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Empty Sack Thread!!! (Post Partum Belly Shots, hehehe)

post #1 of 14
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Somebody had the idea to post PP belly shots, so I went ahead and took a picture and have decided to be brave and post it! I'm not too unhappy with how I look...I'm not big on working out, so it helps that I don't mind a bit of flabby belly! Hahaha...anyway.

I am using a belly binding thingie this time and so far I don't notice a difference in the way I look, but I notice a huge difference in the way FEEL! It's so nice to have my guts held in this time...I highly recommend it.

 

Here is my post partum belly, 12 days out:

 

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post #2 of 14
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Sorry it's so big you guys..holy shit. I have to resize that!
 

post #3 of 14

Ha ha! I love it. You look great for 12 days. Curious what binder you are using? I got one to use for the first time, this time, too... I can't stand that feeling that my guts are just freely roaming around my abdomen!

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Originally Posted by dkenagy View Post

Ha ha! I love it. You look great for 12 days. Curious what binder you are using? I got one to use for the first time, this time, too... I can't stand that feeling that my guts are just freely roaming around my abdomen!


I found it at my favorite consignment store, barely used, for nothing! haha It's just one of those Babies-r-Us ribbed ones..it's really comfortable, but it's not a true girdle style belly binder. I wanted to do a whole "real deal" binding...but whatever. Hahha...I lost patience in finding the right one, blah blah, so I just stuck with this one and it's honestly been great. My belly doesn't look flatter or anything this time, but I didn't really expect it to.

post #5 of 14

Thanks for posting the pic.  I think you look great!  I'd be happy to be in that state 12 days later.  

post #6 of 14

I bought a Gabriella (? I think) brand one that was recommended here on MDC by lots of moms. I had a couple $5 amazon gift cards, so I paid about $10 oop, free shipping... anyway, it's pretty much like what you described; not so much like a girdle. It does have the "breathable" side panels though, which I thought would be good because I live in the south and my avg body temp pp is like 125*. Ha.

post #7 of 14

Today, 10 days pp.  The first week I used my Target brand Belly Band to help feel like my belly was a little more "pulled together."DSC_1560.jpg

post #8 of 14
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You look INCREDIBLE mama!!

post #9 of 14

Wow, kjourdan! You do look incredible!

post #10 of 14

You both look amazing!!!  I will still look at least 6 months pregnant for weeks on end after having the baby.  

post #11 of 14

wow! yes you both Do look Amazing! i carry alot of extra "baby fat" for about 4-6 months and usually take about 10-12months to get totally back to my pre-preg. size/shape.

post #12 of 14

wow, i hope i look as good as you ladies PP!

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552858_3341982477430_689192950_n.jpgOne day post-partum

post #14 of 14
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My belly button looks exactly like yours, swelldoula!
 

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