You're too cute! I definitely don't feel the same way. I will never forget the feeling of shell-shock when I saw myself after my first was born. Looking back now after having three kids, I can say that my body did indeed look extra awful after my first. Even in all the books I had read, no one *really* talked about exactly how strange you may look to yourself. Just vague sentences like "You may be surprised at how your body looks after you give birth." YEAH.
Belly binding for me is about helping my diastasis rectii to heal. Also, I recently read that a midwife said, "You know that funny my-organs-are-falling-out-feeling after you give birth? Well, it's really your organs falling back *into* place!" That makes perfect sense to me!
And like so many lost arts, obviously there is a good reason that essentially every traditional cultures does belly wrapping during and/or after pregnancy! I meant to try it last baby, but I couldn't decide which kind I wanted to use so I didn't bind at all.
I am stoked so many of you are going to try belly binding! Let's all try and give a little update at some point. I am really curious to hear how the different styles and techniques work for different mamas.
Thank you for sharing sunmamma! I definitely want to hear more about your experience. I don't know that I saw the Baboosh when I was looking? Maybe I did. There are so many to choose from!