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Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby JJsBump » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:09 am

Anyone else out there get riddled with stretch marks?!

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Just wondering what you may have done to help them fade out/treat them etc....I can't even look at my stomach without grimacing :(

Also, how long did it take your uterus to shrink back down to Normal size? Tired of this kangaroo pouch !!

I do seem to be losing some weight though.i had gained 60 and am now down 35 so maybe I just need to lose more to get more shrinkage?

Thanks :)
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Re: Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby bakermommy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:15 am

Sounds like your doing great, so try not to be so hard on yourself. The only thing that minimized my stretch marks was a tan :). In all seriousness once my stomach shrank back down they weren't as noticeable. After my twins I feel like my stomach had just finally shrank back down when I get pregnant again which was 10 months. It takes a while for the majority of us. I know it is so hard to watch it happen so slowly. Trust me I know. I'm having the same issues right now almost 4 months pp. I am convinced that I won't lose the rest of my weight or pooch until I stop breastfeeding which wont be any time soon. It's so hard when nothing fits right!!! Keep doing what you're doing. It will go back down. I try to remind myself with my stretch marks what they represent. That always helps "a little"
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Re: Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby meggola » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:19 am

Oh JJ - I feel ya! I think I have a stretch mark for every day I was pregnant, all forming tree rings around my belly button which is really attractive let me tell you. I have some saggy skin down around my incision too which is super attractive as well. The stretch marks will fade with time, or so I'm told. I have quite a pooch going too, 5 weeks PP today and I'm BFing so it shouuld be shrinking quickly in theory. I think I still have quite a bit of swelling from the c-section. Maybe you do too> How many weeks PP are you? It takes a while for it to go down I think. My OB told me to massage my ute for 30 seconds every day, which I think would help it shrink if I ever remembered to do it. :/
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Re: Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby JJsBump » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:14 pm

Thanks ladies!!

Kandice: yes I keep trying to remind myself that all these marks were for 2 happy healthy little boys and it does help a little! Thank you for sharing your experience :)

Meg: I'm sorry you're dealing with this too! Are your stretch marks like craters?? I can't even believe how deep these things are! And I've discovered I have them on my inner thighs too...WTF?! I wasn't carrying a baby in my thighs!! Lol. I guess I was carrying something in there tho :/. Really hope they will fade over time otherwise I'll have to wear a scuba suit to take the boys swimming :(
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Re: Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby babydust2me » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:14 am

I have too many stretch marks to even count. They're on my belly, they wrap around my love handles, they're on my butt, my thighs and even the sides of my knees - I suspect due to so much swelling. I tried putting the Mederma stretch mark cream on them but it was tough to do it regularly. They have faded some but they're still pretty prominent. As for the tummy shrinking, I still have one 10 months later. I also gained 60 lbs but I was 15lbs heavy when I got pregnant. I didn't lose weight as fast as I could have. It took me about 8 months to get to pre-pregnancy. Now I've still got 10lbs left to lose but my belly is still bigger than it used to be. I've finally started exercising so hopefully that helps.

Luckily I don't have any issues at my c section incision but my belly does have extra skin! It's not pretty and my days of wearing a bikini are definitely over!
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Re: Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby babydust2me » Wed May 01, 2013 9:16 am

bakermommy wrote:After my twins I feel like my stomach had just finally shrank back down when I get pregnant again which was 10 months. It takes a while for the majority of us.


For some reason I didn't remember that you got pregnant so soon after your twins! My girls are 10 months old now and I can't even imagine getting pregnant again right now. How's it going having 3 under 2?
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Re: Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby bakermommy » Wed May 01, 2013 9:33 am

Yeah looking back now it is (and I guess was) extremely scary lol. 10 months is so young still. We have finally gotten in to a routine so it has gone relatively well. I get sad sometimes because the twins require so much attention at this age that the baby kind of gets forgotten about (not literally). The boys absolutely adore their baby brother though and I'm glad that they are close in age. We do get even more crazy comments now though and sleep is few and far between.
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Re: Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby babydust2me » Wed May 01, 2013 9:49 am

I bet you do get a lot of comments! I'm sure sleep will get better once the baby gets older. It took me a long time to get into a good routine with just 2. I'm not sure if I could handle a 3rd. You must be super mom! (Either that or just getting by like I feel like I do)
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Re: Stretch mark recovery :/

Postby bakermommy » Wed May 01, 2013 2:04 pm

I'm going to go with just getting by. The twins eat weenies and microwave Mac and cheese most nights and I'm pretty sure our house hasn't been clean in about a year ;).
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1/5/13 Bray Isaiah 8 lbs 5 oz
BFP#4 7/29/14
Beta # 1 7/30/14 (15)
Beta #2 8/1/14 (66) Progesterone 26
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