Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tauts Belly Wrap...

Before even beginning this post, I must first apologize for not writing sooner. I know I promised an update almost a week ago. Little Aubrey has kept us on our toes and literally away from the computer. We have been nursing a very bad tummy ache for several days. Poor Baby Aubrey. It breaks our hearts to see and hear her in pain. At the moment, she is calm and sleeping in her swing. Our hearts melt to see her so peaceful and only hope this will be the case more often. Horrible tummy aches are not welcome here.

A little more than a week ago I promised a post about Tauts Belly Wraps with photos included. I originally wrote about this product and how excited I was about using it. I have unfortunately since changed my mind. I have tried several times to wear the wrap. On the belly baboosh website they instruct you to wear the wrap immediately after delivery for 40 days and 40 nights. I could not even get the wrap around me! I left the hospital still looking 6-7 months pregnant. I was freaking out to say the least!! I decided I would start using the wrap as soon as I could get it to fit. I was able to get it around me after losing half the pregnancy weight at the end of the first week. I could not breathe and was so uncomfortable! I could feel excess skin rolling over the wrap on my back...something I've never had a problem with. I felt disgusting and was still hurting so much from the delivery, I decided it was not the time to start the 40 days. I again tried it the following week when Bryan's family came to visit Aubrey. I wore it for most of the day under a long strapless dress. Everyone in his family commented on how great I looked, however, I felt my secret was out every time they hugged me and touched the wrap. No one said anything but I felt so uncomfortable. The wrap rippled and buckled in places. If I made any movements other than standing or sitting the velcro would release a little bit and the noise would be obvious. I had had enough.

As of this week I am down to 129.5 pounds. I have lost more than 25 pounds in three weeks thanks to my amazing baby girl!! I still have a few to go but am well on my way. Bryan took a few photos to show the before and after effects of the tauts wrap. You will see I still have a little bit of a belly. This last part I think I'm going to have to work off with Tyron at the gym. Hopefully I'll be back in a couple weeks!

Below are a few photos of my tummy bare and tummy wrapped. To be honest, I can't tell that much of a difference. It held my tummy pretty tight but it is still so uncomfortable. It's actually hard to breathe. Enjoy my humbling photos!! Haha....


  1. Hey you - no wonder you looked so great when we visited - you sneaky smart girl - you are so clever and so on the ball - i love it and you looked great then and look fabulous now - very proud of you ~ love Jlee

  2. Hi do you think the wrap helped you get into shape once your baby was born ? I am on my third pregnancy now. I have been really lucky so far that I did bounce back on the first , second not so much :(

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