It just seems so unfair. I have stayed active, gained a reasonable and healthy amount of weight, and religiously slathered my belly with over-priced (and, apparently, under-effective) belly butter. And yet, here I am, my belly permanently branded by the marks of pregnancy.
Vik, bless his heart, tried to console me by telling me that they will be beautiful reminders of the fact that I have had a baby. Honestly, I would prefer a piece of jewelry.