Welcome to Mommy Mondays, the day I've set aside to brag on my kid. And on my mothering. Okay, really just on the kid. I have started with a picture of Pigtail, so you won't feel too sorry for me and my gaffes.
Embarrassing postpartum confessions could probably be their own blog entirely. I have a growing list.
Back in September when I was trying to find a dress for the Fanciest Baby Shower Ever, the ladies at Pea In A Pod highly recommended that I purchase these LilyPadz for use in my bra once I was nursing. "You'll need them," they assured me. "Really," they pressed.
So I bought them and stuck them in my All Things Maternity drawer. After my first bout with leakage on an errand, I decided I would put the Lilypadz to use.
Lilypadz are soft, thin, flexible plastic nipple shields. They are, essentially, large reusable nipple bandaids.
But I didn't know that. Or bother to read the directions.
Each Lilypad comes on a large hard plastic shell about the size of a teacup saucer. This is intended to help them stay clean and keep their shape. I didn't know this, so I stuck the padz and the "saucer" in my bra. It was not comfortable and it looked ridiculous. I mean, really ridiculous. Like I had on a bullet-proof bra.
Not to mention that they didn't work. I leaked all over the place. I complained to a girlfriend and she asked a few leading questions before realizing I was sticking the padz and their case under my clothes.
I was mortified, but I learned to use them right and I do highly recommend Lilypadz.
Surely you have a postpartum confession. Don't leave me feeling red-faced.
To read one of my embarrassing pre-partum confessions, click here.
Photo by R. K.