I buttoned my BC (before children) pants today and although I resemble a 6ft tall woman stuffed threw a sausage maker, they are buttoned. I even sat down, still breathing, and they didn't split or pop open. Bonus.
How did I do it, you may ask? I have a two-component strategy.
One: Give as much of my fat away through my breastmilk to my daughter's chins:
Two: A very scientific workout of daily bench press to strengthen muscles:
(Notice Caroline is also working on her strength by kicking off her sock. She even looks to be sure Daddy got it on film...)