Growing a Baby in 14 Seconds
Okay so, it didn’t really take 14 seconds, it was more like 42 weeks but my brother-in-law was kind enough to whip up this short video for me. I picked the song Natural Pearl by Murder by Death for the background music, their album Big Dark Love had just come out and the song seemed fitting.
We found a cute arrow shaped sign that we used to point at my belly and updated the number each week so we remembered how far along I was. I tried to wear light colors each week to maintain some consistency, which became more difficult toward the end because most of my light clothing stopped fitting. I liked incorporating things into some of the photos:
- Week 13: First day of Spring
- Week 15: We found out we were having a girl
- Week 30: 4th of July (flag didn’t make the final set)
- Week 34: My sister passed away
- Week 37: My baby shower
Oh and fun fact, I didn’t cut my hair the entire time, which is noticeable in the photos.
Taking photos once a week was a bit of a challenge. In between work and being physically exhausted, Rob and I would almost forget some weeks …those are the photos where my hair is messy. I’m happy we stuck it out because now I have a clearer memory of the transformation and best of all, I can share it with Maya some day.
Thanks to my darling husband, Rob for committing to this fun little project.