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Mine started at 7mo (30 weeks) and continued gradually until the end.  I only got stretch marks in my first pregnancy, so hopefully I won't get any new ones this time either.  My friends started somewhere around then as well, but didn't get awful until the last 2-3 weeks (her poor belly is wrecked).  I have another friend that didn't get any until the last 2 days of pregnancy.  Each person is so different..

 

Also, just cause you get stretch marks doesn't mean that your stomach won't go back.  I have many around my hips and lower belly and my tummy has always looked pretty good within a year pp.  You can see my belly photos from pregnancy #2 in the first post of this thread (there's a link).      
 

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When do most women typically START getting them? I haven't developed any new ones (at 20w6d w/ baby #1) - even on my boobs which have grown three full cup sizes since conception... And my belly is now much farther out than my boobs and I don't have any visible stretch marks yet, but my sister has them pretty bad from her first baby....



 

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Originally Posted by miriam_bat_avraham View Post It's got this saggy, round-on-top-flabby-on-the-bottom thing going on, with stretch marks to boot, and I just feel ugly and gross.


nod.gif  I know exactly what your talking about.  Its the reason I cant wear those cute little under-the-belly jeans until about 6 months.

 

I promise, all that extra will round out with your belly...and the sagging flabbiness will be gone. 

 

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They are growing! Twins 16 weeks and 6 days old.untitled.pngupclose bump.jpgWulf Running.jpg

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Miriam- I, too am having a terrible time accepting my changing body. I just keep getting bigger and bigger, and while I should be accepting and LOVING the change, I hate it. I hate my pants not fitting. I hate running out of breath so easily. I hate feeling like a cow because I'm bigger than I've ever been. I love that I'm pregnant. I love that the little guy (Or girl) is thriving/growing/doing as it should, but I wish there were a way to go about it without having to make myself huge in the process. I've never been one to watch/care about my body or weight, but now... I'm just so insecure. I've NEVER been insecure. I get mad if I even think my husband is looking at another girl, because I feel like I'm not competition for anyone anymore. I know it's all in my head, but... It just sucks. I can't wait to have the baby, so I can go back to how I used to be... Or as close to it as possible.

 

Sorry for my rant. Just know you aren't alone. I just need to get past the stage where I could be fat... Or I could be pregnant. No one will ask because it could go either way. I need to look pregnant. Once I have an OBVIOUSLY pregnant belly, I know it'll be better.

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Okay, ladies... I'm officially in trouble. Check out my last photo:

 

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Ignore the wet, unbrushed hair and look at how HUGE I AM. AT ALMOST SEVENTEEN WEEKS. Oh boy!

 

I love what my body is doing right now and I'm so, so thrilled to be pregnant, especially with TWINS after almost 2 1/2 years of trying and failing... but I'm definitely going through a tough time with accepting my body right now. It's hard to be fat and pregnant and feel pretty. I love how my belly looks in the 14w4d photo (and that's still my favorite "pregnancy top" to wear) because the band from my maternity jeans make my belly nice and smooth and round. Naked? It's got this saggy, round-on-top-flabby-on-the-bottom thing going on, with stretch marks to boot, and I just feel ugly and gross. I'll get over it, and anyways my babies are so, SO worth it, but it's something I need to work through.

 

Hope everyone else is well! I want to see more photos up in here! :D


Aww, hon! Pregnancy isn't exactly a sexy or pretty thing for alot of men anyways. Ray saw my full panel maternity pant the other day, and he was like "what the hell is THAT?!" I had to laugh, but it was kind of a jab at me being preggo. We have to get bigger. We have to wear larger clothes, and some of them looking goofy, like my full panel pants. lol Don't feel bad about your body. This is only temporary! It's almost halfway over. HUGS!  hug.gif Also, I try to avoid mirrors at all costs until I'm dressed. lol Just so I don't cry. I remember with my first, at 8 months I felt so huge and I saw myself in the mirror naked and just cried and cried. Stupid hormones. lol

 

PS  You have a beautiful twin bump! Just think if it'd taken THREE years to get preggo. You might have gotten a triple win. lol
 

 

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Miriam- I, too am having a terrible time accepting my changing body. I just keep getting bigger and bigger, and while I should be accepting and LOVING the change, I hate it. I hate my pants not fitting. I hate running out of breath so easily. I hate feeling like a cow because I'm bigger than I've ever been. I love that I'm pregnant. I love that the little guy (Or girl) is thriving/growing/doing as it should, but I wish there were a way to go about it without having to make myself huge in the process. I've never been one to watch/care about my body or weight, but now... I'm just so insecure. I've NEVER been insecure. I get mad if I even think my husband is looking at another girl, because I feel like I'm not competition for anyone anymore. I know it's all in my head, but... It just sucks. I can't wait to have the baby, so I can go back to how I used to be... Or as close to it as possible.

