Okay so I'm 2 weeks post partum and I gained 42 lbs. with pregnancy and I already lost 33 lbs. so I have about 9 lbs. to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 118 lbs. I got stretch marks but they're not the red ones, they're like a bunch of little "ridges" on my tummy and my stomach is now BLACK and my bellybutton won't go back in!!! WTF?!?! My stomach is pretty much flat so I'm wondering how long it took for your bellybuttons to go back in and how long it took for all that black crap and your linea nigra to disappear. Thanks!
P.S. - I also feel like I'm missing something around where my bellybutton is, like I can poke my hand really far into my abdomen.
You aren't missing anything..things are just trying to shrink back down and go back to where they bleong..You just had a baby in there chica! My linea nigra was HUGE AND DARK..After awhile i just took a loofah and scrubbed on it..or scratched it off..it came off like dead skin..
how did you lose that much weight are you breast feeding?
its only been two weeks, i wouldnt freak out that much.
things will go back to normal in about 3 months.
everyones different but it took me about 4 months for that dark line to go away
Its gonna take a little bit for your belly to shrink down again...as soon as I got the ok from my doc last time I started in on a healthy diet and exercise program. As far as the black stuff goes I used a really good hydrating lotion (I don't remember what brand, but you put it on right after showering while you are still wet) and it pretty much took care of it. Everything else will just take time.
Aww!! I remember your comment on one of my posts about Latin/Asian babies.. and now you have your own baby!!! You are so lucky :(
But what's this talk about.. a black stomach? Did you have that during your pregnancy?? Is it not the linea negra?
Quoting Mama to a Booger-Eater:" maybe it was mostly fluid, baby, and placenta. With my 1st I was 245ish pre pregnancy 256 the day I had her, and 210 a couple weeks later. I was shocked! lol but I was also breastfeeding"
yeah I was all baby when I was pregnant... I was 135 pre-pregnancy 173 right before i had my son 161 2 days after I had him & now I'm 146 lbs 5 weeks after giving birth & I'm not breastfeeding any I was kinda shocked myself lol