Losing the baby weight

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!


Filed under flexible working, motherhood, post-pregnancy, pregnancy, weight

5 Responses to Losing the baby weight

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  2. LOL! I know how you feel. I just decided to get pregnant again when Hattie was 9 months old. Will have to make more of an effort after thisone is born as we’re sticking at 2! :)
    Good luck!

  3. Hey let me know how the flexible working meeting goes. What did you apply for?
    I had my meeting today except the meeting was called by them :-(

  4. more cake, while you decide. I’d go for a whole new wardrobe, new flexible working, new you!

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