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Contemplating Buying the Booty Pop

By January 27th, 202180 Comments

…’cause my ass has gone missing.

I’ve never had a Kardashian booty, but for my size, it was rather nice… shapely… plump, if you will. Lately, it looks deflated. It’s not saggy, not quite SpongeBob SquarePants, but definitely, undeniably flat. While preggers I thought it looked a little smaller than usual relative to my bulging belly, but assumed things would even out in the wash. Sadly, post belly, my pants are sagging back there, like extra material flapping around when I walk. You’ve seen the type… not a good look. Very unfortunate. I noticed it a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday, hubby said something about it too! All I could do was laugh. He was like, ‘you betta eat boo!’

I knew I’d experience the blues, that my hair would shed, and that my boobs would swell, deflate, swell, and eventually deflate for good. But dang, my butt! Gia took my butt!

Anyway, this post has no purpose. Yet another observation post baby. And no, I don’t plan to buy a pair of Booty Pop draws, but you might see me doing walking squats down the aisles of ULTA or Tarjay.

Oh curvy, womanly figure! I hardly knew ye!

Later Gators,
Nik

What body changes did you encounter post-partum?

How do you feel about your body today?

Gia at Red Lobster. Cheddar biscuits! She threw things, mouthed things, squealed with delight, and smiled at strangers. I snapped a million pictures, with a flash, in the dimly lit room. Hubby was embarrassed.
Contemplating Buying the Booty Pop

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  • Leandra says:

    I'm ALWAYS late, but…

    There's hope!

    Squats and lunges do a booty good. Seriously. Are they fun? Not necessarily. BUT if you get a kettlebell, squats are a lot more fun because of the swinging action.

    I don't have children and I've never had to worry about a flat butt, but I will say that time has given gravity some power and in relatively recent history, I've noticed a change down south. I want maximum cuppage, so I'm about to do my swings right now. πŸ˜‰

  • Unknown says:

    @AishaSaidIt — say it sista! πŸ™‚

    While some of us are blessed with phenomenal genes, that only goes so far. If your booty is mostly fat, the sad truth is that it will eventually sag and droop. Like every other muscle, the booty has to be developed and maintained. That means hitting the weights — hard and heavy so I'm not talking 5, 10 or 15 lbs. The muscles in our lower body are typically pretty strong so you need to push/pull weight to which it will respond. Female physique competitors (even as they age)typically have fantastic shapes because they do weighted squats, lunges, deadlifts, etc. I've always had hip width but lacked FIRM booty depth/roundness. I do all of the above PLUS heavy legs press (high foot position), hip thrusts (with about 70lbs of weight) and high step ups to make my booty pop! LOL Most women think that serious weights will add bulk but they don't. Unless you take steroids or some sort of growth supplement, we simply don't have enough testosterone for them to. However, when combined with an "clean" diet, weight training enables us to build the muscle necessary to give us the shape we want. Cardio only helps to reduce the fat you have. (That's why people who only do cardio may get smaller but they have the same body shape with which they started.) Since I started seriously weight training (for compeitions) a year ago, my body looks a TON better in my 30-somethings than I ever did in my 20s. While it is a lot of work, the results are much better and last longer than the lypo, booty girdles, weightwatchers, etc.

  • Unknown says:

    If my future child takes my booty away, I will remind it for the rest of its life. I'll go back to the old days where children were dish washers, TV remotes, massage therapists, and anything else I can think of. I love my juicy booty. It's the one thing I've got going for me.

  • Curly Chic says:

    WOW – where to start! First of all I am 40 and my son is 2. I had my daughter in my 20s and boy what a difference that has made as far as my body recouping. The boobs, the booty, the belly! I nursed until my son was 16 months so I admit that did help lose alot. However, once I stopped nursing, guess what happened to the boobs! But all is not lost. I know I will never look like I did 17 years ago, however, I can definately get to work on my abs and some squats. Keep your head up and thanks for sharing!
    Tammy G
    curlychics.blogspot.com

  • Barbara Naturally Speaking says:

    Aw so many things change after childbirth. I gained a shoe size after I had my twins, and I still don't have the washboard abs that I used to have years ago. I actually gained hips with my little ones and they hung tight even after breastfeeding my third child. It seemed like my body began to slightly mirror what it looked like pre-pregnancy around 6 months after a pregnancy. I felt that my body was closer to what it was pre-pregnancy at the 2 year mark. I'd try the squats. It'll get better with time.

