My first child is 7 years old and I had the pupps rash and severe stretch marks that later faded. I had some lose skin but this baby has given me a hanging pouch. My son was born 9-22 and I carried him straight out front like a watermelon. I gained about 26 lbs and have lost all but about 12 . I had lost that after about the first week but I’m staying steady at 130 now. I am swollen or have a hard spot above belly button(uterus?) I don’t remember this with DD. my belly button is awful. It’s flipped completely out. Here I am 2 weeks and 1 day pp, 2nd child.
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First, I’d like to say only two weeks post partum and half the weight gained, gone! Second, this is way too early to start criticizing your pp body/belly… still much more change to come. I had the same issue (the swollen/hard spot above belly button) and I think it is uterus shrinking related. I did use this 24/7 for the first 3 months after baby number 2 and it helped tremendously. https://www.bellefit.com/ congratulations on baby number two!!
I am seeing a combination of you being only 2 weeks post partum, and you are so small to begin with. So the baby pushed out mainly upper abs. I am sure you will be a completely different photo op in about 4 months. Give it time. But you look amazing and are obviously a beautiful, sexy,
I have two kids, the oldest is five years older than my second. Our bodies definitely react differently to pregnancy with that kind of distance between babies – with age, different pregnancies, etc. Anyway, that’s one thing. But let’s not forget that you literally JUST HAD A BABY. It’ll take a few more weeks, but things will definitely get back to normal soon. :) If you still feel your abs aren’t the same, then consult your physician, it could be something called diastasis recti (I do have a bit of this from my second baby). To be certain, it is WAY TOO EARLY to tell if you have that, I just wanted to put that out there in case you don’t come back to post again because you are just 2 weeks pp, which is just a blip in time in the span of healing for our bodies pp.
Almost all of the weight you have gained is gone!! Good for you. Don’t be so hard on yourself! You look great. Your body has done phenomal things the past 10 months. Let it heal :). I used a stomach wrap that you use to sweat from walmart. It helps stabilize those stomach muscles and bring everything back in. Please give it a try. It’s also great support for your back and decreases swelling. I think I bought mine for $5 and since passed it on to my other mommy friend.
Congratulations on the newest addition to your family + all of the quick weight loss already. It sounds like you had a healthy pregnancy as far as weight gain so you will probably be to a place where you are happy and healthy with your body soon. (I hate saying back in shape or back to your old self because it doesn’t account for the amazing transformation of becoming a mother!) It is amazing how quickly our bodies change during and after pregnancy. Such a huge transition in just 9 months and then our bodies have so much work to recover post baby.
You may have an umbilical hernia. I had that with my second pregnancy and it looks like a soft spot above the belly button + the belly button pushed out/kinda funny looking. My daughter weighed almost 9lbs and I think that was one of the small ways that pregnancy took a toll on my body. I hope it’s not the case for you, but you may want to check with your doctor just to rule it out if nothing else.