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Saw this on new posts, I didn't get stretch marks until the end (last month). I was so happy to have avoided them and then I started seeing a couple on my sides and then they came like crazy on my belly. the good news is that they completely faded by 6 months postpartum!
I got my first few around 28 weeks with my first son. I just had a couple, and then kapow!!! they were everywhere. You don't really quite know the extent of your stretchmarks until after you give birth, and your skin relaxes.
Warning! Me talking about my extreme stretchmarks follows!!!!!!!!
With my second son, I too got the previously mentioned "red tops", extending my stretchmarks about 2 inches...he was 2 lbs heavier. By the time I was done with #2, I had stretchmarks from 4" above my navel, to down past underwear line .....skip a few inches and then my legs have them. Some of my stretchmarks are more than 1"wide, so they don't really "fade". Basically, unless I remove the skin on my stomach...there will be no question that I had babies. I'm starting to think of the stretchmarks as a replacement for the tattoo I wanted to get to represent my babes..
Don't let this scare you though... I sincerely believe I got the "worst case" of stretchmarks you can possibly get...thanks Mom . That being said.... TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would do it again in a heartbeat...besides...I got my boobs upgraded in the process (A cup to C cup) and the stretchmarks on my boobs always disappear.
Kimberly(IMOSBC)-- Wife to Dennis 8-29-98
SAHM : to Brendon 1-25-03; James 5-1-05 and EDD #3 3-31-07
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