I don’t know what it is, but I am feeling frumpy. I’ve not lost all the pregnancy weight, but I can wear most of my pre-pregnancy clothes. You would think that would make me feel pretty good, but no…I still feel frumpy.
I imagine some of it is the fact that I’m losing hair now due to hormones. I never had that happen until my 3rd child. Since then, it’s been every single child and for months on end. I now perpetually live with “stickin’ up hair” as my 8 year old daughter calls it…little bitty hairs, many of them grey, that stick up all over my head!
Or maybe I need to drink more water. I’ve always needed to drink more water. After Emily was born, I tried to make a concerted effort to drink more water. I even started an accountability thread on MOMYS designed to encourage me to drink my quota for the day. It worked fairly well, but once again, I find I am lacking in that department.
Quite possibly, it is my lack of sleep. Many nights I just am not sleeping. This has been going on for about a month now. It’s worse when I’ve forgotten to take my B vitamins. I used to have serious sleep issues when I was younger, but hadn’t dealt with too much outside of pregnancy in years. My mind is working overtime, especially at night when I have the luxury of quiet solitude. I need to be diligent with my vitamins so I am prepared for my wake-up call the next morning (otherwise known as 5 talkative children climbing into bed with me!)
I’ve also considered the possibility that my clothes are just frumpy in and of themselves. It’s been a long time since I bought anything new because every time I consider it, a voice in the back of my head says, “But someone might spit up on you!” or, “You might get grease on it and ruin it!” And sadly, the voice is right. No matter how careful I am, I truly am a human napkin. Maybe I should invest in some high powered stain remover and get myself a few new outfits?
But that brings me to another thought…I don’t know how to dress my mama-shaped body. Someone somewhere needs to teach a class on such things. I’m surely not the only one in this world who can’t figure out how to put together an outfit that compliments (or hides) my new curves. Someone out there in blogland needs to blog about this, pretty please!
So, that’s my quest…find a way to stop feeling frumpy. I would welcome any thoughts, suggestions, blog posts, pictures, etc that would assist me on this quest! Thanks!