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Ruined knitting / loose skin / twin skin (or

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morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 08:45:24

I can't find any pictures of this on the internet despite lots of worried whispering in mummies chatrooms, so I thought this might be a picture that would be of interest.

This is my stomach 8 months post-baby number 2. It is RUINED! sob I am now down to 9 stone and the rest of my body looks okay (with clothes on ). But I am left with this inside-out belly button and loose skin.

I went to the physio yesterday for some exercises for my hips (also ruined) and she said that I am stuck with this. I tried not to run screaming from the room.

You may remember that I was quite large !

Anyway I will leave this piccie here for future reference - feel free to refer other threads to it (or not!).

I promise not to post pictures of my vagina because that really WILL stop anyone else from ever breeding again...

Full-piece swimsuit, anyone?

morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 08:46:32

Ooh my title dropped off

It should read

Or "Keep that coil in!"

morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 09:00:57

Do we think there are just too many naked pictures of me here now?

megglevache Thu 29-Jun-06 09:03:33

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morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 09:05:30

hunkermunker Thu 29-Jun-06 09:08:13

You're a brave woman. But you'll not get much other than empathy from us, I don't think!

You have slim hips, so you might get from those of us who just look like they could front the next Pilsbury campaign

morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 09:14:19

Don't worry, when I turn sideways there's an arse there that can give a ride to four small children and a driver.

I just thought it would be a picture of interest, because I literally cannot find any pics of this on any mums sites, although there is a lot of concerned natter about it.

There are a few pics on plastic-surgery sites but they are always of rather well-padded ladies in the first place - so this is to demonstrate that the skin is going to look wrinkly regardless of fat loss, I think.

So you may as well tuck into those biscuits...

My stomach muscles are very knackered as you can see - there WAS a lot of definition there ONCE, so I need to fix that. But it isn't squishy, it's all reasonably solid, just fecking wrinkly!

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Thu 29-Jun-06 09:15:27

Just looked at your other pic mp - how big was that babe?

FWIW I think you may still see some improvement in your skin - tho maybe not your belly button.

hunkermunker Thu 29-Jun-06 09:16:47

Nah, it's fucked.

My SIL is a plastic surgeon and she says the only way to rid oneself of it is a tummy tuck.

I'm hoping she'll do me cost when I've had all my children

morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 09:17:15

My daughter said my belly button looks like a pig's snout!

Baby was 8 1/2 lb, so not huge.

morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 09:17:58

lol @ "Nah it's fucked"

sobs into hanky

hunkermunker Thu 29-Jun-06 09:18:31

Sorry MP. If it's any consolation, mine's the same, but with stripes

megglevache Thu 29-Jun-06 09:20:22

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Saggarmakersbottomknocker Thu 29-Jun-06 09:20:38

<<Nah, it's fucked>>

Hunker, I was trying to be optimistic

stitch Thu 29-Jun-06 09:21:14

other than the belly button, your tummy actually looks better than mine.
and at least you hav e lost all the weight.

i also have two handlebars/folds of skin sitting on my hip bones, ssometimes i feel like snipping them off, if only i could find a large enough par of sciissors.

rest assured, your tummy is in better shape than mine.

CarolinaMoose Thu 29-Jun-06 09:21:24

Ha!

Mine looks like that after one child (9lb 12oz, 15 days overdue), except slightly wonky at the bottom because of my dodgy cs scar.

I'm also left wondering why my belly button has unravelled.

There is a site somewhere with post-cs photos that look a lot like that - will try to find it.

CarolinaMoose Thu 29-Jun-06 09:21:24

Ha!

Mine looks like that after one child (9lb 12oz, 15 days overdue), except slightly wonky at the bottom because of my dodgy cs scar.

I'm also left wondering why my belly button has unravelled.

There is a site somewhere with post-cs photos that look a lot like that - will try to find it.

hunkermunker Thu 29-Jun-06 09:22:09

Shit, sorry to be the voice of doom - I honestly am sitting typing in front of one that's worse, MP - mine's podgier actually, wtf do I have to about?! There's not a [screams and runs for the hills] emoticon though is there?!

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Thu 29-Jun-06 09:24:40

I have a dodgy tum too mp , bit saggy, stretch marks and two vertical scars from surgery - one of which has put my belly button off centre.

Who cares ?- it diverts attention from my lack of norks and a bum that's as big a house!

CarolinaMoose Thu 29-Jun-06 09:25:06

check out these lovelies .

Agree re slim hips

morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 09:25:34

don't run too fast Hunker, you might trip over that belly of yours

Yes meggle I'd LOVE to see yours! None of my friends will show me theirs ... they all recoil in horror when I whip mine out (at dinner parties, in Tesco, etc)

throckenholt Thu 29-Jun-06 09:26:31

if you think how much your skin has shrunk back already I don't think it should be impossible for it to go a bit more. Maybe encourage it by moisturising it and making sure you drink lots of water (think that is supposed to help skin tone). And maybe some muscle stengthening exercise will help.

(mine does not look like that despite having twins - it is way to well padded - much of my flab seems to have moved to that area now - but maybe I can aspire to that look if I ever do shift the flab).

morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 09:26:43

I care! I had a gold belly bar for 15 years and did belly dancing classes for years, whipping out my fine belly at a moment's notice

NOW people would run in horror

puddle Thu 29-Jun-06 09:28:07

So.....all those people who posted on the bikini thread and said they'd wear one regardless...do you have stomachs like this?

Mine is similar (although belly button is ok) after two children. I had two huge babies and my bumps was massive both times. I think my stomach actually looks worse the thinner I am too.

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