Pregnancy Stretch Marks are Making Me Crazy!
That seems like a simple enough definition but what everyone fails to mention is how aggravating, itchy, painful, unattractive, and just plainly preposterous they are.
As like every other pregnant woman I have truly enjoyed being pregnant. Although the first trimester had its downside, overtime everything was just wonderful. Not to mention I finally didn't have to worry about my weight and I could just enjoy for the next 9 months.
Well... someone should have warned me. I always knew stretchmarks come along with pregnancy but I thought I was safe because my mother never developed any. Not just did I feel I was genetically endowed but I was taking preemptive measures: cocoa butter, lotions and potions every morning and night! However, about a 3 weeks ago, I wake up and on my way to the shower see these two long, wolverine scratch-like looking marks on my belly. I cried. But later on the thought that I only had two to deal with soothed my anxiety.
I thought to myself 'many women end up with lots of stretchmarks, Monica and you're lucky to only have two!' Little did I know my luck was about to run out. Two days later I wake up to a belly full of stretchmarks that rise above my belly button and around my hips.
I obviously did not take it too well. To make matters worse my husband is always telling me how crazy they are and how they look like flames, or how now I must really have a bun in the oven because it looks like I'm cooking.
At this point I don't what to do. The itching is driving me INSANE! An now to make matters worse they have all puffed up to the point that you can see them thru my clothes :( Now some of them have even start to peel and bleed a little bit. I feel like a horrible mom and person but at 33 weeks I just want my little girl to come out already! Given I want her to be perfect so I know it's better to have a 40 week baby and I am obviously waiting although I have some selfish spurts but argh!
I have already gained 50 lbs and I am only 5 ft tall.... I am deathly afraid I will never get my little belly back! Am I just going to look like one big shriveled stretch mark? I know it will all be worth it when I hold my little angel!!! But as a 19 yr old first time mom it really scares me to have a stretch mark covered belly. It's uncomfortable and I still want to be attractive to my husband, I mean he's young too!
Any advice? How do I stop the itch? What can I do about them? How do I make them go away? Will they go away after she comes out and I lose the weight?
Help.... please... I'm desperate and going crazy!