Monday, September 21, 2009

Baby BGG On Board!

Some of you already know, but for those who don't, my husband and I are expecting our first child (a baby girl) this January! I've been sick quite a bit, which has resulted in inconsistent posts. Now that I'm beginning to feel better, I wanted to share this extremely exciting time in my life with my valued readers. Plus, I'd also love to share some beauty products that I'm currently trying that are actually beneficial to non-preggers BGs.


Me last weekend at 5 1/2 months.


In fact, I'm currently taking the advice of many and keeping my skin moisturized with Carol's Daughter's Sexy Belly in an effort to prevent those unsightly stretch marks that 75% of women get during pregnancy. So far so good, but I still have a few more months to go! Even if this popular cocoa and shea butter-enriched product doesn't completely prevent the ugly squiggly lines, it sure makes my skin super supple and smooth in the process, which is something that every woman wants - soft skin!

Sexy Belly available at www.carolsdaughter.com for $17

Have you ever tried this product? For fellow moms-to-be and moms, do you have any stretch mark prevention suggestions?

48 comments:

Shawnta` said...

Yay! How exciting! Congratulations. You look great. I'm happy to hear you're feeling better.

Onetta said...

Congrats!

hiphopmuse said...

Congrats! You're glowing! I'm going to grab some of the Carol's Daughter product for my sis, she recently gave birth and is trying to fade stretch marks.

...:::BEAUTIFUL...BROWN...SKIN:::... Bianca said...

Congrats!! I hope u don't get the tiger stripes, I got mine the last two weeks of my pregnancy!! LOL!! That really sucked... doe that products do anything for existing stretch marks?...

Aleksis said...

Oh wow, congratulations! You must be so excited...That top you're wearing is absolute gorgeous, and you look great!

xo

Nerd Girl said...

Congratulations - so excited for you!

I didn't do anything specifically to avoid stretch marks, but I did keep my belly cocoa buttered up in the last few months when my skin was particularly itchy. Don't know if it was the cocoa butter or genetics, but I do not have any pregnancy related stretch marks :)

Mr. Michael said...

WONDERFUL!!!!

Natakue said...

congratulations!!! you look great! i hope the carol's daughter product continues to work. =)

B said...

OMG!!!! Congratulations!! So many of my friends are having babies and I am just stoked! so happy for you!

antithesis said...

oh YAY! congrats. you look sooo cute! u could rival heidi klum being all cute and preggers!!!!!

dejoi said...

CONGRATS!!! So exciting!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You look very nice preggers : ) God Bless

Ashley-Nicole said...

Congratulations on being a Mom-to-be !!!!

Bam said...

Congratulations on your Blessing!

K-Bear said...

OMG! I'm so happy and excited for our new little BG!! Yyyaaaay! You look fabulous too! I hope the Carol's Daughter works for you. Usually stretch marks don't arrive until late in the pregnancy so keep that belly lubed up and keep your fingers crossed. Stretch marks or not, it won't matter when you see your little one staring at you with your hubby's face! Celebrate good times come on!

Blair said...

YOU LOOK GREAT!

T said...

Congrats again!!! I'm so glad you're feeling better.

This sexy belly business looks like a product I'm going to have to add to my to-try list.

Tips (from my mom and sis): Rubbing oil and shea butter on your tummy and never, ever, under ANY circumstances scratch. EVER.

Can't wait to see all the baby BG (or BB) stuff.

mimieyes said...

Sexy mama! Congratulations!
A very lucky kid to have parents like you.

12kyle said...

whaaaaaaaaaat? i haven't been here in about a month and y'all are expecting?!? wow! congrats! i'm so happy for you and your hubby.

Andrea said...

I'm so very happy for you and your husband! You are beautiful and glowing..Congratulations!!

Rebee said...

You look great! Lewis and I are so happy for you guys.

Tamstyles said...

congrats! stretch marks took over my belly. I have not been the same since, but I have beautiful kids and a husband that loves me and my marks..even KISSES them...I dont think anything stops them though. I know people that used all kinds of creams and they still got them bad!!! One friend never got them and then ended up getting them on her third child...good luck,

Nicole Rogers said...

Yaaaaayyyy We are out of the closet!!!! Congrats!!!

Charlene said...

hey girl congrats!!! wow u look amazin~~ :)

continue to post about ur pregnancy too i'd love to hear what products u use :)

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments! All of your well-wishes mean so much. I'm hoping that genetics play a role in the dept of stretch marks (my mom didn't get any after 3 kids), but u never know. Even if I do get them, it will be all worth it!! I can't wait to meet my baby girl in January! Thanks again for your compliments. Oh and for Aleksa, I got that top at Daffy's (like a TJ Maxx, Marshall's) in NY for only $8! I love it!;-)

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Oops I meant Aleksis! Sorry.

Leslie C. said...

Wow, congratulations BGG! Best wishes for a healthy and happy baby!

Anonymous said...

congratulations! You should use bio oil 4 times a day. Works like a charm!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Bgg CONGRATSSSSSS how exciting! I have never had a baby but people claim that cocoa/ shea butter is the way to keep the stretch marks away!
YAY for baby BGG :-)
PJD

NewbieNaturalDiva said...

Congratulations! You look so pretty and you still look like you are in great shape. Your body will bounce back in no time!

Aleksis said...

$8?!No way! It's so chic..I love it...again congratulations!!! :D

K. Rock said...

Congrats girl. Babies are wonderful. You will love it.

yelena said...

Oh my GOdddd u look so hot in that photo! hot mama! lol

kay* said...

OMG you are THE cutest momma to be! you look fantastic!!!! congratulations!!!!!

Aisha said...

Congratulations! So excited about Baby BGG on board!

Abi said...

many Blessings you look so lovely in that picture,
I wish you and your family all the best!
Carol daughter's seems to be amazing, but it's not available where I live, not even at Sephora, I'm going to order online

Denny said...

Awww congratulations to you and your hubby. I agree with everyone else, babies are wonderful. I have 2 myself. I wasn't lucky and I did get the "zebra stripes" but hey, that comes with the territory but when you hold that precious baby girl... :-) Best wishes!!!

beautylogicblog said...

OH MY GOD. CONGRATS LOVE! WHEN I MET YOU YOU DIDN'T LOOK PREGGO AT ALL. CONGRATS!

BlessedOne said...

You look beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Glo said...

I've been missing in action for a min and had NO IDEA!!!

My goodness BG! You're bout the cutest lil prego thing ever!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!

Be sure to let us all know where you're registered!!

spitfire said...

Congrats! you look beautiful! Definitely put us on to your registry = we gotta show love to new BG

Jo said...

congratulations! my husband and i are expecting our second child in january. i used 100% african shea butter on my belly and other expanding parts and was blessed to not have one stretch mark! the only tip besides moisturize like crazy i can offer is don't scratch!! your stretching skin will itch sometimes even with the moisturizer(s), but don't scratch. that's what induces more stretch-marks.

many blessings to you and your family!

Iyvonnetp said...

Congrats to you & your hubby! What a blessing!!

G said...

Congratulations!!!!! You are beautiful. Best wishes and many blessings.

lymariposa said...

Congrats on the new addition!

B-More BAP said...

Congrats Sis!!! You look wonderful :)

yummy411 said...

congratulations mama! i'm elated!!

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