So it’s been about 9 ½ that I’ve had this little ball of life in my belly and it’s still very hard to believe the reality or what is about to happen. I am about to give birth to this beautiful little girl wriggling and rolling about in my tummy as I write this. I am not gonna lie, I’ve pretty much hated every second of being pregnant, it has not been a magical experience for me as it has for other women. Yes, I’ve enjoyed feeling her little kicks and punches but she’s gonna be strong like mommy, I can tell because I haven’t been enjoying them the last few weeks lol.
With the help of my best friend Jamila by my side throughout this whole process she has helped document one of the most important moments in my life. My pregnancy photos. I am in love with them. And of course, they were no easy task, lighting was not cooperating, my hair wasn’t doing what I wanted, but what made it perfect was my beautiful round belly of life and of course a very talented photographer with some magic editing skills.
My husband and I are terrified (but excited) to be parents mostly because we don’t know what to expect. The unknown is always a scary place to be but I couldn’t be more thankful that I have him to share it with. My mother was not as fortunate as I am to have someone to help her, be there for her, and someone to even ask questions to. I am very lucky for the support system that I have, family, friends, and even coworkers! For all the women who have done this more than once (multiple pregnancies) and/or doing it alone my utmost respect goes out to you. We as women are strong and resilient creatures but you guys really are survivors and amazing human beings.