Friday, June 15, 2007

It made me cry

After Stinkerbell's final teeball game tonight, we had dinner with my parents. It was an unremarkable fast-food, chicken finger place. Stinkerbell had her Club Libby Lu backpack stuffed with pj's and a change of clothes for tomorrow, as she was going to spend the night with Nanny and Pa. (God love them.)

The Mighty Hunter and his dad went to a friend's camper at the lake for a night of fishing. (yeah, right.) "Fishing" is code for telling jokes, laughing, farting and drinking. They do this once a year or so, and most times, never get their line wet. Unless they pee on it while being nature-boys.

Tonight, it's me and my baby.

Lucky and I left dinner and with the intent of going to W-M and getting a dvd for Sunday (his dedication service at The Mighty Hunter's brother's church. Yes, his brother is a pastor. Scary, huh?) On a whim - yes, whim - I stopped at the Goody's store next to my W-M. Still fluffy with baby fat, I am unable to wear most of my dresses or skirts. I browsed the racks and came to the following conclusions:

  1. I have no clue how to put together an outfit with the clothes on the racks now. No. Clue.
  2. The dresses I see look like something from a Donna Summer video (did she make any videos then?)
  3. Is there nothing out there that functions for a nursing mom with her wide bra straps and dumpy figure but still makes us look and feel sexy and not sexy in the that'll-cost-you-$50 way?
  4. My answer to #3 is no.

So, I did what any post partum gal would do. I called Beverly and cried and talked about my big thighs and wide hips and that the one dress I tried on actually fit and was a bigger size than I've ever worn. And I only vaguely looked like a pro in it, but I definitely looked like I might to audition for Flashdance.

And you know what Beverly did?

She grabbed 5 or 6 dresses from her closet and brought them over to my rescue and laughed with me for a good 30 minutes and made me feel better.

Yes, she did.

And that's why she's one of my best friends.

That and the fact that she calls The Mighty Hunter a "butt munch" at work.

You gotta love a gal that can insult your husband, who is her boss, and get away with it.

Oh, and right now? I should be packing for our trip to Dauphin Island. Obviously I'd rather blog.

I still might cry some more over this whole clothes debacle.


Da' Diva said...

I recently added you to my "domestic divas" the good blogs list and wanted to come over and say hello

Anonymous said...

That was so sweet of her!

If you do ever find a dress like you're requesting in #3, could you please look at that store for a swimsuit as well??!! I need one to cover from just above my ankles to my neck... and it must cover my flabby arm-zits as well.


moosh in indy. said...

We've all been there and if I were anywhere near you I'd pull out half my closet for you too.

Snoskred said...

Hi, it's Snoskred here. I've recently become a blogging chick and have set myself a challenge to comment on as many Blogging Chick blogs as I can. So that's why I'm here. ;)

You know, I honestly have given up on clothes shopping these days. Every time I go into a clothes store I am horrified, shocked, and appalled at what is supposedly called fashion. I'm not stick thin but it seems most of the clothes are made for stick thin people, even the clothes which have sizes like 12-14-16 are actually not those sizes at all. I have a pair of jeans here which I still fit into from years ago, they are a size 16. To find any jeans I could fit in today, I had to go up to a size 20! It's insane.

So what I do now is I actually buy my clothes online from a few websites which I have found to be very accurate with the measurements. I found a great list of them at Vogue Australia, there's some in the US on their list - might be worth checking out - - and google for clothes for nursing mums USA gets some really good links. ;) I'm seeing a lot of baby-doll style dresses on our racks these days which would probably hide the straps nicely.

Hope something there was useful. :) And I'm hoping you find a dress that makes you feel like you want to feel.. :)