Friday, July 15, 2005

Stretching the Truth

We all know that Hollywood has a whacked idea of body image and it must explain why the gossip mags think Britney Spears is "ready to pop!" I caught up on the latest entertainment buzz during a doctor's visit this morning. Sources say, that Briteny, who is only 5 months along, looks as if she's already gained all her pregnancy weight... "Could it be twins?" Have you seen the pictures?
I bet she can still see her feet. Reality is, my belly post-birth looks like Britney's does now. Coworkers thought I was going to pop. (At least I could make the dog comfortable)
The skin gets so tight it's actually shiny and itchy from all the stretching. I slathered 100% cocoa butter or olive oil all over my belly. It alleviated the itching and eased my mind about getting stretch marks. (I recommend natural oils or Mother's Special Blend from Whole Foods) Unfortunately, stretch marks are hereditary. No amount of cocoa butter will stop what's already in your genes, but I still recommend it for physical and mental comfort. It's truly fascinating to see your belly grow and know that your precious baby is living in there.

1 comment:

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