My youngest child is 2. I have 2 kids. When I first got pregnant I weighed 130 lbs and I delivered my baby at 142 (12 lbs) . Similar story with the second. I started at 126 and delivered at 141 (15 lbs). Before it comes up, my doctor said my weight was fine. My babies each grew as they were supposed to. My oldest was 7lbs 11 oz and my youngest 7 lbs 14 oz.
Now about my body.... My stomach was huge. My skin stretched so much to accomodate my babies. I know that is what it is designed to do, but I still hate my stretch marks. I wish there was a way to lighten them up. I feel ugly every time I take my shirt off.
Now I know I need to lose a few lbs, I currently weigh 132. I haven't been able to excercise much because I have been sick for the past 2 years. But now that I am doing better I have started exercise. I know I will be able to lose 10 lbs and tone up in about 3 months, but the stretch marks will still be there.
How do you deal with them if you have them? Are there other's who have them as bad as I do? I have seen a few woman with stretch marks, but not any that look like mine? Do woman who have them like me, just keep them hidden?
I hear it's all genetics, must have gotten my skin elasticity from my father. Because my mother had 6 kids and never got a single stretch mark. Ugg. Just wish I could be happy with my body. I am even mad that belly button is now deformed : (
Any other moms feel like me? Brave enough to share a pic, even if it is anon?