Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Finding Beauty In Your Body

Many of you know that I am 28 weeks pregnant and my body is ever changing and getting ever larger. Most women, when they get to this point of their pregnancy, feel like are just fat and uncomfortable. I see so many pregnant women out there who choose to cover up their enormous stomachs with baggy clothes when they get to this point. My question is, why? Being pregnant is one of the most beautiful, unique experiences a women can have. Why in today's society do we constantly obsess about being thin, even in points in our lives where being fat is perfectly natural, normal, and healthy?
Go to Google and search "painting and Venus" and images will come up of famous old paintings, all depicting a beautiful, curvy, woman...Venus...the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. It has only been the last few decades that pregnant women have felt the need to cover up their beautiful, plump bodies and I just don't understand it. Don't get me wrong, I am not a fan of the two piece swimsuit on a pregnant women, but showing off this wonderful time in your life should be encouraged!
As long as I can remember, I have always stopped and looked at the pregnancy photos on those photographer stands that are in the center of malls. They are always such beautiful images and I really wanted to have some taken when I was pregnant. When my friend Barb offered to take some pregnancy photos of me I accepted. The results were amazing!
My hubby and I with our hands on my belly
Truly, our first child, Gimzo
The best one of us together!
Yes my husband is a giant compared to me
Gizmo just loves the baby so far! Actually, I don't think she knows yet!
We are so happy to be having a little boy!
I love the silhouettes!
I am so lucky to have a friend who offered to take the photos and I am so happy with how all these images turned out! When I am eighty years old I will be able to look back on these photos and remember the special and miraculous moments of pregnancy. I think every women should take pregnancy photos. These photos not only show off the beauty of being pregnant, but they can really help a hormonal, emotional, insecure woman find beauty in your own body and preserve wonderful memories of this very special time.


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