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Anyone else got a "JellyBelly"....

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aimeesmummy Sun 24-Jun-07 21:02:30

.... and how did you cope eventually having it on display for a new partner?!

fransmom Sun 24-Jun-07 21:05:34

i had jelly belly for ages. i hated it but dp said it was part of me and having our baby. i think that by the time he sees your belly, he may well have something else on his mind

aimeesmummy Sun 24-Jun-07 21:11:39

True! I guess I just mourn the smooth wrinkle free pre-pregnancy tum (but have wonderful dd to make up for it). Think it's a confidence thing post-split.
I remember a conversation once with someone and me telling them I was having problems getting rid of my post-baby tummy and she politely asked how old the baby was, and I said "4". I got a really funny look but I'm sure there are MNers out there who know what I mean!

used2bthin Sun 24-Jun-07 21:11:52

Had to post here, I have defo got one! Have been wondering same thing myself and keep telling myself by the time i meet someone else i'll have lost it...hmm...not sure this will happen tho since i keep using my evenings alone to binge on chocolate...

Aloveheart Sun 24-Jun-07 21:13:34

i have one first time i slept with dp was shitting myself cause of my j elly belly he said it didn't bother him, btw my ds is 7 and i still have it.

agnesnitt Sun 24-Jun-07 21:14:14

I had one before I was ever pregnant


jellyjelly Mon 25-Jun-07 00:47:33

I had a super slim tummy before i fell pregnant, ds is 4 now and i wish i could say i got it back but i havent. I just lie back and enjoy. I figure that the guy can already imagine what you look like and will have felt it anyway (through clothes) so will know what to expect.

If he does run then he isnt worth it.

Skribble Mon 25-Jun-07 02:19:09

I have a jelly belly and a overhang which I think looks awfull, but doesn't seem to concern anyone but me, even though I know it really is quite bad. Perhaps it doesn't look that bad when we are lying on our backs, blends in more .

Good knicks and low lighting!!!

Skribble Mon 25-Jun-07 02:19:45

O and cold weather sex so you can hide under the duvet .

mojosmum Mon 25-Jun-07 09:29:36

i know what you mean aimeesmummy my dd is 6 but i cant get rid of it

onechild Mon 25-Jun-07 09:33:42

I have jellibelly that i cant shift! dd is one and my sis dd is 10mo and she fits in pre pg clothes and im back to where i started before my weight loss went from 14st to 8st then i got pg and put on loads weight an still got it

flightattendant Mon 25-Jun-07 15:39:49

Oh God! Well no new partner in sight but am still dreading this!!!

I had a nice tummy before DS1 was born, it went wobbly of course, I despaired and hated myself.
It was back to pre-preggo state, (almost!) when I got pg with DS2 (so, took about 3.5 years!) and now of course I have it all over again...don't care though as I have my little trophy to show for it! Any new partner will have to love it as well as what it produced

flibbertyjibbet Mon 25-Jun-07 15:52:22

Yes I have big jelly belly after 2 kids... and c-section scar overhang... this week finally got down to pre preg weight and clothes look fine everywhere except for my belly. was going to put a thread asking for recommendations for big pants... Anyone tried any good ones that won't cut off circulation?
Sorry aimeesmummy not helping you am I? Try to remember what a male friend of mine once said on the subject of womens bodies - as long as they have two boobs and a fanny he is not that bothered about the rest!

AbRoller Mon 25-Jun-07 15:54:44

Very same sentence as Aloveheart wrote

aimeesmummy Mon 25-Jun-07 16:50:39

Liking all the replies....! Thank you! I guess anyone new would have to like it or "lump" it.... A friend did tell me they're not stretch-marks, they're "Go-faster" stripes!!
So, how on earth do you go about meeting someone new anyway? My car can drive itsef from my house, to the childminders/school to work and then back again in reverse at the end of the day - there seems to be very little opportunity for meeting new people!

flightattendant Mon 25-Jun-07 18:25:18

Good question! Same here!!!

jellyjelly Mon 25-Jun-07 19:38:43

Get out there, Where are you? Maybe we can arrange a meet up?

aimeesmummy Mon 25-Jun-07 20:48:03

I'm near Guildford in Surrey! Maybe we should start a MNers "salad" night out (Sad And Lonely And Desperate...) I'm happy to admit it these days, if I didn't admit it, I would be in denial ...!

Skribble Mon 25-Jun-07 21:48:43

I given up on the briget jones type pants and just go for normal high wasited pants that sit over my bump. Never got pants that do the job and are comfortable.

I hate the fact that all the lovely bra and pant sets just now have silly little pants which after seethrough or just too skimpy.

Skribble Mon 25-Jun-07 21:49:29

I think mine are "Gone faster" stripes.

Aloveheart Tue 26-Jun-07 10:36:09

Glad there's someone the same Abroller.

AbRoller Tue 26-Jun-07 10:54:55

Aloveheart, well one difference - my 7yo is a DD.

I was so worried about dp seeing it for the first time I used to get into bed with pj's pretending I was cold {blush] for MONTHS! I'd get warm then and take them off under the cover. I remember the first time I woke up and his arm was around me resting on my saggy tum and I started to cry cos I thought he'd be disgusted but he wasn't and he let me know

Despite all the things he does to annoy me - leaving crusty socks [yuk!] on the floor, farting really loud and laughing, drinking soda from the bottle and getting dd hyper before bed - I love the way he loves me....rolls and all

ktmoomoo Tue 26-Jun-07 10:58:21

dh likes my jelly belly lol he says it part of me and he has one too so we look the same lol

suzycreamcheese Tue 26-Jun-07 11:19:31

yes! have jelly belly and will raise you my muffin top...

ds is 3, and i just cant shift it...bothers me more than anything dh dont care..

am planning cycling, i go swimming once a week and walk evreywhere...just cant get the last bit to go
<hides chocolate and biscuits..>

are you guys planning to do anything about it???? need tips...

ktmoomoo Tue 26-Jun-07 11:26:45

i on a low fat diet and swim in poo.l outside when get the chance lost 7lb so far in 2 weeks, but longgggggggggggg way to go

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