I don't have many stretch marks, but those I have are shimmery and silvery and texturally-soft and pettable. I have a small waterfall of them around my right hip; I have had people notice them disappearing under the waistband of my jeans, entranced.
I am a mother. I gained 51 pounds during pregnancy - a 75% weight gain, at the time. I breastfed for a year. I am soft and striped and imperfect, and it is because I have an amazing child, and I would absolutely do it again.