Major Fail…

white-nordstrom-wayf-midi-dress karen-walker-super-duper-glasses pink-peonies-collection-jewelry white-summer-dress karen-walker-sunglasses jimmy-choo-lang-sandals pink-peonies-collection-initial-necklace summer-time-dressesDress: Wayf | Heels: Jimmy Choo | Bag: Nordstrom | Glasses: Karen Walker | Necklace: Pink Peonies Collection | Bracelet: Pink Peonies Collection (new arrival!) | Ring: Pink Peonies Collection | Lips: Liner- Hip and Happy, Lipstick- Saint Germain, Gloss- Turkish Delight

So remember earlier this week how I told you I found such a great dress that was so easy to nurse in?!  Well I also found a dress that’s not so easy to nurse in (this one!). I think my brain might be a little fried from the lack of sleep I’ve been getting lately…

Sunday morning I woke up, nursed Isla and then got ready for church. We were running late (per usual) so I threw this dress on that I bought right before I gave birth to Isla (I was a little excited about buying non-maternity clothes again). About two hours into church Isla got hungry so I headed to the mother’s lounge to feed her. The moment I sat down I realized that there was no possible way to feed Isla in this dress- other than completely taking off my dress. Needless to say there was NO way I was going to strip down in the mother’s lounge so I gathered up my stuff and ran home to feed her. Major mom fail on my part, Isla was not very happy with me by the time we got home and actually sat down to nurse. There are so many things that go through my mind as a new mom and now remembering to wear something that I can breastfeed in is one of them!

Happy Friday, I hope you all have a great weekend!

xo, Rach

93 Comments

  1. You look so beautiful, Rach. You were glowing before you had Isla, but now you just look ethereal. Happy looks amazing on you (so does the dress btw even if it was a nursing fail). You’ve made me look forward to having children.

  2. Oh you poor girl! It’s not a major fail as much of a fact that slipped the mind! So sorry this had to happen!
    Kisses,
    Rae K Lynn

  3. Awww. You’re a great mom Rach. Thanks for sharing your story. The busy life of a new mom. You’re blog helps gives me pointers for when one day we can have a child. xoxo

  4. Oh Rach! I’m so sorry! I do remember those days of having to breast feed and you have to be so careful about what you wear. When you’re a new Mom, you just do the best you can-especially because you’re running on lack of sleep. But you look absolutely gorgeous in these pics! I love the braided belt you’re wearing. That tote bag looks great with everything ( I have a similar one from Old Navy). Your hair is getting so long and looks so beautiful!

  5. Thank you for this post!! Beig a new Mom is sooo tough. Especially when you like to wear more than just “nursing” tops. I’m in the same situation. I have a 3.5 year old and a 3 month old. I feel so limited! V-necks or jersey wrap dresses. Thanks for posting more options! Xoxo hang in there Amanda + Austin + Atticus

  6. Haha! Thank you for this story… I can totally appreciate how you must have felt. I just had my first baby on April 27th (it was so fun to be pregnant “along side” you!) and am also breastfeeding. It’s tough to remember that you have to dress for it, too! I feel like each time I take my son anywhere, I forget something essential. It’s a learning process, that’s for sure!

  7. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love the dress & I’ve totally been there too w/breastfeeding fails because of the wrong dress. The good news is it’s such a classic look you can wear it again when you aren’t nursing as frequently or when she is older (maybe great for a date night). Loved loved loved the recommendation on your last post. I ordered two of the Vince dresses (one in each color) as I’m expecting bambino #2 w/in the next few weeks and want to feel stylish when I can!

    Thank you!!! I always enjoy your posts.

    Abby

  8. Don’t fret. Unfortunately you will have more fails. But that is a part of motherhood and you learn with everything. People will tell you do it this way or that, but stick to your heart. Your Isla’s momma, God gave you to her. He knows what’s best :) Looking beautiful!

    Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

  9. I saw the title of this post “Major Fail” and then scrolled down to look at all the gorgeous photos and could not for the life of me figure out what the ‘fail’ was until I read your post! Funny story!

  10. Creating a whole new wardrobe around nursing can be a bit tricky but breastfeeding is totally worth it. As much as I don’t like this option and it doesn’t sound relaxing, I’ve taken my little one into the handicap stall of the restroom and just stood and nursed her in my arms (usually if we were somewhere and I didn’t feel comfortable nursing in public). Of course that’s much easier to do when they are a bit older and are more efficient (like 5 mins per side vs. 20 mins). I’ve also nursed in the fitting room at Target many times on the bench. ;) The skirt and top idea you had before for church seemed like a good option. Also, maybe blouses with skirts that button down or nursing cami/tanks under a pretty blazer or cardigan with skirt could be a great option for you.

  11. Our daughters are just about the same age and I’m having the same issues! I was just thinking the other day I should create a line of nursing-friendly, fashionable tops because right now it seems like your choices are either look dowdy and nurse, or look fab and not nurse!

  12. Ha! Yes, that does happen! I am on 14 months of breastfeeding and it stinks to not be able to wear certain things. I pump at work and I have stripped down to my skivvies to pump a few times just because I wanted to wear a dress I can’t wear when I have my son.

  13. I think these kinds of things happen to every mom. One time I went to the children’s museum after I had just had my second child. I was so worried about remembering all the things that everyone needed, that I forgot to put my nursing pads in- I also had forgotten to bring any with me! About an hour and a half into our fun, I noticed that the front of my shirt was soaking wet!! Luckily I was wearing my baby, so nobody knew except the two of us, but I sure felt dumb, and I never made that embarrassing mistake again!

  14. Oh gosh I totally know that struggle!!! I have some dresses that I love so much but they’re virtually impossible to nurse in, which makes me so sad

  15. Haha! I have TOTALLY done this! On more than one occasion! Once I actually just threw a blanket over my bottom half and pulled the bottom of my dress up ;) luckily no one else came in the mother’s lounge! Gotta love the life’s lessons that being a mom teaches you ;)

  16. Same happened to me when I just had Mason. Being a first time Mom isn’t easy.
    I figured out that even though I’m breast feeding I wanted to wear outfits I feel comfortable in and not because they are more convenient, so I purchased a electric pump and would express milk into a bottles before we left lol