I felt like a house when I was pregnant – not a small condo, but a house. It’s so hard to understand how quickly this time passes. Sadly, I only have one polaroid pic of me pregnant. He is now 25 and a father and the picture above is the beautiful woman carrying my grandson. She will soon be my son’s wife. In this photo she is 38 weeks pregnant and I begged her to come in for photos.
As much as she didn’t want to she did so probably to shut me up. Now, their son is 5 months old and she treasures these pictures. She’s so grateful that I encouraged her to do them. It’s a time you can’t get back. I promise that my son and everyone around saw and continues to see nothing but sheer beauty coming from her. I know that as my grandson grows, she will continue to look back on this time with love for herself.
It’s hard… I know…
Even though pregnancy comes with a lot of difficult trials, it is an amazing time in your life. It is a time of celebration and of anticipation as you prepare to meet your little bundle of joy. It’s a time where you become strong – stronger than you ever thought you could possibly be. During this time, you create your initial bond with your child that will continue throughout your entire lives.
There are very few women who actually feel like they are beautiful while they are pregnant – especially during the first pregnancy. However, the miracle of pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Swollen feet, stretch marks, and hormone changes aside – you are growing a real live human being inside you. All of those side effects come from different things your body has to do to help nourish and protect your baby.
See yourself through eyes of love
You are beautiful, and you should take the time to celebrate these changes and this amazing moment in your life. These photos will be a great gift to pass down to your child as an heirloom of your first memories with them. This is something they can treasure forever.