The Belly Line Arrives!
As many changes that are happening on the inside of my body, I keep noticing different things happening on the outside of my body too. One thing I’ve noticed is a very faint line running through the center of my belly.
I did some research to make sure that this happened to other pregnant women and not just me. After all, I did have a 2.9% chance of having twins, so I do seem to beat the odds of “normal.”
The line is called linea negra and is caused by additional hormones in your body. With two girls in there, I’m guessing I have a lot of extra hormones!
Having twins, I know my belly is going to be “the size of a house,” and I’m already trying to think ahead to prevent stretch marks.
In doing some research on stretch marks, I found out that you are more likely to get them if you are carrying multiples or gain a lot of weight rapidly. My body has definitely gone through a lot of changes and is carrying a lot more weight then it is used too!
I know that there may be no prevention in getting stretch marks, but I am trying to keep my belly as moisturized as possible.
Shelby, a great friend and blogger for Glitterful Felt Stories, sent me some Vital Earth Traditions Herbal Beauty Belly Butter and Herbal Beauty Belly Oil. I absolutely love these two products. The product seems to have a second added benefit. Since I’ve become pregnant, I’ve been battling acne, and using these herbal products the acne seems to be going away. It is a double bonus!
This Friday, I will be 18 weeks along and with twins, we are getting close to the halfway point of pregnancy! I still have not felt my little ones move yet, (at least I thought I did once, but not sure if it was gas?) but I know I should be feeling them any day now! I can’t wait!!
Posted on February 8, 2011, in Pregnancy and tagged belly line, Glitterful Felt, Herbal Beauty, Herbal Beauty Belly Butter, linea negra, pregnancy, pregnant, prevention, Shelby Barone, stretch marks, twins, Vital Earth Traditions. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.