I wonder when women started taking "glamour shots" of their pregnant bellies? I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have been the done thing during my grandmother's time. In fact, I've often heard her mention how ugly the pregnant form is.
I don't think this was done during my mother's time either. As we were browsing through the Facebook photos of one of my friends, we came across some photos of his wife's bump. I think her exact words were "OMG! Why would you want a photo of that?".
At some point during my last pregnancy I remember telling her I was going swimming and she asked me what I would wear. I told her I'd wear my bikini and after that, it was just silence. Guess she didn't know what to think then. I also remember her commenting that she would never have dreamed of stretching a T-shirt over her bump.
Its not that ugly is it? Well, I don't think so. I know plenty of people have professional photos taken of their bumps and a lot of them look beautiful. And of course, a lot of us these days just whip out the digital camera for a few at-home shots as keep sakes too. I know I took one every month with Aaron so that I could see the changes. I must go dig those out (from the secret folder embedded in another secret folder) to compare with what I look like now.
I know I'm not one to go for the professional photo but I do like looking at some of the cute ones in this blog. Make sure you scroll all the way down to the 3rd last photo. It may or may not be a fake one but still interesting to look at.
This is one of my favourites :
Alright....now where was that folder?