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Do you have any stretch marks yet? If so, when did they appear?
I know there's no way to predict, but I'm hoping my slow belly growth progress will deter those buggers from popping up!
None yet... and I am still so elastic-y that I am thinking I have plenty of time.
I have some on my inner thighs from puberty, but they are all skin-toned and faded, with no signs of coming back full force!
(silently thanks my mother for her genes - so far so good!)
It really doesn't matter how big or small your belly will get. It all depends on what your skin can handle, genetically speaking. I have seen little ladies with them as bad as some huge bellies.
I got lucky w/ DD #1 with no stretch marks.. nothing this time either. I am a small belly girl.
I haven't seen any yet.
However, I was twice the size with DS and still didn't have any pop up until the last week of pregnancy. In fact I didn't even see them until after DS was born since I couldn't see the underside of my belly. DH said they showed up about a week prior but he certainly wasn't going to tell me.
mooeta:I'm still at my prepg weight, but have noticed a few small new ones. I had some before so they're still there but very few new ones. I don't moisturize or anything special so, it's just onw of those things you'll either get or not
you didn't gain any weight at all and you are full term?? lol how is that possible?
Nope- No stretch marks!
I don't know how I lucked out. My mother has a bunch, and I did try to remember to put that lotion on but I forget more often than not.
Who knows? My belly is very, very tender in certain spots, so I suppose it's still possible to get some. :)
XXLAURAF: mooeta:I'm still at my prepg weight, but have noticed a few small new ones. I had some before so they're still there but very few new ones. I don't moisturize or anything special so, it's just onw of those things you'll either get or notyou didn't gain any weight at all and you are full term?? lol how is that possible?
It was the extra cushion for the pushin' I had before. I lost 16 lbs in 1st and 2nd tri and then I'm just now breaking even. It happens. My mom only gained 11 lbs with me and she started at 110 so it's just one of those things that runs in my family I suppose.
I have a pretty large belly for my size (petite, 5'0", its ALL in the belly!) and I have none as of yet, and luckily never had them before. My mother and grandmother never got any either. I use a bit of Palmer's Tummy Butter when I get out of the shower... but that's because it smells nice :)