October 11, 2009

Dear Bella Band,

Thou art my frenemy.

You were super cool in the beginning. Thanks for helping to make my wardrobe last through the months of pregnancy. I used to show you off, my inseperable buddy.

I remember the day I went into labor and I placed you in a container and put you in storage. Like all good things, I thought our relationship had come to an end. We were parting on good terms, though. I would have fond memories of you hugging my bump and growing with me.

Sad was the day I returned from the hospital and realized that I still needed you. Yes, I came crawling back and unsealed your container. There you were, rolling your fabric in a way that could only mean "I-knew-it."

It's been almost 4 months post-partum and we're still together, a fact that frankly depresses me. Sometimes I blame it on the skinny jean fad that spiked in my fertile window. -But you know better. You've been gossiping with my nursing bras, haven't you? Laughing about your permanence at my expense.

(Were you the one who slipped that coupon for cookie dough into my purse? Figures.)

You're lucky I don't have the time to exercise, but once this nursing business is finished it is SO over between us. That is, until I get pregnant again and we're BFFs.


Theta Mom said...

LOL! Yeah, it's SO over until you're BFF's again the next time you're preggers!

Recovering Procrastinator said...

Too funny!

I don't know when you could possibly fit in exercise but if you find time - the magic trick for me after no. 2 was pilates. Especially for that Bella Band area :) And there's no sweating or heavy breathing involved like most exercise.

Lynn said...

Hi Monique,

I work at Ingrid & Isabel, the creators of the BellaBand. I saw your post and couldn't stop laughing. I would love to add this post to the list of blogs that have mentioned the BellaBand here: http://www.ingridandisabel.com/applause.html. Please let me know if that would be alright with you.

Lynn Dalsing

Michele said...

LMAO... funny! And so well written as always!
If it helps... it took me almost 2 years to get back to my "pre-baby" size. Then it just fell off like nothing. I'm actually smaller now than I was before.

I suppose that didn't help... the two year thing. Er- um... I just meant you are not alone. And I have been known to resort to a "spanx" rip-off now and then!! LOL
You are a beautiful woman, with a healthy beautiful child. The rest doesn't matter ♥

Anonymous said...

love this post. 9 months post baby and I have gotten back to the pre-baby weight, but NOT the pre-baby size. Hmmmm, sounds like I should try the previous posters idea of pilates. Started kick-boxing last month...great workout, but hungary after!

Monique - Resident Mommy said...

So here's something ironic. . .

I have heard that pilates IS the best way to get back into shape. My brother was dating a pilates instructor for YEARS, until he broke up with her during my 3rd trimester.