Andi Eigenmann, now 38 weeks and four days pregnant, posts a maternity photo featuring her daughter Ellie.
Her caption reads, "She just left for school today and I am missing her so terribly already. It has been so much fun witnessing you grow into your own person. and getting to know you more as moments go by makes me wonder: HOW DID I GET SO LUCKY?? I didn't think it would be possible to admire your own 7 year old daughter this much, but here I am!
"I am certain your little sis will see you the same way I do. You will be great, big sis Ellie! I can feel it. You are so full of love (and so funny and cool too), and I am so proud to have you as my child. In all ways, always, always."
She is clad in a two-piece swim wear flaunting her bump, including stretchmarks, in its full glory.
Some of her followers find it "empowering."
One remarks, "Nakakabilib talaga ikaw, Miss Andi, kung ibang artista pa iyan, may pag-edit na gagawin matakpan lang mga stretch marks nila, pero ikaw, mahal mo pagkatao mo."
A few however are bothered.
"Bakit ganyan tiyan mo puro ugat? Yung kay Marian Rivera naman hindi ganyan. Nakakadiri"
A fan is quick to defend the actress, "Normal siyang tao at nagbubuntis. Most girls e may kamot sa pagbubuntis. Hindi porke't artista e makinis na literal. Nakoo naman. Nasan kokote mo at di mo alam iyan? Nasan ba yung pinag-aralan mo. Napunta ata sa talampakan mo."
Another fan reveals that lotion did not help eliminate the unsightly lines on her tummy.
"I put lotion and VCO, but I still have stretchmarks. Lotion itself doesn't prevent having it. Marami factors.
"Heredity isa and the amount of liquid (hydration) you put in your body. Mag tatatlo na rin anak ko. Same kami ni andi ng number of weeks, but I also have stretch marks and I am not ashamed of it."
Meanwhile, one follower notices that Andi is usually in her bikini during her maternity shoots.
She comments, "Whats happening? Lage ka na Lang naka-2-piece. Sana may kunting balot naman ang katawan mo. I'm sure ur mom doesn't like it."
Andi's mom is veteran actress Jaclyn Jose.
WHAT CAUSES STRETCH MARKS?
According to Healthline.com, they commonly occur during pregnancy "as the skin stretches in numerous ways to make room for the developing baby."
Having too much cortisone, a hormone naturally produced by adrenal glands, is another cause. It can make one's skin lose its elasticity.
Rapid weight loss and gain are said to be culprits, too.
And as Andi's followers point out, it is indeed hereditary.