I’d like to pretend I’m special and unique and all but let’s face it, my biggest #firstworldproblem like every other vain-ish female is standing in front of my closet and going “I have nothing to wear!”
This week, we realized my son has the same #firstworldproblem.
This is him wearing a tshirt. Lolol. (He’s had all his IV lines off so yay he can wear clothes now.)
I read baby books when I was pregnant and they all recommended buying baby clothes in sizes 3-6 months or more because “babies grow in the blink of an eye” and we could just roll up sleeves until the babies grew into them. They said this was the best way to get the most mileage out of their clothes.
So I followed their advice.
How was I to know I’d have a preemie wtf. The 3-6 months clothes are so big for him he might as well be wearing MY clothes wtf.
We stopped by Mothercare on the way back from the hospital one day and they told us they’d stopped stocking premature clothing because there was no demand (?) No demand? I demand preemie baby clothes now!
I’m still in confinement so I shouldn’t be traipsing over town looking for shops so I thought Fighter would just have to suck it up and swim around in XL shirts for a while.
But today I received a package of preemie and extra small newborn clothing — sent by a reader in Singapore. Thank you so much Jolene!!!! You really saved us a lot of hassle!
Sometimes I get emo and think “why me? Why did I get preeclampsia” or “why does my baby have to be premature?” but then again I think that if someone else was in our situation, they wouldn’t have gotten the outpouring of care and support that Fatty and I did from our readers. So actually we are lucky. Thank you ^^
So Fighter’s #firstworldproblem solved.
Mine still in existence please.
These days I’m either in button down shirts and leggings…
or pajamas only.
Super motherly I beh tahan.
Like I’ve mentioned before, part of the reason I always wear button shirts now is for easy access for Fighter to breastfeed.
But jeggings is because I really cannot fit into ANY of my old pants or shorts anymore. Trust me I tried. On a weekly basis wtf.
Since childbirth (3 weeks ago) I’ve actually lost about 12kg wtf.
This was my foot (and leg) before HAHAHAH. Ooib said it looks very cute WTF. Ok this was also due to my very bad fluid retention la hahaha.
Now my feet look normal la hahaha like in the pajama picture above la. So all the water is gone but I’ve still got 4kg extra clinging on, probably all around my middle.
My tummy has gone down a lot although it’s not totally flat — it just looks like I ate a big meal. I read that this little pouch is common in women who’ve had C sections because after cutting through the skin and first layer, the doctor has to separate the abdominal muscles first before they can get to the uterus, and this separation of muscles is what causes the pouch.
So I have that pouch. And I seriously suspect that my hips (or pelvic bones?) have gotten wider. Does that happen with pregnancy!? Both hips and waist seem wider now although I can’t tell if it’s fat or did my pelvic bones separate and become wider?
Everyone says give it time, it will go back to normal. I kind of think that this is for forever wtf but ok la just give it time and see how. But in the meantime, is the Malay urut and bengkung something I should consider? Everyone says it’s damn good but then I thought the urut is to massage wind out or to massage your boobs for milk. I don’t think I have wind anymore and I definitely have milk wtf.
Others say it’s to massage your uterus back into place? But I’m pretty sure my uterus is also back in place now wtf, and it’s just fat around my tummy area. And does the bengkung really help? If you remove it won’t your flabby tummy just spring out again wtf. If anyone knows anything, please advise!
In the meantime, I need new and bigger clothes!!!
I’m a bit tired of the usual F21, Topshop, Zara all but I don’t really know any good online stores! Some more now everyday back and forth from hospital no time to go to a mall anyway. So please leave recommendations for nice stores if you know ’em!
I don’t like too feminine or OL kind of clothing; aiya you all know roughly what I like la right hahaha. Sorry this post a lot of questions ah!
Thanks in advance!!