave birth to Iaine and now I can wear them again. Best part, surprisingly they don't fit so bad. I wore my Woodstock shirt today with those pair of fitting jeans and it felt good to look good. Foxy Mama if you will. Lol
As for my old shoes.. Now that the edema is totally gone, my feet are back to a size seven! I'm not stuck to wearing flip flops anymore. And heels are heaven.
But I'll probably need more shorts than jeans. Summer is coming and it would be too weird to wear pants to the beach. =P