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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
My post-baby body
In breaking news, Sabrina looked at my stomach tonight and pronounced, "It's round." Yep, got that message. Just in time for our annual Thanksgiving feast!
My stomach, never my most firm body part, hasn't recovered from my two c-sections. A few months ago, I read a survey in which 88 percent of 500 women polled said that even if they'd lost the baby weight, they were never able to reclaim their pre-baby stomach. In the same survey, 54 percent of women said they were "jealous" of celeb moms who instantly bounced back post-baby. Not all do; in celebland, it's called the "post-baby bump" and the ever-dogged paparazzi nailed poor Halle and Nicole shortly after they gave birth.
If I looked one-tenth as good as they did after I'd had a baby, I'd have nothing to bitch about. I've been trying to work more sit-ups into my life, though I don't beat myself up about it. It helps that Dave has a post-pregnancy bump, too (love you and your belly too, honey)! Give it up here: What's the state of your stomach?