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My Pregnancy, Self-Portrait Style.

By emily |

Eight years ago, when I was pregnant with my daughter, smartphones didn’t exist. I remember my birthday present that year (which happened to coincide with my due date) being a “digital” camera. You know, a camera that didn’t use film. BRILLIANT CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY!

Looking back at photos from that pregnancy, I have exactly two pictures (both on film) of me being pregnant. I just didn’t take many photos, mainly because my camera was junk and film was expensive.

These days, thanks to my smartphone, I’m a bit addicted to snapping quick shots of myself at every stage in pregnancy. While some might think it’s a bit self absorbed, I think it’s fun to be able to look back at how I’ve grown, just how far I’ve come.

While I haven’t captured every single week since I started to show in this pregnancy, I’ve managed to capture some pretty fun shots of what this pregnancy was like.

My pregnancy, self portrait style:

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Maternity photos, self portrait style

Week 20

The first sign of the baby starts to appear.

I love these self portraits, I think they’re so fun to look through.

Do you find yourself taking impromptu photos of yourself and your pregnancy?


Emily loves pregnancy photos. Check out her 38 week photo shoot (done by a professional).

She also had a professional photographer at her last birth, you can check them out here.

Emily also blogs on her personal site, DesignHER Momma.

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Emily Elling is a corporate interior designer and freelance writer. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and four unintentionally hilarious children. Emily also blogs at her personal blog, DesignHER Momma. Read bio and latest posts → Read emily's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “My Pregnancy, Self-Portrait Style.

  1. Athena says:

    I’ve taKen a weekly progress photo and more, will make a slideshow at the end.

  2. Samira says:

    nope only have one picture of me pregnant and it was courtesy of a friend who stepped in front of the camera on Halloween not realizing I was behind him to get a picture of his costume I hate my picture taken and I hated it even more being huge as I was but the baby made her appearance all dressed as a pumpkin in my belly that year thanks uncle Paul lol

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