The baby is 13 months old, and I think it's time for me to come to grips with the fact that the baby belly isn't going anywhere without a lot of help from me. By the time Princess was this age, I was able to wear fitted shirts without any problems. Granted the stretch marks had marred the appearance of my less than perfect abs, but at this point I would kill to have that stomach back.
It's time for me to get back on the ab workout. I have a good workout routine that I did faithfully for about a week last winter, but methinks it may take longer than that to get back in shape. Finding the time though...
I'm happy with my weight and I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight easily, but Little Man did a number on my stomach. After some research, it appears that baby #2 does this to a lot of women. So all you mothers-of-one who are a little smug about how your stomach "sprang" back into shape post-pregnancy, I dare you to get pregnant again. Because, yes, I too was a tad smug over my appearance after giving birth to Princess. Little Man has completely stripped me of all smugness, however.
Speaking of Little Man, he has recently started screeching. Repeatedly, loudly, annoyingly. It's one of those behaviors that make me want to, well, not like him very much. I have tried several different methods of teaching him not to screech, but nothing has been successful thus far. Any suggestions would be VERY welcome. If you don't have any suggestions, please feel free to send me a pair of earplugs.
Unsolicited Advice: Even if you have hangups over your body image, don't make comments about the way you look in your daughter's presence. Even young children can pick up on those attitudes and end up having issues of their own.