  • Jo Somebody says:

    Oh no! I have no ass and I haven't even had kids yet! πŸ™

    (cheered up by Gia) πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    One thing, along with the squats, you have to do the sunshine exercise. take you one of those weighted bars and bend at the waist with back straight. this will strenghten the muscles above the butt. this will lift it.

  • Unknown says:

    Yes! I feel you. One would think that after having a child or children would give you a little back, but for me it was the opposite. My four gave and then took away after they were born, not that I have that much back to begin with, but dang can a sista get a little somethin'!

  • tonya says:

    Loved this one CN!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nik, you seemed to drop your weight really fast. Hopefully when you stop breastfeeding, your bum will return. Until then, find some new jeans!

  • Anonymous says:

    Humph I guess it's alot of genetics as well. Because I saw this young black girl who had a baby like 2 months ago, and her waist is so tiny. I would never have known that she had given birth because she is tall 5.10 or 5.11 and you could wrap your hand around her wasit with one hand. I was just staring at her and had to comment on this to her. She just laughed and said that alot of people didn't believe that she bounced back so quickly. But she had the cutest little baby girl with a head full of curly hair.

  • loveK says:

    No one ever mentions that even if you loose the pregnancy weight (plus a few extra) that your waist will never be the same size. I've spent a lot of time in the mirror wondering why my pants are tighter even though I weigh a couple pound less (than pre-pregnancy). My lower back has more fat now!!

    And has anyone noticed that one side of the waist has more of a curve from carrying around a small person on your hip? I feel all crooked and off balance

    And don't even get me started on the extra stomach that appears when I'm laying on my side.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well if it makes you feel any better in this photo Baby G looks like you!

  • KindredSmile says:

    The same thing happened to me when I had Piggy. She's three years old now, and my butt is still sad. I'm taking Power Scuplting classes now and can see a (small) difference, but I know that getting my curves back is gonna take nothing but hard work and time

  • Anonymous says:

    I don't know what happened to me. My maternal side all have big dunks, paternal side have big boobs— and I got neither. womp womp womp.

    On another note, Gia is gorgeous!

  • Ms. Overproof says:

    Hey Nik you want some of my booty! My son (7mths) gave me quadruple booty. When ever I walk I feel like Im being followed and ofcourse Im still trying to loose the 'baby' weight…Ok honest.. I lost it when he was 2 mths but kept eating like I was pregs and now its back again in …in my butt :(. I DONT WANT THIS… Im too young to have my own booty entourage…Whelp

  • Anonymous says:

    that picture made me LOL. I have noticed a significant lack of posterior ever since I stopped running track (sprints). I do long distance still, but I guess my muscles are not as tight and round back there anymore :/

  • Annie L. says:

    LoL! This made me think of Tammy from Real World season 2 (now Basketball Wives) when she talked about the fake butt she bought and wore to a party began cinching in to a tiny circle because she kept dancing and the strap around it kept getting tighter and tighter ….

  • Candace4life says:

    If only we could have the stamina or the personal trainers,that the victoria secret models have when they get back their pregancy bodies in 8weekslol…lol…. Lunges are good, walking up hills is good as well. I'm sure that you will get back into shape in no time, and hubby shouldn't worry to much because your body will fill back out in no time. I'm sure baby gia is like as long as the boobies are still working fine then she is good to go…lol..

  • Carla says:

    I agree with AishaSaidIt. I do weight training and working your lower body will work wonders. I can leg press 300lbs and my butt and thighs have never looked better!

    Unfortunately for me, a trim, toned body doesn't happen in a bubble – I have to WORK and I don't have kids.

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  • AishaSaidIt says:

    Girl… lunges, squats, squats, wall squates, and more squats…..It's a muscle, you gotta work it. It may not look like a video (ahem) "model" but it will look like something. My problem is pre-baby I had big boobs that stood at attention. Post-baby I got big boobs that have A.D.D.. They are not as bad as they could be thanks to excersice and Vickie's Secrete, but they are not what they used to be. πŸ™

  • Nikia says:

    same thing happened to me after I had my daughter. Something about these little girls! Eat lots of avocados…its the only thing that brought my booty back from the dead.

  • mtbtweets says:

    She is adorable.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well I don't have any kids but dayum I don't want my boobs and feet to get any bigger than they already are at the moment. My boobs go and up down depending on my weigh gain or loss. Right now I'm 42d with size 11 feet at 5.10 tall. I plan on working through out my pregancy when that happens, and only plan on putting on nomore than 30lbs and will breast pump only and bottle feed. I'm trying to excerise more now because I have bone problems with my left ankle and my knees.

