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Awww! Abra, your bumpy is so cute!

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I wish I had as cute a bump as you ladies! My bump is lumpy and I look fat without a shirt. If I'm wearing a shirt, it looks cute, but I lift up my shirt and it looks semi-disasterous. lol

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Vyky, it looks like you're in Lady Gaga's dressing room in that photo :)

 


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Vyky, it looks like you're in Lady Gaga's dressing room in that photo :)

 

Becky, mine does too. I'm heavy to start with, so naked I still look sort of "just fat." The maternity pants help to smooth things out so it looks rounder, and I think I look definitely pregnant when dressed. It's good enough for me :) What I'm NOT happy about are the stretch marks I'm already seeing! I bought some (expensive) cream; we'll see if it works...



Hahahah I agree too! 

 

And Miriam -gloomy.gif stretch marks suck. i hope your creme works... i had them on my sides to begin with from when i put on a little weight, but thankfully they haven't gotten worse with the baby weight. is this something that being proactive about could help?


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Stretch marks are Mom-trophies.  Lol.  Embrace them.  Trust me when I say this- creams and lotions will not save you, spare your money.  When I had my first I used about 5 different VERY expensive creams and did regular skin therapy at a local salon because I was convinced it would save me...it did not.  To say the least.  I believe its actually proven that its genetic predisposition that will cause stretch marks.


 
 
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On stretch marks- I was diligent about moisturizing the skin on my tummy and thighs with both girls. With the second, I used Vitamin E. I've been pretty obsessive about moisturizing my entire body since I was about 16, though. I got barely any stretch marks with either. However, I completely believe it is just a coincidence. I'm with Ash- it's genetic. Of course, that doesn't stop me from using Palmer's Tummy Butter this time around!

 

Oddly enough, it wasn't the two pregnancies that gave me stretch marks. It was the 20 or so pounds I put on in the last 2 years. Odd how gaining 50 lbs in 9 months didn't do it, but that did! I think I'll end up with many more this time around as my skin already seems to be stretched.

 

Overall, though, I try not to care. My hips and thighs are not a pretty sight, so I just don't look close up! In my mind, I still look good, and that's enough for me. ;)


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Vyky, it looks like you're in Lady Gaga's dressing room in that photo :)

 

Becky, mine does too. I'm heavy to start with, so naked I still look sort of "just fat." The maternity pants help to smooth things out so it looks rounder, and I think I look definitely pregnant when dressed. It's good enough for me :) What I'm NOT happy about are the stretch marks I'm already seeing! I bought some (expensive) cream; we'll see if it works...


I 4th or 5th the dressing room comment!

 

And Becky and Miriam, I'm with you on the pregnant with clothes thing. I think what makes me look "just fat" without a shirt is the caved in beer gut belly button thing. If that makes any sense! I think once my uterus moves up past my belly button, it will look much better. :)

 


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I agree that stretch marks appear to be genetic.  Creams and hydration can help make the skin more elastic and therefore a little more resilient to sudden weight gain, but if it's in your genes some are going to happen at some point anyway.


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Even if you get tons of stretch marks, you come to peace with them....no need to obsess or worry.  I was 103 lbs (and 5'8")before my first and thought stretch marks would be the end of the world. They are not, for sure.

 

I find that my bump has pushed out my layer of fat (which is all at the bottom of my belly, so I jiggle on top of my baby belly.  Which is just SO sexy, as you can imagine.  those pants that go below the belly?  Yeah...they mostly just push that fat roll UP and really tight, and look pretty disgusting.  Im going to need to be much rounder before I pull those off!


 
 
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LOL. So true. S'where I make my scrilla, slingin' thigh highs to peelers winky.gif

 


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LOL. So true. S'where I make my scrilla, slingin' thigh highs to peelers winky.gif


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Yup, I too did EVERYTHING that I could think of to prevent stretchmarks.. It's genetic, I have them anyway.


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Vyky, it looks like you're in Lady Gaga's dressing room in that photo :)

 

 


LOL. So true. S'where I make my scrilla, slingin' thigh highs to peelers winky.gif

 




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Translation: It's my place of business, where I am a purveyor of fine wears for exotic dancers. 

 

 

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Vyky, it looks like you're in Lady Gaga's dressing room in that photo :)

 

Becky, mine does too. I'm heavy to start with, so naked I still look sort of "just fat." The maternity pants help to smooth things out so it looks rounder, and I think I look definitely pregnant when dressed. It's good enough for me :) What I'm NOT happy about are the stretch marks I'm already seeing! I bought some (expensive) cream; we'll see if it works...


I acutally didn't get much more stretch marks last pregnancy, because I used olive oil on my tummy and breasts. It has alot better properties for increasing elastin in the skin. :) It looks like I'll have to whip it out soon this time too, cuz I'm getting more marks on my breasts. bag.gif
 

 

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I 4th or 5th the dressing room comment!

 

And Becky and Miriam, I'm with you on the pregnant with clothes thing. I think what makes me look "just fat" without a shirt is the caved in beer gut belly button thing. If that makes any sense! I think once my uterus moves up past my belly button, it will look much better. :)

 


YES!!!!! It's the sunken in belly button and the skin that didn't snap back from baby number 2. I HAVE noticed my belly button is more shallow though, so it looks like it'll pop out soon. I love my maternity pants right now, cuz the ones I have, the elastic stretches up almost to my breasts and makes my tummy look more round instead of flabby. lol
 

 

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Translation: It's my place of business, where I am a purveyor of fine wears for exotic dancers. 

 

 

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YES!!!!! It's the sunken in belly button and the skin that didn't snap back from baby number 2. I HAVE noticed my belly button is more shallow though, so it looks like it'll pop out soon. I love my maternity pants right now, cuz the ones I have, the elastic stretches up almost to my breasts and makes my tummy look more round instead of flabby. lol
 

 


I'm noticing mine is more shallow, too! Should be all nice and rounded out soon. Wow... we notice funny things when pregnant, huh?

 


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I'm noticing mine is more shallow, too! Should be all nice and rounded out soon. Wow... we notice funny things when pregnant, huh?

 



It is weird. lol "wow I didn't realize how deep my belly button was before!" blah! I'm excited and happy about getting further along, I just want to be fit. I was well on my way to that when I BECAME pregnant. I lost 15 lbs with running and weight training and as soon as I hit 15lbs lost I was preggo. lol

 

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I think outtie belly buttons are the cutest, and I have always had the WORLDS deepest inny... I'm so excited that it's pushing out and it's a matter of time before I have an outtie. Keep growing little man! :)


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My inny was super deep too before I got pregnant with Lyra. It never went back to being that deep. I liked when it popped out because I could give it a really good deep cleaning ;)


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I think outtie belly buttons are the cutest, and I have always had the WORLDS deepest inny... I'm so excited that it's pushing out and it's a matter of time before I have an outtie. Keep growing little man! :)


I especially love when you see a pregnant woman with a tight maternity shirt on and their outie pokes at the shirt. hehe

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I especially love when you see a pregnant woman with a tight maternity shirt on and their outie pokes at the shirt. hehe


That's me!  lol.gif  It looks crooked too... uterus must be pulling/pushing off to the side.

 

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That's me!  lol.gif  It looks crooked too... uterus must be pulling/pushing off to the side.

 

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yeahthat.gif Yes! lol That's what I was thinking of. hehe So cute! Mine won't pop out til about 30 weeks. :(

 

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