Quoting *Wicked Mama*:" This is what you have a right to complain about...if your stomach doesn't look like this shut the fcu ... [snip!] ... stop. Oh, and yes, I am expcting this to start some smurf...but I am fed up with watching you girls bitch..."the way i see it is im now 36 weeks and 5 days today and i have stretch marks but i don't see them as a bad thing at all i see them as a battle im going to win for a life that i will love for the rest of my life so never put you're self down on how you look because that right there is a true mothers body and it will always be beautiful no matter what others think. one of my closest friends recently found out she can not have kids (she wanted me to share )and she always tells me when i get moody and upset complaining that she wished she could get stretch marks and all that if it meant that she would on day have a beautiful baby then she wouldn't mind having a million of them . i look up to her a lot. i think of it this way you're a prowled mother tiger! so show off you're stripes because no other person has the same strips as you! you look beautiful no matter what!!!