  • Carmel Stacks says:

    My body was banging after I had my daughter! Everything was perfect, boobs, booty, waistline…it didn't start going south for the winter until AFTER I stopped nursing her…ugh. Everything just became discombobulated.

  • Anonymous says:

    By the way, I was going to bring up Phaedra from RHOA. I think she said the same thing happened to her. lol ~KF519

  • Anonymous says:

    Good grief! Is this what I have to look forward to? I'm not a mom but y'all are scaring me and cracking me up at the same time. lol ~KF519

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    From my hips and butt. Should've known. It's worth it I suppose πŸ™‚

  • Naturally You says:

    My butt was flat after my daughter was born too. It came back within the first year w/ a vengeance. My breast have never returned to pre-pregnancy size.
    That I don't mind. Lol.

  • Anonymous says:

    And I just read here (bottom of the page) that the fat used for breastfeeding DOES come from the hips and thigh area…. I am SO MAD at this!
    http://life.familyeducation.com/nursing/postpartum/36048.html

  • Anonymous says:

    You guys are hilarious!

  • Miche'al says:

    Stretch marks are the worse! I love my children, but boy do I hate what they left behind!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    a big ole reindeer booty! HAHA! Love it πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    I think we all experience the same thing due to muscle atrophy….If anyone knows muscles, they know that the gluteus maximus is the largest muscle on our body. However, when covered in fat we tend to forget that it IS a muscle. When I got pregnant, I stopped lifting weights – which resulted in muscle atrophy for my whole body, including my butt. So when I lost the baby weight, I also had no butt…. So now I'm preggers with #2 and I am trying to stay in the gym this time…. and I am also contemplating a fat transfer from my belly to my butt at 1 year postpardum!!!!

  • shamigreen says:

    LOL… a big ole reindeer booty! Gotta love RWH of ATL

  • butterfly3000 says:

    Yes Maam!

  • MrsWardy88 says:

    I must confess cn that my gma bought a pair!lol and yes for herself. She saw them at the beauty supply store and had to have them. She always boast about how she won the brick house contest when she was my age. Her health is down and she lost alot of wieght. Even though she bought them she couldnt fit them..she gave them away. but hearing her say, "look ms. banks I got me an ass, girl!" Was hilarious.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    LOL @ Butterfly's King Magazine booty. Is that likened to the Donky Booty Phaedra and Sheree spoke of?? LOL!

  • Tasha says:

    Loved this one. funny stuff. Your ass is AWOL. Mine is too, so don't feel bad.

  • butterfly3000 says:

    I gained 45 lbs during my pregnacy and am back down "near" my pre-pregnancy weight. My boobs were bangin' while breast feeding. They have more "swag" now but are back to their pre-pregnancy size small ;~{ My butt did something strange too but its coming back since I've been working on it. I've always had the King Magazine type booty…like since I was 5…and I kind of got obsessed with getting it back so after 2 yrs its slowly but surely on its way. Our hips spread during preganancy to make the exit down the canal easier so I imagine that the closure takes time and a little extra help to avoid the flattened, saggy look.

    This kangaroo pouch is another whole story****contemplating a fat transfer from my belly to my boobs****

  • Anonymous says:

    You guys are too too much. Great post Nikki, I love hearing about your adventures in mommyhood. I agree with an above poster, you should write a book!

  • Pecancurls says:

    Never had much of a booty. After #2 I gained some serious weight and got the proverbial pouch. Feet went from 7.5 to 8.5 and have stayed that way. I finally got tired of the weight and since July of last year I have lost about 30 pounds, still have the pouch, and still not much of a booty, but I wouldn't change a thing. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    LMAO at Anonymous 8:15pm!!! You are sooooo right!!! Kim Kardashian bought that booty and everything else on her body!!!
    I had the same problem…..though many didn't view it as a problem. I had two babies, breast fed both of them, and returned to my pre-pregnancy weight within 4 weeks of giving birth. I've never been a booby lady anyway, but once the breast feeding stopped, deflation arrived EVERYWHERE!!!! No ass at all!!! My husband started to buy me Ensure and the generic equivalent and made me do squats and lunges with him 4 days a week, and voila, bootyliciousness!!!!! So you may want to increase your calorie intake with healthy foods, take your vitamins, and drink some Ensure Plus (contains 350 calories per bottle). I hope this helps.

