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When I was pregnant with my sweet son (now 3) I got ginormous. My skin felt like it was going to burst, I actually had nightmares of giving birth through a skin explosion. The result are bold stretch marks covering my tummy. I never really thought much of them because honestly, once he was out, all I cared about in regards to them was that they stopped itching. One day, when my son was about 4 months old, he grabbed my t-shirt when I picked him up and my mother commented on the “mess” of my stomach. My cousin who was 4 at the time said “Auntie, if it wasnt for that so-called mess, we wouldnt have sweet baby K here with us now” Wow, talk about a child putting it all into perspective!

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12 comments… add one

  • I-dra Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 4:09 pm

    bless the children who come to our defense with their logic & wit!

  • Shealene Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 10:50 pm

    Wow, seems like that 4 year old needs to educate your mom. I can’t believe your mother wasn’t the one telling you that your tummy is worth everything and you should be proud that you had a healthy baby.

  • Claire Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 2:48 am

    Yeah my stretch marks were exactly the same as yours – and I also got insensitive comments from both my mum and my sister – my son is 13 now and this happened about 4 years ago but I’ve never forgotten, it hurt my feelings so much.

  • Abby Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 7:52 am

    i would love to see an after picture!

    it is incredible how much our bodies can actually accomodate. i see you picture and how much you stretched, and sometimes the fact that we can DO that just blows my mind. thanks for sharing.

  • Barb Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 8:42 am

    I have them as well. I could not imagine a “MOTHER” saying something like that… leave it to the honesty of a child! that is the most wonderful thing! :)

  • Kristie Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 12:29 pm

    My heart goes out to you as your belly looks like it was very red and painful. I am sure you are happy that pain is over. I went through a similar experience with twins and it wasn’t fun. I have the marks to show for it now but my two girls are worth it. It nice to hear the words of a child which have so much more truth and meaning than the words of an adult who should know better. Thanks for sharing.

  • Melissa Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 3:43 pm

    what a beautiful way to put it. Stretchmarks are just beautiful things made by our children. Thanks for sharing

  • Christie Thursday, September 4, 2008, 2:41 am

    Wow, bubba made a cosy home for himself. You should be so proud :) I actually don’t mind my stretchmarks. I tell people I was no bikini model beforehand so why worry? ;)

  • Kristina Thursday, September 4, 2008, 5:46 am

    Wow you look just the same as me when I had my two babies. My
    mother also made a similar comment “I haven’t ever seen anything like that before” after witnessing my so called “mess” My stretch marks reach from my thighs up to just below my breasts! She managed to have 3 kids without stretch marks, so I guess to some people it must be difficult to understand

  • MilkMama Friday, September 5, 2008, 12:07 pm

    You are certainly not alone on this! And I’m so glad that Baby K made his entrance safely into the world! :D

  • Ashley Friday, September 5, 2008, 8:31 pm

    No matter what anyone says to you, they are sooo worth it right??? Kids are for the most part smarter then most adults!! You look beautiful no matter what anyone tells you!! Different things happen to different people during pregnacies!! But after that little one arrives, anything is worth it!

  • LAQUANTRA Thursday, November 13, 2008, 9:07 pm

    I am a mother of 2 kids, my first pregnancy gave me the saggy squishy pouch, i a m very self concious. One day i went on vacation with my friends n a couple of extras, when i woke up in the morning i stretched n my shirt came up some and one of the extras said “you have an ugly stomach” and she kinda shivered. i wanted to just drop to the floor and have an all out tantrum fight kicking and everything. I played it off and said my belly doesnt bother me I dont mind it. I was so embarassed now I take an extra effort to make sure my shirts are long enough to never accidently ride up again.

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