I got my first hint of a stretch mark right at 28 weeks. I was crossing my fingers that I could avoid getting any stretch marks again this pregnancy. I had my doubts because this time I have two babies in my belly, but I was hopeful because I didn’t get any last time.
I noticed them in the mirror after a shower and they were super faint. I had to strain to try and see what was going on under there in the mirror. There’s no way I can see the underside of my belly at this point so the mirror was the only option I had and that was difficult. I was still crossing my fingers that maybe it was just a few broken blood vessels or something.
Last week I’d looked at some pictures from my previous pregnancy and was comparing belly size. I was pretty sure that my belly was indeed bigger now than it was at delivery (almost 41 weeks) last time but its hard to tell in pictures sometimes. Now that I’ve confirmed these are indeed the dreaded stretch marks, I am positive that my belly is bigger now than it has ever been before.
I’m bummed at this new development but I’m letting it go. It’s only a superficial problem and there are much bigger things to be concerned about. It was a nice thought to think I could maybe make it out of this pregnancy mar free, but I’m not going to loose sleep over it. The pic below is the day I noticed it and yes, I agree they don't look bad at all yet. However, remember that I still have 8-10 weeks of pregnancy left!!!