Shell over at Things I Can’t Say is hosting “Rockin’ The Bump” – the idea being you post some of your pregnancy photos showing how you fabulous you looked while pregnant.
I immediately thought of my maternity pictures I had taken when I was 9 months pregnant with Ethan. I am completely naked in the picture, with my legs and a rose hiding the personal private parts not meant to see the light of day. I was going to post it, but decided not to…I’m chickening out! Shell can verify the picture does indeed exist because I sent it to her to see since I couldn’t decide if I wanted to post a naked pic of myself or not.
So instead, I’ll tell you the story about the picture. We went to a professional photographer to have the pictures taken. I saw someone else with the naked/rose picture, and told her that I wanted it. I didn’t even think about how the picture would be taken or that I’d be completely naked.
“Go back behind the screen and take off all of your clothes and we’ll get started!”. Huh? Just strip and walk out 9 months pregnant and naked? Talk about embarrassing! I’d never even met her before.
“Okay, great. Now go ahead and lay down right there.” Um, she meant the floor. Pregnant, naked women don’t just “lay down”…especially from standing to the floor. It was quite a task to do it without exposing way more than I’m sure she’d want to see of me.
After much “point your toes” and “stick out your belly” and “smile, but keep your eyes closed”, the perfect photo was shot. And I will always treasure it. That was one of the only pictures I have of my pregnant belly with Ethan.
As for the twins, I have a few more…though not many. Here are a couple of my faves:
I LOVE this picture! All of us are pregnant! From the left, my mom’s best friend’s daughter (she’s a twin too!…I actually have a picture of me holding her when she was a baby and I was getting ready for prom). My sister H who was 5 months pregnant, a friend who delivered 2 weeks between my sister and I, me, and my sister A.
If you rocked your bump, don’t forget to head over to Shell’s and link up some photos!