Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Living in Oregon, with my sweet Aussie dh and family
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Im 8 weeks preg today!
In my first pregnancy, I got three little stretchmarks in the first trimester before I put on weight. How funky is that. I didn't expect any since my mom and aunt didn't have ANY. I only gained 20 lbs, but by the end of pregnancy, I was throughly covered with big red marks from the belly button down. My tummy is pretty darn ripply. Permanently. I am the only fair skinned, red haired person in my family, so that must be part of it. I was surprised though.
Another stretchmarky friend said other pregnancies didn't even use the same stretchmarks, but wanted their own!!! So, we'll see what happens. I would prefer if they stay down below navel level. Please?
I'm not that bothered by it now, this not being exactly bikini culture up here in Oregon, but it wasn't so fun when i was pregnant and wanted to show off my belly. Some people actually gasped, which made me feel funky. My tummy was pretty to me.
It's really wonderful to me when I see photos of stretchmarky women in preg magazines. Very good, but very rare.
Oh and a word about taking flax oil. I use capsules, which are more expensive :-(, or put it in my smoothies. I hate the taste too, even tho' it's mild.