I'm feeling bummed and vain about stretch marks. I'm 21 weeks with #2 and I've got big stretch marks (3+"/8+cm long) on my inner thighs and hips and a few small ones on the fronts of my thighs and on the bottom half of my belly.
With LO I got one tiny stretch mark (<1cm) sometime in my 41st week.
It feels extra unfair because I'm only up 2 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. What gives?
Anyone else have such dissimilar experiences in different pregnancies? Or just want to commiserate?
nectarine / 2400 posts
Yes I got none my first and a million my second I think everything just stretches out faster and your skin has already lost some elasticity and all that. But I can say they faded quickly after birth.
grapefruit / 4903 posts
Yep. Nothing until a couple small ones after birth with DD1. A hot mess of stetch marks for DD2 They fade!
pear / 1737 posts
I had the opposite. I got a million wicked stretch marks with my first on my tummy and one on my back and then none with my second. But I don’t think it is possible for me to have any more stretch marks than I have already from how much I grew with my first!
kiwi / 745 posts
Yeah I had minimal ones with my first and now I’m covered in them. So annoyed.
persimmon / 1129 posts
Yes! Hardly any with my first, and a ton with my second. I didn’t gain any more weight the second time. They do fade and aren’t super noticeable anymore.