Originally Posted by katylynn
So yesterday we were getting ready to leave the house, and I was in my underwear and a shirt holding the lo. My soon-to-be 10 yr old daughter sees me and says "geez, mom you still have a fat tummy." Now I wouldn't have been so offended if this came from my 4 yr old, but a 10 yr old really knows what they're talking about!! The quickest thing that came to mind as the dagger was aching my heart was "that wasn't very nice!". I am offically 1 month pp today, and I guess I need to do a better job on my diet and exercise program!
Totally jumping in the thread...I happened to stumble on this.
Have you ever seen a balloon that's deflated? It never quite goes back to it's original out of the bag shape and tone?
Some people manage to get the flat belly back but MOST people will always have a little pooch left after child-birth. You were stretched all out of shape. Skin doesn't go all the way back. It just doesn't. And it absolutely doesn't just a few weeks after delivery!! And the older you are, the less likely your skin will just snap back into place. (I saw you have a 10 yr old, so you're probably not in your very early 20s.)
Might be something to bring up to your 10 year old as well. Realistic expectations are a good thing to grow up with!!!
Ok, off the soap box. Congrats on the baby btw!