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Thank God for technology and mommy friends. This April & May, 3 of my besties and I had babies. That’s right 4 babies in 6 weeks by 4 best friends. Now imagine how our lives got flipped turned upside down (I love that Fresh Prince line. Yes I’m old!) at the same time. Our days quickly became all about the babies (and for two of us our toddlers too) and getting adjusted to the new norm. Not to mention 3 of us were recovering from C-sections in the process. We decided to set up a group chat to stay in touch when phone calls became impossible. Our chats are priceless and the conversations cover all things mom, baby, work and life. Recently we talked about the before babies and after babies responses to questions we get asked. Here are some examples.
Question: How is work?
Before: Glad it’s the weekend. Work was work but now we are off to the Hamptons for a few days.
After: Work never ends. The SAHM job is a 24 hour position. And our one friend that has returned to her corporate job says ” Sigh, I’m tired and the baby hasn’t seen enough of me. The housekeeper and I have lots to do.”
What’s up for the weekend?
Before: Hamptons, brunch & a day party with college friends.
After: Laundry, play dates, more laundry, and baby food making.
How are your workouts going?
Before: I’m up to 5 miles at a 10 minute per mile pace and 2 minute planks. I’m beach ready all year round.
After: Workout? You mean arm lifting the baby everywhere? Not to mention that TMI discussion we had about bladder leakage. I can barely laugh, cough or sneeze much less enjoy my 15 minute workout because I’m embarrassed about what’s going on down under.
But of course I (the research mom of the pack) have a solution for this pesky little problem. So we pause to discuss Poise Impressa Bladder Supports. My mom friends are impressed that we can use these for up to 8 hours in a 24 hour period, they are discrete and being able to laugh, cough, dance, exercise and sneeze without worrying about leakage sealed the deal. We each ran out to CVS to pick up a sizing packet.
What’s for dinner?
Before: We are having a lobster boil and some Prosecco straight from Italy.
After: Dinner? Let me see what I have in my freezer stash. Oh a lasagna my mom made. That’s it and some oatmeal for lactation purposes.
We also laughed about the current state of our bags…
What’s in our bags?
Before: Lipstick, mascara, cell phone, tablet, a too big wallet full of receipts that represent fun, flats and the latest issue of In Style Magazine.
After: Well the bag belongs to the baby of course so we manage to squeeze in a small cosmetics case with our necessities plus a cell phone. Here’s what’s in my bag:
Lipstick & balm
Mascara, eye liner, makeup compact
Travel sized deodorant (because these hormones!)
I pretty much fit my life into this case and it goes from baby bag, to gym bag and occasionally in a date bag depending on where we are going. My most important items are lipgloss, earrings and my Poise Impressa because I feel like my old self with them. Poise Impressa does not interfere with my normal bathroom routines (you get the picture) but it can not be worn if you are pregnant or having your cycle even though it is inserted like a tampon. Sizing isn’t about how tall you are or how much you weigh, it’s all about the best internal fit for you so start with Size 1 and if it is not a good fit try the next size up. Want to try out the kit? You can get $1 off the Poise Impressa Starter Kit with a printable coupon at CVS while available.
And the question that has changed the most…
Before: How are you?
After: How are the kids?
LOL. You know everyone asks about the kids first. We have vowed to ask about one another first at least half the time. I can enjoy laughs with fellow mom friends in the trenches, get my body back workout on and go out on the occasional date with the Hubs with confidence thanks to Poise Impressa.
What would you do and what are your chats like post baby? And of course I need to know what’s in your bag?