Documenting my maternity…

I have gained a whopping 14kg till date for this second pregnancy. I feel very self-conscious and embarrassed about how I look. Yes, I am still putting out nice photos of myself but those are nothing like what I feel and look like on a day to day basis.

I feel like a ugly fat whale that’s clumsy and unattractive. I didn’t feel radiant or glowing. Instead, I feel swollen, ginormous, tired and utterly uncomfortable.

Pregnancy may be one of the most precious, special and meaningful times of our lives, one that goes by in a flash, but that doesn’t mean that during those 9 months, things are going to be rosy.

We’re not planning on having more children. This baby will be the last. Daniel will have him and he will have Daniel and they will live happily ever after as brothers, and us as a family of four.

Something I learnt from my first pregnancy was that I needed to take A LOT of photos. Ugly as they may be. Fat as I may look.

People say pregnancy is a fleeting stage in our lives and it really is. All I have are the maternity and baby bump shots I took. I wish I had more. As time passes, the memories of me walking around with the little people growing inside of me will fade, the memories of the pains and aches will fade.

Photos have the power to trigger feelings, memories and emotions. They help me remember.

And with that, here’s sharing some shots of how my good friend, Era has beautifully, yet again, captured my big belly and how this second pregnancy is going to change our lives, all over again.

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Besides these, we also did quite a bit of nude shots with her which, for obvious reasons, I won’t be sharing here. Those turned out even better than these! We were inspired by Jessica Cambensy and Andy On’s maternity shots and did some black and whites of our own too with Cottony Photography.

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Era made me feel completely comfortable even though I was like completely naked!! But thank you Era!! Now when I am old, I can look back at what I was when I was young and pregnant! :P

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15 Comments

  1. July 11, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Quite the contrary, I thought you look really beautiful and glowy!! I have a love-hate relationship being pregnant. While I love feeling the little flutter kicks in my stomach, sometimes I get soooo tired I don’t even.

    But being pregnant gives me a reason not to put on make-up cuz OMG SO TIRED. hahaha!

    • Ju Ann
      July 29, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you dear! :)

  2. July 11, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    You look amazing here! Is really good to get your maternity documented and pictures taken for memory sake. I regret of not doing it. But I was puking throughout my 9months of pregnancy, doubt I can look so glam like you…

    • Ju Ann
      July 29, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      I was puking too!! And waddling a lot! All credit goes to the photographer!!

  3. July 11, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    I agree with Jaqueline! You don’t look like ugly fat whale that’s clumsy and unattractive at all! You have that pregnancy glow that is unmistakable! Love, love, love the first photo in particular but all the photos were awesome.

    • Ju Ann
      July 29, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      The photographer was very good! ;)

  4. July 11, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    All the pictures were fantastic! You looked extremely gorgeous.. Like the last pic most, so loving and blissful..

    • Ju Ann
      July 29, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you Ling!

  5. July 11, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    You do have a glow babe! And those are such amazing photos that yes you will look back so many years later and give yourself a pat on the back that you did take these photos!

    • Ju Ann
      July 29, 2016 / 5:06 pm

      yeahh :)

  6. July 12, 2016 / 3:31 am

    What fat and ugly? You made pregnancy look SEXY!!! I love the picture of you in the bathtub, so sensual and so sexy!

    • Ju Ann
      July 29, 2016 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you <3

  7. Ju Ann
    August 2, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Thank you Debs :)

  8. Ju Ann
    August 3, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Dont be silly Justine!! Photoshop can do great things!! HAHA

  9. Ju Ann
    August 3, 2016 / 11:37 am

    YES!! HAHAHAHA

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