All of the mothers out there will probably agree with the fact that maintaining your pre-baby look becomes a little difficult after the baby comes. For me, I was quite naive. In my mind, once I had my son I would be a total MILF. Pre-baby, I assumed that since babies sleep most of the day that I would have endless amounts of time to primp, fluff, manicure, and beautify myself before leaving the house. In my ever so naive imagination, I pictured myself leaving the house in my pre-baby jeans (because come on, it's not hard to lose baby weight) with perfect hair and make up toting cute little one in his designer baby clothes. I mean, my mom was an image of perfection post-baby so why wouldn't I be as well?
Reality Check Time.
I learned I wasn't my mom. I learned that you can't just fit into those pre-baby size 4's and it's pretty depressing when you try. I learned that your hips get bigger (who knew!). I learned about a lovely thing called sleep deprivation. Lastly, I learned that looking smashing post-baby is pretty dang hard.
What I envisioned:
What actually happens:
A great article on how to bring sexy back as a new mom here and here.