I have stretch marks. Yes, I’m 24 years young and I have stretch marks. I didn’t get any until week 37 of pregnancy. Every day at our pregnancy check ups my sweet doctor would say to me, “Oh wow! No stretch marks!” I knew it would come back to haunt me. I woke up one day and BAM. I had stretch marks. Just like that, over night my stomach stretched. Clearly I was way past my limit.
I was the size of an elephant. A baby elephant. That was me during the last couple months of pregnancy. A cute little life sized baby elephant. Put a picture of me and Dumbo next to each other on your living room wall and you wouldn’t see the difference. Why on earth you would do such a thing I don’t know, but you can see my point here.
So, anyways, I got stretch marks. Even though my mother never got them I thought I would be genetically blessed like she was. No such thing.
I don’t really know what my problem is. They’re not that bad. I think I’m overreacting about it. I mean I’m probably overreacting about it. I have to be honest with myself here. Like really Samantha. How often do you wear a swimsuit? Um, never. And even so, who the heck cares?
I should be proud of these marks. Isn’t that what they say? So in any given moment I can lift up my shirt and say SEE! I have stretch marks! I was pregnant! I gave birth! GAVE BIRTH! That’s suppose to make them “battle wounds” or something. Good point. Yes, I agree. But see that kid over there? Yeah.
I’ve heard so many conflicting sides to stretch marks. All I want to know is the truth. I’m not out to find the cure, (that’s a lie) I just want to know the truth behind them. I’ve heard that such n’ such oil makes them go away, and that they make it worse. I’ve heard that sun makes it better, and then to keep them out of the sun.
For the love of all things deep fried, what is it??
My opinion, because I know you want to hear it: You can’t prevent stretch marks. Hydration helps. You can’t “cure” them- there is no magic pill, vitamin or oil. They will most likely, fade on their own. Good nutrition and lots of water may help that happen sooner.
You should love your body, saggy pants and all. Your body did push a child out of it. I’d say that’s pretty gosh darn remarkable!
Do you think Oprah could get me in contact with a stretch mark specialist? I could then report back to you with the truth once and for all so we can all stop spending money at the drugstore on stretch mark prevention lotion. I know you have such things under your bathroom sink.
Oh, heeeeey Oprah.