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I got a lot this pregnancy. My stomach had fared well through my other two pregnancies, but Grayson changed that *sigh* luckily I am really fair skinned so when they turn white they aren't too noticeable. But like Melissa, I think my bikini days are over!
JaxonJocelyn Gabriel Grayson and due in September!
I do have them. I didn't get a ton on my stomach from DD and they faded afterwards. But I have noticed he has made a few worse and darker. I have had stretch marks on my boobs since highschool. Seriously I went from flat chested to a double d over the course of a single summer and back then I was a skinny thing so yep got em there. I also have them on my hips from the gymnastics and sports during highschool. I used to do a lot of leg workouts and used to have massively muscular thighs (I used to leg press about 375 pounds per leg) lol so yeah I got em there but they are real old and faint now as I stopped doing all that after my injury obviously.
I do also feel that women shouldn't be ashamed of our stretch marks no matter the reason we got them. Our skin is our own and it tells a story of our life. We shouldn't be so hard on ourselves or what we see in the mirror. I say rock out your stretch marks ladies! Especially if they come from making babies and giving the gift of life!! Love them and yourself!
I have some from gaining weight quickly when I was younger. Those I've had for a while. I can't tell if baby has made new ones or if they're just the old ones and I can see them a little more. I'm sure I have more in places I can't see. I never had a bikini body and probably never will, so that isn't an issue for me! Haha. I also am pretty pale, so once they fade they're not too noticeable.
I got one in my 39th week with DD. This time around, it seems to have decided to have a breeding fest. There are 3 more. They are all small and on the underside of my belly on the left. The old one was't visible when I wasn't pregnant. I hope they all follow with that. I am kind of depressed about them, to be honest...
I got a bunch with DD that all faded to white a couple of months after delivering. I haven't gotten any new ones *yet* but I wasn't pregnant this long with DD so i'm wondering if more will show up. A couple that I had before have gotten darker but it doesn't look as bad as it did with DD despite the fact that my stomach got much larger
Mom to my wildchild Kalyna (Dec 2008)
I got quite a few with my first, but they all faded and you could hardly tell I have had them. With my second though, I retained a strange pocket of fluid at the very bottom of my belly and stretched the skin out so far that even when I weigh 120lbs you can tell I used to be a lot bigger. Like a little flap of skin. But, at least because I was already so stretched out from the second time I have absolutely no new stretchmarks this time I'm also a lot smaller this time around, it seems. I looked at belly pictures from when I was pregnant with Gabriel and I was HUGE! Not so huge this time around.
Mommy to Isaac 8.1.07 Gabriel 7.2.09 and Samuel 6.15.13
Angel Babe 9-16-2012 5wks
I got a lot with DS and they faded a little over time, this time I my got new ones around my belly button. Organic coconut oil and bio oil have really help fade the ones I had. I definitely recommend using that.