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oh god, got a nasty shock today

(60 Posts)
LetThemEatCake Wed 30-Sep-09 22:46:45

so I was in Sainsbury's with my mum who was somewhat excited by the prospect of 25% off all clothing until Monday...

There was an alright-looking skirt in there ... £20, so £15 after the discount ... very similar to the kind of things you see in White Stuff - brown cord, a-line, to the knee, bit of a flower motif thingy embroidered on the front

So I thought, may as well try it on at home, might look okay with a l/s tee and brown boots, certainly handy for breastfeeding if worn with the right top blah blah

So I grab a 12... and it doesn't do up!!!

okay, fair enough, I had a baby on the weekend but it was still a shock ... anyway, my question is:

do I keep the 12 in the expectation that it will fit in a few weeks?
or buy a 14 to fit now and hope that it hangs in a louche manner on my hips in a few weeks?


cornsilk Wed 30-Sep-09 22:48:01

Yes keep it, it will fit soon enough. You must have a massive wardrobe.

MyCatIsABiggerBastardThanYours Wed 30-Sep-09 22:51:47

Keep the 12, its bound to fit after a few weeks.

I was in Sainsburys the other week looking at the kids clothes and MY big shock was a whacking great big spider learching out of a rack of kids jumpers onto one of the assistants. She screamed, I screamed and the woman next to me screamed. Bloody load of jessies that we are! Saved by smirking saturday boy! Think I'd rather have had your shock tbh ( I was nowhere near a size 14 after my DC born). grin

LauraIngallsWilder Wed 30-Sep-09 22:53:05

You had a baby at the weekend and you are upset that you couldnt fit into a size 12 skirt shock


noddyholder Wed 30-Sep-09 22:55:33

I can't believe you were in the supermarket Fantastic!And looking at clothesgrin! Mind when ds was born my best freind came round day 2 and I was painting my toenails and she nearly had me certified

smugmumofboys Wed 30-Sep-09 22:59:11

I have no fashion pearls of wisdom to add but when the midwife came to visit my cousin the day after having her baby, she was in the stables mucking out her horse.

Congrats on the baby btw LTEC!

PrettyCandles Wed 30-Sep-09 23:01:39

Buy the 14. You never know how long it will take to return to pre-pregnancy weight or shape. Some people find the weight drops off with bfing, some find that it stays the same and drops off only when they stop bfing.

Buy the 14 and look good now. Why wait?

LetThemEatCake Wed 30-Sep-09 23:06:45

smugmum - that's so funny, I was looking at my midwife notes from when dc2 was born at the end of 2007 the other day and the day after the birth my notes read: "I arrive to find LTEC putting up shelves"

Much as it would be nice to spend a few weeks wafting about the house, I just can't do it. Not with the other 2 dcs around ... much better that they should be wreaking havoc elsewhere!!!

LetThemEatCake Wed 30-Sep-09 23:08:21

oh noddy, I can't wait to paint my own toenails again!! the luxury of bending over!!!

mummee09v Thu 01-Oct-09 07:19:14

LTEC - buy the 12 !!!!

it will motivate you to get the weight off!!! and anyway, i'm sure more will drop off without u even trying anyway as you only just had the baby, in my experience the weight kept falling off for about 3 weeks.

and can't believe you were out shopping just days after giving birth, you go girl!!! Lol.

CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 07:28:19

get the 14, wear it now and stop shopping

BlueKangerooWonders Thu 01-Oct-09 08:11:00

buy the 14, wear it and enjoy it. If it starts to feel loose, it'll still look good, but if it's tight, you'll feel rubbish for too long!

MissWooWoo Thu 01-Oct-09 09:56:28

buy the 14 and feel fabulous.

When it starts to feel a little loose no doubt the cold(er) weather will have set in, so will need thick wool tights and with their thick waistband and a tucked in vest (obv with long sleeve tee over top, not tucked in!) skirt will still fit and you will (still) look fabulous.

When it starts to feel too loose and is slipping down your hips, give it to charity and treat yourself to something new. You will feel fabulous on both counts!

must say, I applaud your shopping stamina!

TsarChasm Thu 01-Oct-09 10:06:44

You're a size 14 and you had a baby a few days ago?envy I wasn't a size 14 nor was I even out in public <hazy recollection of depressing dressing gown/dreadful hair days>

You sound fantastic! Have the 14 (which isn't big anyway)and enjoy it. If it does hang off you in a few weeks you could always have it taken in (or get rid as suggested) either way you'll have had some enjoyment from it.

25% off eh?...Hmm must have a look.

StrictlyAvadaKedavra Thu 01-Oct-09 10:13:09

Buy the two the sell the other one afterwards


LetThemEatCake Thu 01-Oct-09 10:14:06

I wasn't shopping!! just stocking up on lunchables for the other dcs... and saw said skirt in passing ....

my mum made me do it ... she loves a bargain

IdrisTheDragon Thu 01-Oct-09 10:38:52

Is the 25% off clothes in Sainsburys happening everywhere?

PuppyMonkey Thu 01-Oct-09 10:43:44

I need to see a pic of this skirt that looks like White Stuff for £15 please. Then I'm off to Sainsbo's myself!!

princessmel Thu 01-Oct-09 10:45:44

Buy both!

What did you have LTEC?

thedollshouse Thu 01-Oct-09 10:48:42

I was in maternity clothes for a month after the birth. I wouldn't even have attempted trying on a size 12 even though I was a size 8 before pregnancy.

BikeRunSki Thu 01-Oct-09 12:21:35

oooh, thanks LTEC, I have my eye on a few Saino clothes and was waiting for the next 25% off promotion.

And kee the 12! Surely you have had enough babies to knwo that it'll fit in a few weeks?

AstronomyDomine Thu 01-Oct-09 12:23:26

can't imagine why not fitting into a 12 when you had a baby less than a week ago is such a nasty shock

LetThemEatCake Thu 01-Oct-09 16:44:14

I know, sounds stupid to me now too - think I am suffering kind of hormonal body dysmorphia where my relative ease of movement (compared to the lumbering heifer of a week ago) is tricking me into thinking that I have attained a sylph-like shape overnight. Am over it now, was being an idiot.

princessmel - a boy!! born on Sat 26th, weighed8lb 1oz and called Leon Magnus.

Puppy Monkey - it's not a million miles away from the White Stuff range .. .will upload a pic after the dcs are in bed.

Eyeballls Thu 01-Oct-09 16:54:02

I was looking at that skirt today. Was going to go back tomorrow and get it...

chattermouse Thu 01-Oct-09 18:38:53

I say go size 14 for now. You deserve comfort whilst looking after a newborn. Your tum will come off, don't pressure youself. Bet 14 looks ace on you anyway.

So this skirt, does it look like the embroidered flower bit would unpick off without leaving obvious damage? What shape and length is it? I am after a plain brown cord and that sounds bargaintastic.

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