Well, it happened. I finally made it to physical therapy for my hips and low and behold I had a slew of new things to do to be better. I can continue to do some yoga but on top of my new routines, I was told to maybe think about a maternity support belt. Last baby I didn’t wear one, last baby I didn’t have some the issues I have now.
Being physically active and then getting that tiny human growing has thrown my body into a panic. Nerves are bing messed with and muscles are not happy. Pain management is at an all time low. So I was told to get one, and so I rushed my preggers butt over to Motherhood Maternity to get relief as soon as possible. I got my belt. There are so many more to choose from than I thought. There is a style that has a band that goes higher up and one that has a strap across the bump. I just needed one for my hips, one to compress the hips and offer support. I found it, and got it in black.
When I got it home I had no idea how to wear the damned thing. How does it go? Where to the straps in back go? Is it upside down? There are no instructions. Just saying. None. So I ended up looking online for help after my mishaps. Seriously, who would think something so simple was so gosh darned intricate? I sure didn’t . I was like ok, you buy it take it out and put it on! No, there are straps. Ugh. Now what? I knew it was on wrong, but even wrong it felt just good, it felt relieving. And wow, why didn’t I do it sooner?!
So what to look for in Maternity support belts? Well that is up to you and your healthcare provider. But for me the basic under belly hip kind was what I needed. And that is what I got! I also wanted a color that would blend into some of my clothes more, so I needed a black belt. I’ll link to them at the end of the post.
Who would have thought something like this would really help and it does! I feel so much better. Now, if I have a pet peeve about the belt I will tell you, going to the bathroom. You have to unstrap it if you are wearing over your clothing. Like I did above. It is a lot of Velcro and you have to then readjust the belt after the fact. So that is annoying, but if that is the only thing then I will take it!
Today’s outfit of the day is not one of my faves, I am still going to post it so you can see that the belt is not really visible. Of course I am wearing a flowy baby doll boho dress.
It is wrinkled to high hell. Truth is I didn’t even see that until pictures. This is what happens when you run on no sleep. I am actually running around with maybe an hour of sleep. My son is sick again, and feverish so I was up all night long with this little guy. As well as hip pain and baby nugget moving all over the place! NO SLEEP. This is what happens when you have no sleep as a mom. You leave the makeup off, because you just do not give a damn, your hair is a mess with possible infant Tylenol in it, your clothes are wrinkled, and there is not enough coffee to sustain your level of energy. Or lack of energy, there isn’t enough coffee. You try to hide the dark circles with oversized sunnies and hope that it works. You hope your little feels better only to have him vomit on the mess of an outfit you did manage to put together. That right there is mom life. And it isn’t always pretty. So, I share the good, the bag, and the hideous on this blog. Not everything is sunshine and butterfly farts.
Especially not today, still, I put on a slightly exhausted happy face and try to push through. After all what else can we do? RAID THE TARGET CANDY AISLE.
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