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:
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 ***