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.
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.
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
My maternity package is $550 for 10 soft copy edited photos. Check out the package here. All props you see are provided by her!