9 months … plus some.
Now that baby is here, and I am on the other side, I feel more at peace with sharing this series of images. I am not a comfortable pregnant woman and I am ok admitting that! However, I have a HUGE appreciation for what my body just accomplished for the second time. It is incredible what happens while creating another human. It is agonizingly slow, and sometimes (or most of the time in my case) uncomfortable… but this series of images is a testament to my body.
The power and the wonder of growing a baby inside of you is something to be in awe of. Feeling your baby move inside is a mixture of wonder and surprise (and a dose of OMG there is something moving inside of me!!)…But I loved those moments the most, because they were a daily conversation with the baby that would soon be in my arms… the first connections and tickles.
Images are in chronological order. Near the end you can see that I had already set up my birthing tub in our front room… I was so prepared at 35 weeks… even though baby didn’t arrive until 41 weeks + 4 days 😉
Here I am, my form… my shape.
My pregnant body is no longer, but I raise the babies it gave me with all my heart.
And then there she was…all 9 lbs and 14 oz of her… a full 11 days late and completely perfect.
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