WIW 3/10-3/20: Getting back to normal

Thanks so much everyone for the wonderful congratulations and warm wishes on my last thread/baby announcement! So heartwarming to read all the lovely replies--I really appreciate it!

I haven't been taking many WIW pics lately--too busy enjoying the baby! I've been resting more as well, so lounging in sweats and pajamas a lot. Here are a few pics from the last week and a half. All I can say is, thank goodness for breastfeeding--I look like I had a boob job and the weight is just melting off...I've lost about 15 lb in the last two weeks despite eating a bunch and not exercising. I'm still about 20 lb above my pre-preg weight and I still don't fit into my old jeans/pants yet, but today I wore my Michael Kors faux wrap dress and for the first time I felt like I had my old figure back! This dress was made for apples! And of course, had to add some smiling baby pics just for fun!

1-2. 3/10. Four days postpartum. Took the kids to their swim lesson...one dad remarked, "Last week you were huge, and this week you're not so huge anymore!" Thanks, I think--LOL!
Tahari black leather jacket
Classiques Entier teal ruched/ruffled top
Mavi burgundy maternity skinny jeans
Stuart Weitzmann leopard ballet flats

3-4. 3/11. Five days postpartum. At DS1's preschool for his birthday celebration. Repeat of my earlier outfit with black sweater and polka dot skirt.

5-6. 3/12. Six days postpartum. This isn't really a WIW, just to show that I still have a significant pregnant-looking pooch when I wear regular shirts. Baby started smiling at six days old--that's a new record for my kids (I think the other ones started around 2 weeks)--he's a happy baby!

7-8. 3/17. Eleven days postpartum. To the park with the kids. My boyfriend jeans are the only regular jeans I can fit into, because I had sized up.
Tulle orange peacoat
Gap striped T (Used a BeBand for extra coverage)
Kut boyfriend jeans
Yellow Converse

9-14. 3/20. Two weeks postpartum. I felt like I was wearing a "magic dress" because I finally felt like I had my old figure back! Went to DD's school to show the class art auction project that I had organized (working on it from one week before to two weeks after delivery...as if I wasn't busy enough, LOL!) And took baby to his two week checkup--more happy baby smiles!
Michael Kors faux wrap dress
WHBM black cardigan
Clarks black pumps
WHBM black pendant

15. Just to show how versatile this dress is, this was me wearing the dress at nine months pregnant!
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31 Comments

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago
    You look fabulous, Natalie! I love your Michael Kors wrap dress! Your family is growing and wow, your children are adorable! Look at all that hair on your new baby :)
  • ramya replied 6 years ago
    I was just gonna ask do babies normally start smiling so early :) and i read your comment...
    But franky GP your kids are so adorable that I kinda forget to look at the clothes :(... Seriously if I was nearby you would have to get a restraining order to keep me away from them :D

    Jokes apart, yes I can see your old figure emerging and the MK dress was one of your dresses that started my love for wraps on others :)
    I do see your pooch(am I right here) reducing .
    But then you were one beautiful, fashionable mom, third time mom to be and now mom of 3 :).
    Your weight gain and now the loss are just happening changes. You are fab and no exactly what you want :)
    Lovely all the way :D

    xoxoxo 
  • Kristin SF replied 6 years ago
    You look amazing! B'feeding is awesome, but I think you have some good genes, too. ;-)

    Baby is ADORABLE and I just want to eat him up in #6. What a cutie pie.

    Sigh. I love that newborn smell.
  • O replied 6 years ago
    F.a.b.
    I have no idea how you manage it all but you do and look great on top of it. 
    The baby is too cute.
  • replied 6 years ago
    OMG your litle one is sooo cute. I love #14! And you are doing so well Natalie, My favourite pic is the one of you in your BF's. #9 and #10 in the wrap dress are fab, you have a lovely shape already, keep up the good work :)
  • replied 6 years ago
    You look great -- I can't believe your little guy is smiling! Both mine started at like 10 weeks. I guess I just had grumpy children :)
  • Karie replied 6 years ago
    You look fantastic, that wrap dress has really been a wardrobe workhorse. I love pic #14, what a happy baby!
  • shevia replied 6 years ago
    You are snapping back beautifully and the dress looks especially good on you but I can't rip my eyes from #6 and #14. That is one irresistibly adorable baby!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    Natlaie - you look AMAZING!  Wow - how gorgeous in the MK dress. Your newest cherub is making me smile - just look at the face in #14?!
  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago
    You look great and how lucky that your baby is already smiling!  Mine must have been grumpy like Ceit's because they didn't smile until around 6-8 weeks.  That blue dress looks amazing on you both now and when 9 months pregnant.
  • bj1111 replied 6 years ago
    that baby is the happiest baby i have ever seen!  mom and baby look so cute.  i love the pix of the older sis kissing the baby.

