Documenting your baby bump

When I found out I was pregnant with baby #2, I had every intention to start a weekly ‘bump diary’ and document this magical time and my changing body. Unfortunately life just seemed to get in the way, and with both terrible morning sickness and a dose of chickenpox to contend with taking weekly ‘selfies’ was the last thing on my mind. So here I am at week 33 with just a few iphone snaps documenting the journey so far and i’m really starting to regret not being more disciplined from the off! This may well be my last pregnancy and it’s a bit strange (and sad) to think that I may never go through it all again and i’ve missed the opportunity to capture the amazing changes that my body has undergone while pregnant.

So if you are in the early stages of pregnancy yourself, I urge you to be more disciplined in photographing this beautiful stage of your life (if you have the time and inclination of course!), even if it’s just a few selfies along the way! And if you are keen on documenting your pregnancy with weekly photos, there are lots of fun and creative ways to capture your growing bump, but here are a few of my favourites:

Documenting your baby bump
Documenting your baby bump
Documenting your baby bump

Documenting your baby bump

 

Documenting your baby bump

 

Documenting your baby bump

 

Documenting your baby bump

 

Documenting your baby bump

Image credits from top: Image OneImage Two, Image ThreeImage FourImage Five (unknown), Image Six, Image SevenImage Eight

Are you documenting your pregnancy journey? I would love to see your bump shots so leave a link in the comments below!

*** UPDATE: Following on from this post, I asked the fabulous Charlie from Charlotte Palazzo Photography to capture my pregnant self in the final few weeks of this pregnancy and I am so so thrilled I did. See my bump shoot here ***

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  • Emma LanderMay 9, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    I wish I had. When I was preggers I thought no one would EVER want to see my bump. Hadn’t thought of doing it with clothes on!!
    So silly. I prob have 3 pics of me pregnant. Never mind. Make sure you start now. It’s not too lateReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMay 11, 2014 - 8:34 pm

      You’re right, I have six weeks left to document and i’ll make sure I do! xReplyCancel

  • Lisa hMay 9, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    Love these!! Esp love the fruit one, looks so different to actually compare the bump to the sizeReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMay 11, 2014 - 8:34 pm

      Me too, My little one is currently the size of a butternut squash apparently! xReplyCancel

  • HannahMay 10, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    Aww some of these shots are absolutely gorgeous :-) I really hope you are feeling better and your last few weeks runs a little more smoothly hun xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMay 11, 2014 - 8:35 pm

      Ah, thanks hun. I’m feeling loads better now, the chickenpox thing is still a worry, but just hoping everything is fine. xReplyCancel

  • Mama UndoneMay 10, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    I always plan to document them more yet never get round to it! I suppose the self conscious aspect of it gets in the way too, hard to tell the bump from the flab when you’re a larger lady like me!ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMay 11, 2014 - 8:35 pm

      It’s always the way isn’t it! I’m sure you looked gorgeous preggers xReplyCancel

  • […] on from my ‘documenting your baby bump’ post a few weeks ago, I asked the fabulous Charlie from Charlotte Palazzo Photography to capture […]ReplyCancel

  • KaraFebruary 9, 2016 - 10:35 am

    I so wish I had done this now. I barely have any photo’s of me when I was pregnant! Your pics are gorgeousReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyFebruary 9, 2016 - 12:39 pm

      Ah thanks Kara xReplyCancel

  • JoannaFebruary 9, 2016 - 11:35 am

    I’m so glad I documented my pregnancy with Blake and I hope that u can do so again wit any other children I may have in the future. It’s lovely to look back and see how things change week by week.ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyFebruary 9, 2016 - 12:39 pm

      I agree, such a precious memory xReplyCancel

  • Kerry norrisFebruary 9, 2016 - 6:39 pm

    Oh don’t we all have the best laid plans and then life gets in the way. I only ended up with a few pics on my phone 2nd time around. Love the ones you’ve found. I adore the top 2. The black and white looks stunning xReplyCancel

  • AmandaFebruary 9, 2016 - 9:25 pm

    i wish so much i’d documented my pregnancies more. love the one with the older sibling with the sign xxReplyCancel

  • Life as MumFebruary 9, 2016 - 9:50 pm

    I am doing a weekly bump photos with my pregnancy now. these are great ideas! I love the one where the child is involved, I may even start doing that! xReplyCancel

  • Ickle PickleFebruary 9, 2016 - 10:24 pm

    Oh some lovely ideas here – I took some photos but not weekly as such. They are so lovely to look back on. Kaz xReplyCancel

  • Alex Lamb & BearFebruary 10, 2016 - 5:55 pm

    I also had every intention of documenting my bump growth now I’m pregnant with baby number 2. Like you life has got in the way and I just haven’t been remeberign to do it every week :( I really wanted to take gorgeous shots like what you’ve shown in this post but I’ve just got a few snaps on my phone. Oh well! xxReplyCancel

  • KayFebruary 10, 2016 - 8:31 pm

    I so wish I had done this, but like you say, Life gets in the way!

    There are some beautiful ones here, Love the first one, black and white, simple and stunning at the same time. xxxReplyCancel

  • StephanieFebruary 20, 2016 - 7:00 pm

    I did manage to get some bump shots with both my pregnancies but not enough. I wish I had been more consistent with them though and made more of an effort to lay them out nicely too.ReplyCancel

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