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#1 Little.One

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

How did your belly feel in the moments and days after birth? Mine is so big and hard in my last weeks of this pregnancy I can't imagine how strange, soft and jelly-like it would feel after birth?

#2 Just Another Cat

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

Mine felt soft and squishy.

#3 livvie7586

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

Like jelly  biggrin.gif   realistically it's the only way to describe it.  At times it even felt like it didn't belong to me

#4 EsmeLennox

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Yep, soft, squishy and blubbery. No muscle control to speak of for a while.

#5 ~buzz~

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

it is weird so soft and squishy even nearly 2 weeks later its still very soft.

#6 HeartMyBoys

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

Jelly belly for sure

#7 boymumma

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

Soft and squishy here too (post c/s), but rolling over or bending forward for the first time felt amazing! Like it had been years since I'd done it original.gif

#8 Red nut

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

Big and full of gas! (Bowels very sluggish post emergency C section.)

Looking forward to being allowed to exercise, but much flatter after 4 weeks!

#9 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

Couple of days before birth it was really firm.
After birth it was gross and squishy. A day after the bleeding stopped it was almost back to normal.

#10 Little.One

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE (le_auteur @ 19/01/2013, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soft and squishy here too (post c/s), but rolling over or bending forward for the first time felt amazing! Like it had been years since I'd done it original.gif

I'm excited about this thought! original.gif

#11 mini mac

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Yes the bending was so simple but awesome to be able to do right??

Oh and the involution pain wasn't pleasant, worse with DS2... Wish I'd been warned of that, I'd never even heard of it.

Apart from the soft squidgybelly I also had really itchy stretch marks with DS1 which really sucked!

#12 missy78

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

squishy! took about 24 hours before I realised I could bend over  again. That was awesome. 8 weeks later, still slightly "doughy" with a little fat. But that's it.

#13 k10

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

DS1 - soft and squishy ... DS2 - soft and squishy and SORE as I had spent 1 hour of a 2 hour labour under instructions from the ambos to 'try not to push' and contracted all my muscles against what my body wanted to do.  Was still sore a month later

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