  • Lori says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahaha>>>>gasp>>>>hahahahahahaha!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    LAWD the imagery in these comments! Love it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Well, thanks to 3 pregnancies and age my breasts look like tube socks with oranges in them!!!

  • Annie Gracie says:

    HI-larious!! My baby is 11 months. At first the booty went away then it came back with a vengence! I can't get rid of it nor the belly fat I have now. I used to want a serious booty too back when I was a size 4. Oh I got it now…no doubt! Be careful what you ask for!

  • Unknown says:

    Like you, I have always been naturally very (VERY) thin. And when I was pregnant with my son, I went from a 32A sometimes 32B to a 34D. That was HUGE for me! I gained about 40 lbs (or so. I think it was a little more… lol) and despite the fact that I had a bulging belly, I felt great about my new shape. After I had my son, I lost all of the extra weight, but I kept my ample boobs and butt for about… a year. Then it all went away! Like, at the same time! I was SO SAD!!!! No more boobies! And my butt, which has always been nice and round and plump for my size. (I mean, I am really thin. Like, 5'7" and 115 lbs, and my booty has always had some "jiggle" LOL!) When the last of the baby weight came off, my butt turned into a shapeless blob!

    Fortunately, I don't have a problem with sagging the in the seat of my pants. (Actually, I have a hard time finding jeans that fit small enough in the waist without being too tight on my butt…) But, there is just not a lot of shape left in it. So… I understand how you feel. And don't even get me started on how sad I was to loose my boobies!!!!!

    My son is nearly 5 now, so I've had some time to come to terms with the fact that not even having kids will put weight on my frame. So, I'm okay with it now. But, 4 years ago, I was NOT a happy camper!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    LOL the same thing happened to me i was so depressed! i felt like a bad version of pamela anderson, my boobs got way too big for my frame n my booty was no where to be found!!! good news is that i got it back!! bigger now then before according to husband lol unfortunately my boobs are now smaller than they've ever been:( ow well can't win them all i guess lol…yani

  • ronni says:

    I don't have a baby, but I know that jeans with small high pockets give you a little umph! back there.

  • Anonymous says:

    OMG Ms. Gia is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Desire L. says:

    After my 3rd, and final daughter, I've hit the gym H.A.R.D. Since breastfeeding all 3 of them, my boobs have been ever size from 34DD to 36E, and now to a deflated 36B πŸ™ My tummy doesn't want to stay flat anymore either…ok maybe the cookies here and there aren't helping.. I will say the I love my butt (sorry Nikki)!!

  • maemay says:

    I have a 15 month old and my feet have grown from a 9 to a 10! That's the only thing that truly changed, oh, I don't cramp nearly as bad as I did before my son…actually, I don't cramp at all anymore!! TMI? LOL.

    Hang in there! It will bounce back!

  • MrsWardy88 says:

    Im always late. But CN I can cry right now… See I.ve never been thehour glass but I had my portions in order. Now my bottom sags and the top is flat and round at the bottom…my breast, dont get me started. My voice is more mature and I grow hair under my chin. Im lie what happend to me….reading these replies lrts me know im no completly alone. But what do I do??

  • Anonymous says:

    I had the same experience with my butt. Believe me, in a few months it will be back.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nik, you are sooo not alone. Any curve I ever had fell off as the weight fell off. I too want the booty pop but I refuse to get it…I want it to be real. lol Keep taking the pics…he'll get over it. And he'll appreciate looking at them after the fact. I took so many pics of my daughter the first year, especially interacting with her father. I had to tell him to start taking the pics because he was looking like a single dad…I was never in the pics and always behind the camera. lol

  • Anonymous says:

    LOL! I can only empathize b/c my booty ain't going nowhere but wider, lol! Anyhoo, today I am loving my body! Been on a healthy living journey since the beginning of the year and really noticing a change!

