Sunday, May 9, 2010

Best Mom Tip #91: Buy longer shirts

So my stretch marks have returned.

I will be honest, I really don't have very many body problems. I'm tall and I lose weight relatively easily when I try to do so. And I eat a lot of junk food so there is always that excuse that I COULD be skinnier if I tried.

I am, therefore, fully aware that I have very little to complain about when it comes to the challenges of what motherhood does to one's body. I certainly have my variety of aches and pains, but it is the damage to the skin of my stomach that annoys me the most. Well, that, and the digestive issues I suffer while pregnant, but no one needs to hear about that.

I've always rather liked my stomach but after my last pregnancy, my skin got loose and wrinkly after the baby weight came off. And I got stretch marks (which didn't happen the first time--I know, I'm lucky, but it was still shocking to me).

The return of said stretch marks just reminds me that even after I can lie on my stomach again (in about 7 weeks) and after I lose the weight (in about 8 months) I will still have an oddly wrinkly stomach when next summer's bathing suit season rolls around.

So I'm buying longer shirts. It's either that or plastic surgery and I just can't justify voluntary operations. Maybe someone will invent Botox for your stomach...I'll let you know what I find out.


  1. Anna (Suhonen) PhillipsMay 9, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    I've lost my pregnancy weight and then some (stress will do that to you), but I've found that some of my supposed maternity shirts fit very nicely even now--the classic v-neck t-shirts from Motherhood with the gathered necklines. Plus, they're longer, obviously, which I like for modesty reasons beyond my stretch marks.

  2. Welcome friend. I have been president of this club for over 5 years now. You get used to it. Rest secure in the knowledge that your stomach will ALWAYS look better than mine. Lucky tall friend.