This week’s email from The Bump scared me. It mentioned the beginning stages of the ever-dreaded stretchmarks that coincide with Pregnancy. They even wrote it in a way that made me cringe…
“Gasp…is that a stretch mark?!! *(OH MY GOD IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD!!!)* Take deep breaths and remember — they’ll fade after delivery.” Please notice that they didn’t say they’ll go away…they’ll just fade…ohhhhh, the joys of Motherhood!
The whole stretch mark comment actually came at an appropriate time – while I haven’t seen any form on my body/belly quite yet (fingers crossed they stay away for a long, loooooong time because there’s nothing wrong with wishful thinking, right!?!), they have definitely crossed my mind. So last week, I begged Travis to accompany me to Giggle in the Marina to hunt down stretch mark cream (what a great sport he is!). And after turning the bottle over only to discover that it cost $42.00 for 4 ounces (or something ridiculous like that), we quickly set it down and moved along – I mean, I would expect some liquid gold to come out of that sucker for me to pay that much!!! As we quickly exited the store we decided that for the time being, regular lotion will work just as well as stretch mark cream…(I’ll let you know how that goes)
For now, I’m just going to enjoy my ever-growing, not-yet-stretch-marked baby bump…here are a few pics from Week 21! I feel like I look more pregnant from the front than I do from the side!
In fun baby news, Abby is now the size of a banana! Once again, I’m not sure how she was a cantaloupe last week and a banana this week (wouldn’t that mean she’s shrinking?), but what I do know is that she’s happy and feisty (I honestly think she’s in there doing acrobatics and I’m kind of loving it…we have a little athlete forming!!!). What’s really amazing is that “her womb is now stocked up with her lifetime supply of six million eggs (the number will drop to around one million by birth).” How crazy is that!?!
Stay tuned for next week’s Bump Report…I’m sure I’ll just keep looking bigger and bigger (and maybe I’ll even have some stretch marks to report on – yay!)…
And I have to ask: Do you have any recommendations on stretch mark creams or lotions? Is there really a difference between the two? Are they really worth $42 for 4 oz.?
As always, I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback!