Friday, May 30, 2008

My Newest Fear


So yesterday while on my fabulous girls night out with one of my dearest friends I discovered a new fear...swim suit shopping...

I used to LOVE buying swim suits (not that I ever enjoyed wearing them out in public - but I certainly liked buying them).  I have an entire collection of adorable teeny tiny bikinis that I should probably just give away at this point in my life.  But while we were out I decided that I needed a new swim suit so that I can take Chase swimming for the first time this summer.  So I browsed around and found this cute one piece suit that didn't look too "grandma-ish" and went to try it on.

Well let me tell you, post-baby bodies and swim suits DO NOT MIX.  I don't think I have ever looked so terrible in anything in my entire life.  It made me realize that I am at least 10 lbs away from swimming ready and that in addition to that even if I am back to my pre-baby weight there probably isn't a suit in the world that will cover all of my stretch marks, cellulite, saggy parts, and other nice leftovers that I still have from growing another human being.

So I guess I have to ask other moms that are out there - do they sell a swimming sweat suit?  Or a swimming box?  Or maybe a swimming mu-mu?  If so where can I invest in one?

5 comments:

Chance said...

Amen! We sacrifice more than sleep to have a kid...we sacrifice our bodies! It just isn't fair that even my itty bitty titties sag now. It just doesn't even seem gravitationally possible that such small things can sag...I mean really! Last summer when I went post baby swim suit shopping, I was traumatized by your same experience...I ended up spending way too much on a suit that AJ managed to pop the strap of anyway...exposing my left saggy boob to a dad and his 10 month old son in the water explorer class at our suburbia rec center. Dear God! Anyway, I hear Lands End has good suits for us mommas. http://www.landsend.com/

andi rawks said...

I got my suit from Old Navy (I'm like a 16 so I had to buy it from the plus part) but they had some cuuuuuuute one pieces and tankinis that are adoreable and cheap too!

jessieg said...

Mine already sag and I don't have kids. THE BOOBS are practically half my body anymore. I need to get them on the treadmill, but I haven't found shoes for them yet. But like I tell Chance, you gave birth, and that's amazing; be proud of that body!

suburbanbrunette said...

oh jeez!
You crack me up. I know your fear, girl.

pfed said...

At Boris' gig I mentioned to you that bearing children really f***s up your body...I have to tell you that I was waaaaay impressed with your response. You were not the least bit concerned!!

I can't say that I am happy that you discovered the REAl secret of motherhood but there is something to be said about facing reality....

After 13 years, I have finally come to grips with the ONLY solution---surgery!!! Dieting and exercise are for suckers (no offense, please). Skin DOES NOT shrink. So, as long as your baby isn't sweating smelly teenaged hormones, take advantage of the fact that you may still be okay with your body as is. Looking at a baby's face makes it seem worth it, but that is short lived......

Don't shoot the messenger!!

PS. My surgeon told me that no matter how many sit ups I do, my stomach muscles that have (at least)a 2.5 inch spread, will NEVER be the same-- without surgery.