I didn't really have any at 8 months either... but the baby dropped and really started putting on the weight and my hips had to streeeetch to accomodate the new positioning. By the time I delivered her, my hips were pretty well covered and after delivery I was able to see the smattering on my low belly and thighs. I got bad stretch marks on my inner thighs and bum between junior high & high school, though, thanks to a huge growth spurt. So, I'd already had to come to terms with the scars at a significantly more vulnerable time for a girl. Am I exactly happy that I have them? No. But from past experience I know that they will fade in time. As long as I can lose the weight and regain my muscle tone someday, nothing's keeping me out of my cute two-piece swimsuits. I own too many to waste them!