Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stretch Marks - Did You Get Them?

Here I am back again, focusing on pregnancy, I was sure I said all that I wanted to but here I am still waiting for baby to come feeling more uncomfortable by day. 

Topic today, did you get stretch marks?  I was sure we all did, as I remember my mom had them but my sister got pregnant years before I did and had none.  She swears it was because she was good about putting creams, but I say it's all in the skin type.  So remembering her awesome experience, when I got pregnant with my son, I started swimming in all the "belly butters" I could find from the very beginning.  Only difference, I still had tons of stretch marks that appeared right in the end of my pregnancy.

This time again..I've been applying all the stretch marks prevention/healing creams every time I step into my bedroom, all day long.  I figure it'll happen anyway so I wasn't as passionate about it from the beginning.  So this time it's because the reminder of my skin ripping is there as my skin itches, and I look down only to see another wonderful pink line appear.  I accidentally scratched my belly on a corner of a table the other day, it didn't hurt much, but even that turned into a stretch mark going sideways.  Makes me sad because I know how it'll turn out eventually as I know how the stretch marks from when I had my son turned out.  They are full on scars that have faded, but nonetheless scars still visible.    What's more depressing the second time around is that the new stretch marks are appearing around the old scars that remain, what seems like the slowly taking over my lower belly. 

My sister thinks it's because I didn't apply enough cream, and swears that only reason our mom had them was because they didn't have the kind of creams back then like they do now.  Obviously, I'm sticking to saying it's all in your skin type, because I know I bathed in all those creams-same ones she used. 

So here comes the question, what's your take on stretch marks?  Did you get them?  What did/didn't you do?  

7 comments:

  1. I apply creams but that's just to make me feel more comfy and not itchy. I look at my stretch marks with pride actually - the mark of motherhood. I'm currently 37 weeks along with #2!

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  2. I didn't get stretch marks from pregnancy and no matter what people say, all the creams in the world aren't going to prevent them. Its genetic and they look different in every one.

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  3. I've never been pregnant but I do have stretch marks from gaining/losing weight too quickly over the years... The ones on my lower back/sides are the worst. :(

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  4. I received stretch marks and I tried every cream that was available but they never left. I too look at them as part of my life as a mom.

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  5. I got them badly over my stomach and my thighs. They got worse with the second kid. It's all about genetics; my mom got them badly too so I tried to slather myself with each pregnancy and I still got them. Oh well...

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  6. No stretch marks, even with four kids. I think it's all about skin types.

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  7. A study has shown it's about genetics. Google it.

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