In a parent's dictionary, the words "bedtime" and "peace" would probably be synonymous.
The late afternoon is a blur of activity for us - making and eating dinner, going on a family walk, bathtime, push-ups and sit-ups by the bath, pajamas, brushing teeth, brushing hair, nursing the baby.
By 8:00 or 8:30 - 9:00 at the latest - the girls are both asleep on most nights. My husband and I sigh contentedly and soak up the silence.
Then, we settle into our nightly routine, which generally consists of working on projects and business ideas in a frenzy (there's something oddly comforting and relaxing about that...), talking about anything and everything, eating a late night snack, and - on a few rare occasions - watching one of the two TV shows that we watch (LOST and Fringe).
We finally - happily, sleepily, with a million thoughts rolling around our restless and creative minds - crawl into our bed at around 1 a.m.
I'm actually quite picky about what I sleep in. It has to be comfortable (and I have high standards for comfort when it comes to loungewear). The material has to be "just so" - soft and lightweight. And, it has to provide easy nursing access - so easy that I don't have to deal with bunched up material or lots of fabric.
Right now, I alternate between two pajama sets and, ironically, they are both by the same brand: Majamas.
On any given night, you'll likely find me in either my Majamas Pajannaman PJ's ($63 - see my previous review of these pajamas):
Or my Majamas Lace Sleep Set ($82):
Pretty, don't you think? But, I promise they're not solely pretty. They're pretty comfy too. I might sometimes even wear them past the noon hour, but that information is strictly confidential.
Made with a unique combination of 92% polyester and 6% spandex, the material is positively sultry. It glides right over my frame and is perfectly flattering for a mama because it shows off my shape, but DOESN'T "cling." There's even extra room for your tummy so either of these sets would also make for a perfect "coming home outfit" after baby's birth.
Nursing or not, brand new mama or not...you will LOVE these pajamas.
Want to buy either of the above sets? Consider purchasing them from Better Mommy Fashions, a mom-owned online boutique that "specializes in high-quality and fashionable nursing clothes." Owned and operated by Ruby, a stay-at-home mom with an almost-9-month-old little girl, the shop features items that she has hand-selected to help new mamas feel their very best. As a former international model, she knows fashion. As a nursing mama, she knows practicality. Shop with confidence, knowing you're supporting another mom - AND knowing that you can return any items that don't fit for a full refund within 30 days (now, that's customer service...a few big name brands could do well to learn from Miss Ruby...ahem, Motherhood Maternity).
YOUR TURN: What do you wear to bed on most nights?
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