I was just starting to think about what happens when I actually do "show." Will I get stretch marks? Can I prevent them? When I consulted my pregnancy books they said it's mainly genetics... but why not try to minimize the stretching?! Just then I received a wonderfully thoughtful and adorable present on my doorstep! My sister sent me a "welcome to the first trimester" package (she lives on the east coast far far away, I don't know why our families won't move closer to us in glorious Idaho). Anyways, in it I found a few wildly informative books- dad's guide to pregnancy for dummies, and the baby bump. Also some queasy drops which really helped ease my nausea- and they are all natural- the sour raspberry ones are awesome. AND just by chance some natural belly cream.
Somehow she knew exactly what to get me...even though she hasn't been pregnant before, it was so sweet. So I have started to use this beautiful belly balm with hopes of eliminating (okay maybe just minimizing) stretch marks. I will let you know how it goes, so far I have only heard great things about it. Thanks Kel, I feel so loved!!