Ever since I came home from the hospital in June, I have not been able to wear my jeans. Even though I lost over fifty pounds, those old jeans were just too uncomfortable on my abdomen to be able to wear them. Now I don’t know about you, but to me, if I am not comfortable in my clothing, I am just miserable. The other thing is that the only thing I could find that WAS comfortable to wear were sweat pants.
I have NEVER in my life worn sweat pants outside of the house. Wearing them made me feel frumpy. Old. Unattractive. I think that contributed to my depression. A while back, I started thinking about getting some maternity jeans to see if I could wear them. I asked around in a forum I am part of, Momdot, that has a lot of young moms as members, to find out what the best brand of maternity jeans would be. I got lots of recommendations for them. But I felt sort of silly being a 60 year old Grandma going into a store to buy maternity pants.
Then I called my daughter, Emily, who is pregnant right now, and asked her where I could buy some maternity jeans. She told me that she had a couple of pairs that she was not able to wear and she would give them to me the next time she saw me. Today, she came over to visit with me, and brought the jeans with her.
When I put them on, you can’t tell that they are maternity pants. But, OH! do they fit, and they do not cause me discomfort by being too tight across my abdomen. They accomodate my colostomy bag quite well, too. I am so happy to be able to dress the way I want to dress again! Yay!