Quoting chicnhed:" I'm trying so hard to get into that mentality. I guess I just need to adjust to the idea. That, and I ... [snip!] ... on me--or my belly, really. Its terrible, I think its going to only get worse because my skin feels so hot and itchy and sore."
Dude, they're stretch marks. And more and more people are realizing they're more genetic, and there's almost nothing you can do. If you're that worried about it go get some Vitamin-E oil. Or something. But you should be prepared for a bunch of gross-ness to happen to your body. I was tee-tiny with a ridiculous hour glass, and a flat belly, and I know that I can come close. But will NEVER get that back. And I'm only 19 years old. Each day you'll get over it. Also if you do the right routines, and such. You'll be able to get a firm belly again. If your skin resilient. My mom had massive stretch marks, and had me at 35 (God only knows why) and he tummy always went right back to normal stretch marks and all. Be proud of them. You'll get a beautiful life, and that's part of the price.
*just to add in she had 2 children before me as well