With my first pregnancy, I didn't get too much in the way of stretch marks on my belly, despite the fact that I'm a fat person and I got *wicked* boob and hip stretch marks during puberty. I remember showing my belly to someone, and she sounded so disappointed-- "It looks practically normal!"
This time around (and last pregnancy, too) I haven't developed any new stretch marks; what I have is that layer of flab at the bottom of my belly which hasn't even pretended to shrink once since BeanBean was born.
That lopsided bit on my last picture? Not baby-related at all (at least not this time around); it's just my fat stomach.
I used to be self-conscious about pictures of my flab, but eventually I got to the point where I felt like it was a badge of honor. I can point to that flap and say with pride that it was part of bringing my beautiful, fantabulous son into this world. Given the choice between that little boy and a perfectly flat stomach, I'll take the BeanBean every single time.
Someone earlier on this thread posted a beautiful picture with great red stretch marks all around her navel... it was so freaking cool, I was honestly jealous for a moment that I didn't have any. Then I remembered how much they *itch* (I've gotten some horrific ones on my arms in the past few years) and decided that I could go without.
They do look cool, though.