Before I got pregnant this time around, I knew that I wanted to document it in some fun way. There are a lot of photographs of people who watch their shape grow in photos, some that use the same outfit to show just how much they change. We’ve seen a video of a man pretending to blow air into his wife as her belly explanded. There are so many amazing ideas out there and I wanted to be a part of it.
There’s a real chance this may be my last pregnancy. It’s our fourth child after many losses and a struggle with infertility. As much as I would love to have more kids, I am not sure it’s in the cards — though I will never say never. Since there’s a big possibility this is the grand finale, I really did want to document this journey more than just through blog posts (which is also still helpful) or a scrapbook. I’ve been terrible at getting that done though — having only taken 2 photos of my growing abdomen so far (I’m 18 weeks now). There are some mega creative people who have a lot more time – or heart – to get it all documented, and I love to watch them.
I was forwarded a video uploaded by YouTube user Armands Alps that is an adorably fun stop-motion video of pregnancy. Not only do we get to see the mom-to-be’s shape grow with her baby, but we get to see the fun excitement of the dad as he gets all the things prepared to bring the baby home. We watch them put together a crib, celebrate the holidays, and move all the things to the nursery. It’s terribly sweet and you should give it a watch!
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