    you have a lovely family.

    and that is a magical dress.
  • deb replied 6 years ago
    You look great!! And I love the baby picks.
  • K. Period. replied 6 years ago
    Oh! Somehow I missed the baby announcement. Congratulations!!!  Baby is adorable and you look absolutely fantastic. Fan-tas-tic! 
  • Ariadne replied 6 years ago
    You are KILLING me, Natalie--with your incredible energy and ability to jump right back into the swing of things, and with those ridiculously amazing smiling baby pics.  What baby smiles at 6 days old?!  He must know he has a wonderful mama.
  • catgirl replied 6 years ago
    I can't believe your peanut is smiling ALREADY!  And those look like real smiles!

    You look fantastic - you will be back to your old self in less than no time.
  • pil replied 6 years ago
    You are looking wonderful! And those little baby smiles. Sigh. My baby is going to be 24 soon.
  • MsMary replied 6 years ago
    Oh my goodness!  SO MUCH CUTENESS!!  The baby smiles are just slaying me!!!  And it looks like Big Brother and Big Sister and enjoying the new addition!

    And you?  Look.  Fab.
  • Missey replied 6 years ago
    You made me laugh out loud...snapping WIW pics with a baby on your hip!  What great multitasking.  You look fantastic!  You have a beautiful family :)
  • rachylou replied 6 years ago
    What?! How did I miss the announcement?! Congrats! Yay baby!

    You are seriously stylin' in all those pics. And I have to tell ya I love DD's outfit there at the pool.


  • abc replied 6 years ago
    Being a relatively new mom myself, I am inspired by both your fashion ability during these body changing phases and also with your ability to get out of the house with the family just days postpartum.  Well done all around.
  • Angie replied 6 years ago
    You are SO INSPIRING!!! You look beautiful Natalie, and so does your family. Good grief, you and hubs make adorable kids. xoxo
  • Glory replied 6 years ago
    Oh my your family looks delish. I am however swooning over pics 6 and 14.
  • krishnidoux replied 6 years ago
    You look so fab in all of these but my! The smile of that little one, what a joy! Thank you for sharing these.
  • rae replied 6 years ago
    You are TOO fab! Look at you bouncing back right away. And the new babe looks *just* like your DH when he smiles. EEE! :D
  • christieanne replied 6 years ago
    What a beautiful, happy little guy! Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Your kids are so cute in pics!

    Looking good there mama :)
  • Tina.b replied 6 years ago
    You look amazing. I know how busy it is being a Mom to three and I remember that adjustment Such a cute baby! Great pics and outfits.
  • Marigold replied 6 years ago
    Amazing! how do you manage to look so put together with a brand new baby AND 2 older kids? You must be some kind of super woman (I have one child so i know what I'm talking about ;)). You look glowing, the fam is beautiful and your newest addition is such a cutie pie!
  • amiable replied 6 years ago
    Wow!  Congratulations (I missed your thread announcing the baby, but was wondering about you)!  You look completely wonderful, and so does baby!

  • Sylvie replied 6 years ago
    I didn't get to congratulate you on your other thread so congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family!  You are incredible - I can't believe how beautiful and put together you look just a few days postpartum.
  • harmonica replied 6 years ago
    Gorgeous family pic! *happy sigh*  I can almost smell the baby and feel the soft skin. So adorable - all of you

    And You Look Fab! As always :-) The M. Kors dress is really something! I hope we'll be able to have a met-up in April/May :-)
  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago
    I can imagine that this little one will be easy-going and a joy to have around!
    #3 just has to fit in and go with the flow.
    You are looking radiant and super-fab!!

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