 

Sorry for my rant. Just know you aren't alone. I just need to get past the stage where I could be fat... Or I could be pregnant. No one will ask because it could go either way. I need to look pregnant. Once I have an OBVIOUSLY pregnant belly, I know it'll be better.


You are SOO not alone with feeling insecure. I get mad too. I mean, I wasn't necessarily "comptetition for looks" material, but I looked okay. And now, I have to wear roomy clothes that either makes me look fat or HUGE pregnant. I drove myself crazy when I was pregnant with my 2nd. My ex worked with all these young and pretty waitresses and there I was, up 50 lbs, swollen feet, fat cheeks and sweating everywhere cuz I was 7 months pregnant in sweltering heat. I even had a dream that he was doing this blonde bimbo in the bathroom and when he saw me he smiled and just kept going. Crazy stuff.
 

 

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Pregnant women are totally sexy!!!   While my dh makes fun of my maternity panties, etc. he tells me he love, love, loves my pregnant body.  There are curves, bigger breasts, larger and darker areolas, a softer and more feminine quality, more to hold onto...  I do recall with my first pregnancy that dh was a bit hesitant to "do stuff" but the second and third times around he's all about it whenever he can convince my sick and tired self.  lol.gif  

 

So ladies, I bet your dh/dp's would be all into your pregnant bodies, which are quite voluptuous, as long as you feel good about it.  Exude that confidence and watch what happens!   Oh, and dim lights and candles can help with the confidence (what stretch marks?) and add to the sexiness.  winky.gif

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Jaimee, you don't have anything to worry about. You're perfect and round with a cute outie. lol Ray really likes my preggo body though, so that's all that matters to me :)

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18 weeks 2 days

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Awwww, thanks Becky.  I think you're lookin' pretty cute, too.   love.gif

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Awww, shucks! Sheepish.gif Thank you. I've popped out in the last 3-4 weeks.

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19 weeks, 4 days. I had a stranger ask me for the first time yesterday if I was pregnant. =D =D =D

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Ok Im going to give this a shot-  17w6d with baby #3.  And this pic really made me realize how badly the mirror in my room needs to be cleaned whistling.gif

 

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I totally, totally agree! :) DP picks on me and calls me "bacon" and the baby "bacon bits", but he is totally into the belly and thinks it's sexy knowing that something we made is inside of me growing and thriving. He makes me feel so comfortable with it and tells me how much he loves my body and how wonderful seeing the baby is. :)He also loves the changes to the breasts - but what man wouldn't? I feel like having the support of your DP / DH is so vital - it makes you so much more confident with yourself. :)

 

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Pregnant women are totally sexy!!!   While my dh makes fun of my maternity panties, etc. he tells me he love, love, loves my pregnant body.  There are curves, bigger breasts, larger and darker areolas, a softer and more feminine quality, more to hold onto...  I do recall with my first pregnancy that dh was a bit hesitant to "do stuff" but the second and third times around he's all about it whenever he can convince my sick and tired self.  lol.gif  

 

So ladies, I bet your dh/dp's would be all into your pregnant bodies, which are quite voluptuous, as long as you feel good about it.  Exude that confidence and watch what happens!   Oh, and dim lights and candles can help with the confidence (what stretch marks?) and add to the sexiness.  winky.gif



 

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At the main celebration, dp convinced me to let him paint my body... he painted a red sun on my belly with rays shooting out, and on my breasts as well.  I wore a long skirt.  I was so empowered by the number of people who came up to me and told me how beautiful I looked.  While I'm loving my growing belly, I have been so self-conscious of my breasts.  They feel huge, and not-so-perky any more.  My areolas and nipples are way bigger and darker...  But putting it all aside and having confidence in myself made such a huge difference in how I feel about my body.  And having those other women tell me how beautiful I looked was a huge boost as well...

 

 

That sounds like a really powerful experience! 
 

 

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Almost 19 weeks! This is the dress I got at Target for $6.50. It's so nice to wear when it's warm out!

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18  weeks:) (about 2 weeks behind, DH was out of town and I missed 19 week photo) I like to compare to my previous pregnancy, and I'm growing very similarly:)

 

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