Just for Me
Saying Goodbye To My Maternity Stuff!
I’ve been trying to get more organized in the new year and this weekend I tackled some of my drawers and discovered something in my room I should have thrown out a while ago.
It was hidden in the cabinet underneath my bathroom sink. It was a giant plastic bag filled with epifoam, mesh underwear, giant diapers, witch hazel pads and an icepack. If you’ve given birth you know what I’m talking about! Yes, it’s the lovely medical swag bag from the nurses at the hospital. I can’t believe I still have it. (Things they never tell you in the birthing classes!) I was talking to one of my girlfriends about it and she realized her’s was under the sink too.
I guess I felt wasteful throwing it out, but I’m not exactly going to use it again and I’m not going to be giving it as “Welcome To The Mom Club Gift” at the next shower, so under my bathroom sink it sits.
As I looked around my room. I realized I still have a lot of my maternity and post delivery stuff from clothes, which sometimes I still wear convincing myself they look good and give me a little extra room, to other random gear. I also have nipple pads, bras that are now 2 cup sizes too big, nursing bras, granny underwear, belly bands, and my baby sling etc.!
Is there a good time to move on from the pregnant/new mom you? After my first child I kept everything, but now that my youngest is 2 and we’ve decided not to have any more kids I should probably say goodbye to this stuff!
Looking back on my “stuff” it brought back a lot of memories. Times when my body was going through lots of changes, all the different bra sizes, the sleepless nights, the leaking, those early days of motherhood where everything seemed like a blur. It hasn’t been THAT long, but now that my kids are toddlers running around, it seems like ages ago.
When is it time to say goodbye to your maternity stuff? Do you get sentimental and don’t want to part ways with it? Or did you toss it immediately, trying to get back to the pre-baby you?
While I am getting a little sentimental I think it’s time for me to say goodbye to maternity me! The hospital bag-gone. The nursing bras-out of the drawer. But I’ll probably keep the stretchy waist pants, just because!