... without taking any medication (other than Tylenol when I had a fever). But I finally broke down and called the doc. I get to take Muc.inex. I hate taking meds when pregnant but at this point I'm so miserable I can't handle it anymore. Poor Zoe probably feels like she's living in a shake-machine every time I cough!
Anyway I am so sick of being sick I don't want to talk about it anymore.
Last night when I was laying in bed, waiting for Daniel to turn the light off... I looked over my shoulder at my leg because I had an itch. AND............ I found stretchmarks! Where the heck did they come from? They seriously weren't there the day before. I've got some on my hips and now on my belly. I did have stretchmarks with Abigail but they faded to almost gone so it was crazy to see the pale purple rivers of over-stretched skin out of nowhere!
I actually don't care about stretchmarks. Some women completely flip out but I'm not one of them. I boldly said, "They are badges of honor!" to Daniel in which he replied, "And that is what a man says to his wife when he wants to get lucky." Ohhhh... he's in so much trouble! (And he was totally joking so don't break out the guillotine!)
They fade and aren't a big deal. I'm not a bikini-wearing woman anyway and I don't have to impress anyone (that's why there's an "off" switch on the lights). But when I saw the beginning of cellulite on my derriere not long ago I did cringe! Don't know why. Maybe because cellulite is something you can have, big or small, and it doesn't fade.
Other skin issues- I guess I have a linea nigra now. I really can't see since my enormous chest is in the way. I think I have a pale one. Another no-biggee.
Zoe must know her momma doesn't feel well, too, because she has been quite entertaining lately. My entire belly shakes and jiggles when she moves. Sometimes I feel like I could fall off a chair because she rocks my belly so hard!
Did you get stretchmarks, cellulite or both? How did you feel about it? If you've never been pregnant, would it matter to you if you did experience those things?