Despite all of that, I did not gain the “average” 35 pounds. In fact, I hate girls that gain that little! I gained twice that much! I didn’t gain this weight because I got lazy and ate ice cream (OK, a little ice cream). It was actually a very busy time in my life where I stayed constantly moving and I always watched what I ate. I have come to realize that your bod will do what it wants regardless of your efforts. Bummer.
Seven and a half months later, my one problem area is, you guessed it, my belly! Something that helped me though: a few days after Stella Bella was born, my hubby’s step-mom told me to get a belly band. I was skeptical at first, so I did my research. Turns out, it is an ancient practice that helps Mamas get back to their lovely shape by compressing the abs. It also helps with posture and with postpartum stretch marks (I know, no one told me either!) It Velcros around your tummy and just sucks it all in! They say that only 6-8 weeks is all that is necessary, but I wore it for over 3 months just for good measure!
Did it work? I definitely think so, although I will never know postpartum without it. It was worth it for me because I was willing to pull out all the stops! I encourage everyone to do the same if it makes you feel like the hot, chic Mama you are!
I got mine at Babies R Us, but I hear this one is better:
the Belly Bandit
Stay tuned for LOTS more weight-loss and beauty tips!
What worked for you post babe??