Wednesday, August 26, 2009


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 : where was that folder?


Nap Warden said...

Hmmm...that is just not my thing. Good for the folks who can take those pics. I do think some of them were fun. I'm just a bit more modest;)

Amanda said...

Me too. I wouldn't be able to bring myself to pose in the first place and even if I managed that, I'd never display the photos.

Mike said...

"Guess she didn't know what to think then."

My bet is she was thinking a lot. It just wouldn't come out her mouth.

egan said...

Wait a minute here, did I miss something? Are you pregnant? I haven't been making as many visits here so it's entirely possible you're preggers. If so, congrats. If not, ignore this comment and know that I think baby hump shots are cute.

La Fin

Amanda said...

Mike - You're probably right. At least she didn't tell me not to go.

Egan - Thanks! I noticed you scrolled down to find some confirmation. Only 4 months to go now.

Tanya said...

Some awesome pics and some pretty funny ones too. I stumbled across this website a while back. Karen the owner of the blog project says-
'Women (and sometimes men…you know who you are…) can be obsessed with their bodies. Hair, nails, toes, skin, breasts, hips, eyes, they all get fixated on. But perhaps nothing is as preoccupying to us as our bellies. Our bellies are intimately related our sexuality and to our reproductive lives. It’s a complicated interaction, that confluence of sex and babies.
So with that in mind, this blog is a place to come and put our bellies in perspective and to share them anonymously with the great wide Internetz.'
Pretty cool I thought

NomadicExpat said...

I bet before Demi Moore did that pic of herself with her bump, no women thought that they could be so bold.

I wonder if I were to take a pic of me being extremely bloated, would I be able to pass off as being about 5 months pregnant?