Friday, February 12, 2010

Who said Mom's can't be sexy?

Before I got pregnant I was the queen of heels.  I would wear them everyday if I could.  I would not be caught dead wearing flats (that is before ballet flats became fashionable.)  I am 5'1 and felt utterly powerless without heels, that is until I became a mom.  We all know the feeling when we were five months pregnant that wearing heels would just not be a safe bet.  So we wear our flats, it's only temporary right?  Everyone will understand.  Well, no one tells you, that after you have the'll still be wearing flats.  First it's just the fact that you are "recovering," then it's the fact that you are chasing around your little one on play dates all day...and then the day try on  your beloved heels.  I am not talking about your average heels, I am talking about drop dead sexy heels, pointy toes and the whole shabang.  You put them on and say to yourself, "you've got to be kidding me?!" 

That is what I said to myself today when I tried this out.  I wanted to feel sexy on my date with my husband, so I put on these fabulous leather heels.  I couldn't even walk for goodness sake!  I didn't take them off though, don't you worry.  I wore them and I worked them...even if I was wobbling. I swear, every time I took a step I felt like I could have just about been walking on stilts.

In the end, it doesn't matter how much you have changed or how much your body has changed in the process of making a family.  When it comes down to it you have to look and see what you have in exchange.  I was complaining to my husband last night about how I would love to look like I used to in my bikini, or in an evening dress...but you know what?  Look what I have, I have an amazing son, and a pretty good body to show after it. I will probably never look like I did when I was in college, but do I really want to?  I wouldn't trade anything for what I have.  And you know what, I don't think my husband would either.

When I came home tonight after our date, I took off my heels and awaited my valentine's day present (we celebrated today.)  I saw a Victoria's Secret bag.  I expected lingerie, but instead I got the most wonderful pj set I could ever imagine.  It is so incredibly comfortable, while at the same time sexy.  I was so impressed with my husband and appreciative to have someone that doesn't mind seeing me in my comfy mom clothes all the time!  So tonight I will relish in having an amazing husband, a beautiful son, and a great life.


  1. I can't wear high heels anymore either. But you're right, it is a trade-off, but we GOT so much more than what we gave up!

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  2. Great post! I can't walk in heels any more either! I bought a new pair last year and wore them to church a couple of times, but I was totally exhausted by the time I got home from trying not to fall! Glad you had a great date! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. Good man.

    I personally adore pajamas and have two sets from VS.

    I love your attitude.

  4. I couldn't wear heels pre-kids but surprisingly I am doing pretty well post kids. They aren't crazy high or anything but they do make my legs look nice ;)

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  5. That's right, you have to be thankful for what you have. I think that every time I think about my pre-baby body and feel sad I don't have it anymore.

  6. Adorable! I have 4 kids now, and honestly, I was my most "mushy" after my 1st. If you can, just have a few more kids. On another note, I'm PUMPED for you that Hubby got you that comfy PJ set! My back hurts just LOOKING at high heeled shoes, too! I'm going to follow you on Twitter as well. I'm proud of you for finding your new normal, and you SHOULD be comfortable in your body and PROUD of your family!

  7. I totally love the comfy jammies too!!! VS makes the best!

    I am your newest follower - I really like your blog!


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