Friday, June 27, 2008
I gave birth to a baby boy and it wasn't painful at all bcoz I was sleeping during the whole baby-coming-out process. In my dream, I thought I was dreaming. I didn't realize that I've given birth until my hubby told me. I peeked under the duvet to check my belly (sure enough, there was no bump) and there wasn't a single stretch mark, so I was happy...
...until I got changed. I nearly fainted when I saw the cheetah-printed stretch marks in a rainbow shape at the upper back of my body. It looks something like this, except it's white-ish instead of black:
Then I realized I didn't massage my body with oil before going to bed last night, bcoz I was so jaded that I couldn't even lift an arm (I went for cooking classes since last week. Yesterday was the last day - thank God!), and I couldn't ask hubby for help bcoz he was asleep. Maybe that's why I had that dream. I am never ever going to bed without massaging my body with oil ever again!
Well, speaking of massage oil, I am currently using Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil, which was recommended by Victoria Beckham in her fab book, That Extra Half an Inch; but hers was a green bottle, like this. Mine is maroon.
I've been using it for about a week now (especially for my tummy and boobs, since those two are "growing"), and I'm seeing difference. Not in terms of stretch marks tho bcoz so far I have none on those areas, but in terms of moisturizing. Before this, the skin around my tummy is dry and flaky as a result of too much Kwan Loong ointment sbb saya selalu pedih perut, and I've been using L'Occitane Supple Skin Oil for nearly a month (I prefer oils to creams or lotions bcoz I find it easier to massage, absorbs faster and non-sticky), but my skin condition was still the same. It's a "dry oil" so I guess that doesn't really help in moisturizing (but the scent is nice tho). That's why I switched to Elemis oil, and now my tummy is not dry and flaky anymore :)
Let's hope it works for stretch marks too.