Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Today when my parents brought Suzi home they also brought the rest of my Highland Games outfit: my purple nursing bodice. The Wardlaw tartan has a lot of purple in it, but my bodice also reverses to black. The lady who made it, Dayna Wright of Seams Wright, also makes an array of other bodices, most of which have shoulder straps (like Kim at the top right of this page). I was wondering how I would manage to breastfeed in one. A lot of unlacing would be involved for sure. I was wearing a bodice I felt okay about and Dayna's mom was marking it up with chalk for adjustments so they could make it in the color I wanted. Then she brought out a notebook full of pictures of her work.
"...And here's a nursing bodice we did for a--"
GASP! Love at first sight.
Not only can I easily breastfeed Suzi in this, it reins in mommy-belly (not to mention my-daughter-just-turned-one-and-I-ate-like-half-the-cake-belly). It's basically a corset!
But that's not all! A few months or a couple of years down the road when I'm pregnant again (hopefully) Dayna will be able to replace the front panel with a maternity piece to allow for a stuck-out belly.
I love it. And when people ask me about it, because there are only two like this as far as I know, I'll be proud to tell them it's a nursing bodice.