A few days ago I was offered a new gig writing for MomCrunch here on Babble. The only catch: I will no longer be writing here on Being Pregnant.
While I’m exciting to write for MomCrunch, I’m pretty sad to leave this section of Babble. I really like it here. I like writing about pregnancy and babies and all of you who read seem like such passionate, intelligent people so I hope you might follow me over to MomCrunch and keep the interactions going. Or just come hang out on my personal blog, The Girl Who, on which I also write daily.
That said, I had a last batch of submissions for the That Very First Photo series I started here on Being Pregnant. The series will now move over to Strollerderby, so come on over and check that out too!
In case you aren’t familiar, That Very First Photo are reader submitted photos of themselves the first time they met their babies after birth. As I’ve said numerous times, there is just something about that expression on mom or dad’s face that is almost magical to behold.
This month I also started the dad edition of That Very First Photo and it turned out beautifully. For this edition I decided to combine moms and dads and, as always, they are phenomenal. There is a surprise first photo in here. Two of them actually. If these two photos of a dad first laying eyes on his baby son don’t reduce you to tears you are, quite possibly, not human.
Thanks everyone for all your submissions. This was probably my favorite thing about Being Pregnant – seeing all your birth photos and hearing about all your adventures during childbirth. As always, if you’d like to submit a photo of mom or dad meeting baby for the first time WHATEVER THE CIRCUMSTANCES (adoption, home from war, etc..) please email me at monicabielanko at yahoo dot com with the subject “First Photo” and a description of what’s taking place in the photo.
You can also find Monica Bielanko on her personal blog, The Girl Who.