  • Bella22 says:

    Hilarious! Anyway, after two kids I'm back to my pre-baby weight, but my body has changed. I have a little pouch that I need to lose and I need to tone up overall. Other than that, no real complaints. I figure it could be much worse, BTW you will eventually get your booty back :^)

  • Anonymous says:

    according to my lactation consultant, breast feeding takes the fat from your thighs and butt to make the milk….i learned that when i went down nearly 3 pants sizes after having my daughter. them things just wouldn't stay up anymore and i had a HUGE booty before! i breastfed 18 months. my daughter is almost 4 1/2 now and i am just now getting it back in the last year or so lol

  • Anonymous says:

    You might want to check out bodyrock.tv Zuzana is amazing. I have been doing her workouts for about a year now and my body is looking almost better than it did before I had my baby. On her site she also has a lady on there who specializes in pregnancy and post pregnancy workouts. She has youtube vids and her workouts are ones that you can do in the house while Gia boo is sleep. Check this one out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnACaCN8dhU

    I hope this helps!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Funty, funty, funty….during my pregnancy I got breast and was so loving finally having cleavage…yay!!!!….They returned to normal soon thereafter the arrival of my blessing……Since I ran track for years, I had a athletic build and even though I recovered my body, somewhat, I lack the firmness…

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl, you can always do just like Kardashian did and get some fat pumped up in that booty and you'll be fine!

  • Nettie says:

    I was thin before my first, a size 4. Then a 6 after. Then an 8 after the next. Now a 10 (on the bottom HIPS) after my twins. And thanks to the c-section I had with them my tummy is no longer flat. It's flat-ish, but not at all what it once was. My feet are also one size bigger than before I was a mom. I carried small under ribs, so they have expanded along with my shoulders, back and biceps. Should I go on? Lol But with all of those changes, I'm pretty satisfied with the way I look. I do wish I could have kept the bigger boobs though. :p

    Oh, I get that saggy butt look everytime I try to work off my little bit of gut. The hip/booty area ALWAYS goes first.

  • Anonymous says:

    Girrrrrllll, you really need to write a book!

    Hey Nikki! When my hubby used to make comments about my butt — or lack thereof — I always would say: As long as you can tell the front from the back…it's all good!

  • Rannisha says:

    Don't lose hope. My 1st child, I went from a B-cup to an A-cup. Over the next few years they popped back up to a B-cup. After baby number 2 and 3, I went from a B-cup to a D-cup. And those and a little more butt is all that I kept…THANK GAWD. So don't be discouraged. lol…And tell hubby to get over the pics. It's what we do. He and my hubby should start a support group because he's always talking about my picture snapping obsession. lol

  • Candice says:

    Awwww Nik:-( I'm sure it's nothing squats and lunges won't help.

  • Anonymous says:

    Baby Gia is soooooo adorable sporting her pink hair bow. Now Nikki, girl you had me screamin' with laughter talking bout yo' back side. That is hilarious. You are so young, I'm confident you will eventually get back to where you want to be.
    Allnatural1 (Michelle in TX)

  • Breanna says:

    Lol….. but you and the hubby will definitely reap the rewards.lol… Have you looking all good again you might wind up preggos again..lol

  • CurlyKye says:

    You scare me, excite me and crack me up about motherhood all at the same time *lmao*

  • Breanna says:

    Well you can do the "P90x" tapes those are really good and take up "Zumba" aerobic classes as well. I saw a commerical for the P90x and there was a lady who was a mother of 7 kids who did this and looks amazing. Yeah squats work real good for the legs and butt. This may be "TMI" but alot of doggystyle sex will get that butt right back in wonderful shape :).

  • Lynnieluve says:

    My son is 3 yrs old and I still have granny boobs (I breast fed a little over 6 months). My butt eventually reappeared but only because I gained weight. But it doesn't "sit up" like it use too.

  • Anonymous says:

    After having my first baby, my shape was a square. I could not find my curves anywhere and I had them prior to the little one! Eventually my shape came back. Now after having 3 babies in total, I have curves but I am chunky (at least I think I am). Hubby loves it but I dont (size 8 vs. size 4). I want to lose my stomach most of all….small bump but I can't stand it.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    I got that tiny bulge too! It's kinda flat, but when I sit, it tries to creep over my pants, haha

    gotta try the trouser jeans πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    I've never had a child but I do have a small butt and the cure…TROUSER JEANS/PANTS! They make my butt look nice and plump! lol

  • Anonymous says:

    seriously – the worse is stretch marks 21 years later..breasts eventually regain their shape…I was always skinny but after pregnancy the weight shifted and now I had more umph!! my legs and my calves got shapelier before they were like toothpicks and my stomach was never flat as board again…theres always that little tiny bulge.

  • Anonymous says:

    have another baby..that will bring your booty back!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hilarious! My booty became sort of square after my last. My breasts hang a little longer than they used to too. But I guess it was all worth it. The only thing I wish I could give back are these stretch marks.

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