It was the first time I've worn makeup since she was born. And instead of wearing pajama bottoms or the lounging pregnancy pants, I wore pre-pregnancy jeans. I was really excited that they fit... still a little snug, but they buttoned with room to spare, so I pranced to the office.
As the day wore on, it dawned on me that I haven't had to "suck it in" for about 5 months. I'm going to totally have to retrain my gut to do that - and my brain to remember to do it. Gut training needs to happen anyway because my abs, which were outlined and cut pre-pregnancy, are now jell-o.
There's another huge undertaking that I'm also going to have to start remembering. Yesterday's jeans reminded me that I have to actually unbutton and unzip before I can pull my pants down. Again, I've not worn pants that have buttons or zippers in months -- imagine my confusion when I stood in front of the toilet, ready to sit and pee, and wondering why I couldn't pull my pants down.
I read a study that pregnant women's brains actually shrink in their head and don't return back to normal until about 3 months after the baby has been born. So I'm going to chalk one up to baby brain shrinkage that I really didn't remember that I needed to unzip my pants, that I really stood there and made several attempts to pull them down before I realized that they were still buttoned.
Too bad they don't have a program on Brain Age for that.