Thursday, January 11, 2007

Itchy & Scratchy

AAARGggggghhhhh! The skin on my belly has been so itchy the last few days. However, my sister Rachel warned me that scratching of the pregnant belly has been known to cause stretch marks, a thought that frightens me to my very core. As a result, absent-minded belly-itching is typically followed by an ear-piercing shriek, followed by a mad dash to the bathroom where I frantically slather three coats of Palmers Vitamin E and Cocoa butter lotion all over my recently assaulted baby bump. Phew, crisis averted.

If this madness continues, I may have to resort to duct taping oven mitts to my hands. Of course I work on the computer all day, so that could be a problem. I guess I could tape them to my stomach. Aah, genius at work...

1 comment:

Laura Day said...

Sarah, I have also read that there is not much you can do to prevent stretch marks. They are hereditary, so the best bet on knowing if you'll get them is to ask your mom if she has 'em.