Last year, after becoming pregnant, clothing items gradually rotated in and out of my closet. Pants that became uncomfortably snug made their way into a different closet so that I would not be reminded that they were no longer a current option. This process continued until everything left in my closet was specifically labeled "maternity."
A few months after my son was born, I dared to venture into that wardrobe of "before." (Oh, I've missed those jeans and those fabulous black pants! Etc.) However, trying things on for the first time postpartum was a very mournful experience. I realized some items may be forever relegated to "before." But as time passed, all those clothes with the stretchy waistbands crept out of my closet, and former clothes slowly but surely returned.
A few days ago, I retrieved a favorite pair of pants from the 2nd closet and tried them on for the umpteenth time because I have refused to let them go without a fight! (Not a diet, mind you--just hope.) And can I tell you they fit?! It was a very exciting occasion!