I was looking through some old preggo photos from my last pregnancy today to compare my belly size, and I look probably at least 3 weeks further this time... meaning I am 19 weeks now and look more like I did at 22 or 23 weeks last time! At least it isn't a good 8 weeks like I thought! haha
BUT, OMG... as I moved along through the progression, I FORGOT how huge I got! I was surprised I could even stand up straight at 38 weeks, 3 days before I gave birth. Oh man. I'm scared now.
I got other battle scars, but not a single stretch mark on my belly! I did get a few on my butt and bbs, but not a one on my belly. I partially attribute that to the fact that I religiously put stuff on my belly 2x a day through the whole pregnancy; the palmer's oil in the morning and the cocoa butter in the evenings. I haven't been as good about it this time, but I am still doing the oil every day and try to do lotion.
My advice is don't scratch your belly when it itches too! That can contribute to marks. Put lotion on instead. And I am now applying to the buttocks and bbs more this time too...
I'm hoping to make it through without stretch marks again this time. Fingers crossed!
I bought a salve and an oil for my belly because I wanted to try a few different kinds, but I haven't been very good about putting it on, especially since the weather has been warmer. It's funny, I noticed myself itching today at work, so I guess it's time to start being a little more diligent about the belly oil.
Lol this is so me! I'm so scared of what I'm gonna look like in the 9th month!
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
Last edited by Carolyn85; 10-27-2011 at 09:04 AM.
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
I didn't think at the time I looked huge but later when I looked at the photos I think ingit huge! I'll try to find some of my last pg pics. BRB
39 weeks with Eli
36 weeks with Jacob
I think this is the last one or one of the last with Ethan
Last edited by PAmom2boys; 07-08-2011 at 12:41 AM.
♥ Amanda ♥
♥ Mom to: Jesse 16, Jacob 5, Ethan 3, Eli 2, & baby Andrew ♥