No matter how flat one’s stomach gets after a baby, there is still a lot of extra skin. Skin that was stretched out to encompass a baby, amniotic fluid, a massive uterus and who knows what else.
I’m proud that my stomach is relatively flat (thank you pilates) but there is still loose skin that scrunches around my abdomen. My obliques are defined, the beginning of a six pack is starting to emerge before my daughter can even crawl, but that skin! No stretch marks, just extra skin gathered together like a slinky on my belly, ready to expand with a new kid or two. No belly button piercings for now.