Edward is now 10 months old and I have arranged an interview with my employer to discuss flexible working. Today I went shopping to buy some new work clothes and I came away empty handed.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who is struggling to lose their baby weight. I wasn’t too worried about my weight while I was pregnant and happily bought lovely maternity clothes and lots of cake. My weight began to drop off after I gave birth and a couple of months after Edward was born I packed away my maternity clothes and slipped back into my favourite pre-pregnancy jeans.
However work clothes are a different matter. My lovely fitted shirts no longer button up over my tummy and work trousers don’t zip up. My hips seem to be their pre-pregnancy size but I have a real baby belly (without the baby). I don’t want to go back to work and have colleagues congratulate me on being pregnant again! Nor do I want to spend my days holding my stomach in.
I suppose I could just make sure I always carry a handbag in front of me, wear baggy clothes or sit at my desk all day. For now I’m going to give all my old work clothes to a charity shop and buy some new work clothes in a bigger size. I’ll have to address my weight at some point – I’ll just have another slice of cake first!