So...I had a baby two months ago. And a month from now I'm a MOH in our friends wedding. August 28th to be exact. Just a wee bit of stress to get my body in order to be immortalized in someone's wedding photos just 3 months after having a child cut out of my body. Cut out.
Lucky (I guess) for me, since I get so sick during pregnancy I leave the hospital weighing less than I did when I got pregnant. Score. At my 6 week post-partum pregnancy I was still weighing less than I did when I got pregnant. I hate weighing myself and even insist that they not tell me my digits at the drs office, but I can tell by my clothes. I can tell when they start to fit a bit tight...and I can tell when they start to hang off me which is what's happening right now. Loving it. None of my pre-pregnancy slacks fit at all, they actually look horrible - way too wide in the legs, a couple inches too big in the waist and even too long, since they just hang on me. I pulled out a couple pairs of slacks that I haven't worn in years and years and they fit. I won't dish on size, but I'll say that they were two sizes smaller than the too big ones I had to retire.
Back to the wedding stuff...I wanted to wait until the last possible moment to get a MOH dress. That way I'd have as much time as possible to lose a few LBs. Andrea was great about it and gave me her three colors and told me to run with it...any fabric, any style, any length, whatever. I'm the only bridesmaid/moh so we didn't have to coordinate with anyone or anything. This weekend I grabbed a dress and some gorge shoes. The dress is a wee bit big, but I bought off the rack so that's what happens. I'll wait another week or so and head to get it altered.
I only got the go-ahead to work out 2 weeks ago and due to some swelling was told I could only do 10 minutes of cardio a day, and lift no more than 15lbs. Not great for my goal, but I'll do what I can. Hopefully it's true about breastfeeding and that will help too :) Wish me luck!!