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32 weeks pregnant and stretchies have started… (Toni)

Age – 24
Currently 32 weeks pregnant with #1

When I first discovered I was pregnant I became increasingly curious about predicting what my body would be like during and after pregnancy, and so I started to stalk this site. Although I wasn’t overweight when I fell pregnant, I have always been very self-conscious in my body as I was overweight during early high school and had stretch marks from puberty. I stocked up on Bio Oil and Cocoa butter, but knowing my mum and sister didn’t get any during their pregnancies, I was hoping genetics would save me.

I am so embarrassed to say that I was/am petrified of stretch marks and constantly worried that I am never going to feel confident or sexy again. I know that the little human growing inside of me is worth every mark, but it’s so hard to see the bigger picture. I have been with my Boyfriend for 7 years, and I love him so much. I know that he will still love me post-pregnancy, but I am scared that he won’t be attracted to me any more. My stretchies have only just begun and I know they will get bigger and bring friends :D over the next 8 weeks. I just hope that I can ‘get over it’ and enjoy the rest of my pregnancy.

Pictures of me now at 32 weeks from both sides and a picture of me at 10weeks pregnant.

Toni xox

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2 comments… add one

  • mrspetunia Friday, July 20, 2012, 1:52 pm

    I have no idea if this will help but I’m trying to drink a LOT of water throughout the day. My theory is that my skin will be more resilient if well hydrated. I figure it’s worth a shot at any rate.

  • Anonymous Saturday, July 21, 2012, 7:08 am

    Hi Toni! You are almost to home base, not much longer now and you will be holding your sweet baby. Your belly looks beautiful! Stretch marks are nothing to fear. They fade and there are treatments that can help too. Keep your focus on your baby for now whenever your mind starts to worry about the stretchies. I had a friend who ate tons of high in vit C fruit. It was like she was addicted to fruit during her preg and she didn’t get stretch marks, I always wondered if that had something to do with it. I never had any luck with the creams or lotions.. Anyways, when you are looking into your babies eyes, your stretches will be the last thing on your mind :)

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