Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Belly Shots

I can't even tell you how many emails I've gotten asking for photos of my growing belly on my blog (thank you!). You would think that being a photographer I'd constantly be turning the lens on myself to capture every single second of my constantly expanding waistline. To be honest, I haven't. I've mostly been taking little iPhone pictures every month to send to my family here in the U.S. and in Argentina. Only recently, when my belly (and not just my hips) started to grow, have I decided that it's time for some actual photos and not just some camera phone ones..albeit my trusty and genius iPhone which if you read this blog, you know I love. The irony is that now that I'm ready to take some self-portraits again I can't make it in time to the self-timer because I'm in slow motion and can't run into place quickly enough (and, I'm too huge) :)

So, without further ado, here are some photos from the (almost) start to the almost finish of my belly. I feel pretty enormous right now. I still have 9 (eek!) weeks to go so more to come...

PS--Can you tell I LOVE stripes? :) Part of it is that I've tried to wear the same thing in my photos so I could see all the changes in my body while wearing the same outfits. But, honestly, I really do love stripes!

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman - Approximately 8 weeks
Approximately 8 Weeks

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman - Approximately 12 Weeks
Approximately 12 Weeks

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman - Approximately 16 Weeks
Approximately 16 Weeks

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman - Approximately 20 weeks
Approximately 20 weeks

Approximately 22 Weeks - This was the beginning of the crazy growth spurt.

Approximately 23 Weeks

Approximately 24 Weeks - Clearly not an iPhone photo

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman - Approximately 26 Weeks
Approximately 27 Weeks

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman - Approximately 30 weeks
Approximately 30 Weeks - see all those boxes? I'm in full nesting mode and decided that I needed to pack up half the stuff in our apartment and send it to storage to make room for our Little:)

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman - Approximately 31 Weeks
Approximately 31 Weeks
By the way, how cute is my husband? So cute that I had to share another outtake...

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

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Seyma said...

oh dear god... this is awesome.. you guys look so happy and beautiful for real Monica.. i loved your belly, looks so cute :))


Melanie's Randomness said...

aww this is wonderful. You glow. The smiles on your faces on the beach are so cute!! Best wishes!!

elle moss said...

How sweet! You look amazing :-)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You both look great and so, so happy!

Vanessa said...

Aw, mama bellies are the greatest! You look amazing... And I love the stripes ;-)

Laura said...

You look so happy and amazing and I love these shots. Congrats to you both and it means a lot that you share them with us. Take good care of yourself!

Kristin said...

Such a fabulous lookin' couple! I can't wait to see how cute that little bambino is gonna be!

Erin said...

ok, you are the cutest preggo. i love all the stripes.
i've been meaning to ask you... do you do pregnancy portraits? and i don't mean self-portraits on the iphone ;)
it's erin mcgillivray btw... :)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

these are so special, thank you for sharing them! can't wait to see the final shot (with your baby, of course!). x

TheBeautyFile said...

These are great!! You're inspiring and reminding me to take WEEKLY belly the stripes, sailor!!

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

eek ok so I have been snooping a little in your archives and just found this! omg LOVE!! there's a little baby Lucia in that belly and now she's a full blown toddler. Pregnancy amazes me.