Quoting Tay L:" I look fatter than I was before pregnancy, but I weigh a few pounds less than when I found out. My mom ... [snip!] ... you get. I was told thag it will take sometime cause my stomach got all stretched out, so it needs time to go back to normal."
That and swelling. I never went completely back to normal. This is my 5th pregnancy, I weighed less after having my last baby then i've weighed my entire life but still wore a bigger pants size, mainly because of stretched out skin that will never go back to normal (for me) and wider hips.