As a mom, the beauty of carrying another human being is a beautiful thing. To see your body shape, change, move and react over that 9 month period is something that you will never forget! The excitement often overtakes us as the time draws nearer. We do everything in our power to eliminate dry skin, stretch marks, swelling feet and more. Stretch mars seem to be the reminder that we were once with child. You can’t help but be reminded when you go and try on a bikini and there they are peeking at you reminding you how your body changed. Many will do what they have to cosmetically to rid themselves of the marks, a vanity move in my opinion. Sure I miss wearing a bikini but I relish in the fact that I can still wear a two-piece though the waist is a little higher.
I had four children. Each child stretched me a little farther than the last. My youngest looks at my tummy and asks playfully, “was I really in there”?
I can tell the story of the 9 moths with each child with glee as I remember the times when they were smaller and new to the world. I earned these stripes. Many call them Tiger stripes. Why you may ask ? Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints, no stripes are alike on any two tigers so therefore each is different. They are also called Tiger stripes because of the similarity to the layout of stripes on a Tiger. Either way you look at it, I love my stretch marks, my man loves my stretch marks and the house my kids built is a blessing from God!