In September, I had my beautiful baby girl, Gabriella. During my pregnancy, I had delusions of being back to my "fighting weight" very quickly after giving birth, and being able to get back out to gigging soon after.
Sadly, that is not the case! The baby weight is coming off much slower than I had thought it would, and as a result, I haven't yet restarted my advertising. I feel like it is false advertising to show pictures of myself on my website looking one way, and then show up to the gig looking entirely different.
I have a gig this weekend - a first birthday party for a former client, and I've explained the baby thing! - and I am very excited to be getting back in the saddle. Although I had hoped my return to performing would have been much quicker, I'm happy to be back, at any rate!
Any other moms out there returning to professional performing? How long did it take?