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Old 05-16-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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S/C/G: 240/184/155

Height: 5'6"


Originally Posted by PacSunMama View Post
NOT a brilliant idea to try on ballgowns at 5 weeks post-csection.

The Army ball is in 3 weeks and a friend loaned me a few gowns to try on. I have bits and parts hanging out every which way and the only dress that actually fits me is the one made of chiffon. The others are too big or too small in the wrong places. I think it's going to be an occasion to bust out the "fancy pants" (girdle) I wore at my wedding.

And saran wrap.
Oh man, I can't imagine having to wear a ball gown 8 weeks postpartum (and I didn't have a c-section!). Definitely go with the girdle, it'll make yourself feel more confident. BTW, can you take one of the dresses that is too big and tailor it in a bit if you like it more? A good tailor should be able to do it without making something too permanent....

BTW, I think you can just mention to everyone that you recently had a baby and they'd probably be forgiving if you showed up in a brown paper bag.

Starting Measurements (B/W/H): about 51/40/46, 240 lbs Goal Reached Pre-Pregnancy: 39/29.5/38, 156lbs Current: about 43/34/42
Started at 240
Onederland 199 (Jan 6, 2010, exactly 2 years after my previous due date!)
Overweight BMI 185 (Aug 3, 2011, one year after joining 3FC!)
Pre-pregnancy weight 175 (Oct 18, 2011)
Called Goal 156

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