Friday, May 18, 2007

Size Zero

Pregnant women can enjoy their bump while it lasts. But once that baby comes out... the pressure to get back into shape is on!

The worst part is that the post pregnancy woman probably looks the worst that she ever has. You've got flab hanging from your tummy, even though the child is out, your child bearing hips are still in tact, your face retains the swelling, the bags under your eyes are like two black holes and the worst by far... you gave birth to a 3kg baby AND the placenta, there is no more amniotic fluid and your uterus is back to size, but you've only lost 7kg from the weight they took at the hospital when you went in for labor (in comparison to the 17 you gained during the last 9 months)

To add to my woes, there are absolutely NO clothes made for post-pregnancy. For the past 5 days I have been searching for a top to wear for Iman's 3rd birthday party. I have been to 3 sales and a handful of other stores. All I need is something cute and trendy that covers my still prominent child bearing hips.

But no avail! Dubai is stocked with maternity outlets which carry sizes for all kind of bumps. They add that oomph to your already curvy figure and make you look good. Then there are stores that cater to proportionate women. There are small sizes and big sizes, but no sizes for my still prominent child bearing hips... Are there no un-proportionate women out there?


At 10:06 PM, Anonymous jammie said...

you just depressed me! i finally made my peace with pregnant me and now you say the post pregnant me will be more difficult to deal with. SIGH.

here in pakistan we dont have anything that caters to pregnancy time or post. the darzi is the saviour, if you are creative enough and he is smart enough. i really enjoyed my pregnancy because of what i did with my maternity clothes- and am wondering what i will do post also...what mode i will be sisters wedding is in mid yes...i understand what you say even though im not post pregannt yet.

At 12:49 AM, Blogger Hina said...

J, the silver lining to this cloud is that in time (emphasis on TIME), you will get your body back. If you eat well and occasionally do sit ups :)

Society just puts a lot of pressure on us. As soon as we have the baby, everyone expects us to be our old size again.

I've even had some "auntie's" pull the flab on my tummy and say, "you still have a long way to go."

My note to self... it's only been 4 weeks.

Don't be hard on yourself about size. Just remember to wear flattering clothes ;)

At 4:20 PM, Blogger The friendly lion said...

Might i suggest Evans. its for plus sized women, by which i mean no offence ;) you might find something there. the only outlet i have seen so far is in sharjah city centre opposite woolworths.
i thought running after the kids would be enough exercise

At 10:22 PM, Blogger bakpakchik said...

Aunties pulling on the flab of your tummy! Hina, that's GROSS. Not to mention totally MEAN.

Take this from someone who saw you pre-Iman, with-Iman in tummy, and then post-Iman ... you bounced back pretty quickly! AND you looked thinner and better after Iman than you did before!

So, something tells me, you will have no problem jumping back to your old size post-Ayzah :)

Plus, you now have two little angels to help tone you up ;)

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Dariush Alavi said...

Absolutely typical! Trust the women not to spare a single thought for the guy. Has O gone back to his pre-Ayzah size?? Are uncles tugging at the flab on HIS tummy??

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Hina said...


Thanks, I needed that laugh today.


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