The Boy, The Baby, and now, The Bump!

"Karyn, where have you been? We don't see you blogging much, we can't find you on I Heart Faces anymore, what's up?" Well, now you know! Quite a bit is up these days, as in, most of the food I intake. Quite a bit is out these days too, as in, my expanding waistline. I've been spending most of my summer heckling my friend Julie for belly shots of her growing and very expectant tummy, but she seldom cooperates. Now, as my silhouette changes with each week, it's my turn to try to capture and share the journey. With two babies under my belt, screaming "mommy, he won't share!" actually, I have already done the standard "wear the same outfit, stand in the same place, watch my toes disappear, sequence of images." And though I have to admit that they did their job in documenting my growth over 9 months, they are NOT very flattering pictures that I like to share, nor do I spend a lot of time looking back at them. This time around the thought occurred to me that, uh, duh! I'm a photographer, I can do so much better and still document the changes, the earth spinning, "Holy God how did this happen - AGAIN?" changes that I am experiencing. So here is the first attempt, taken on September 16, 2009. Yes, nearly a month ago, so I guess I better set my alarm for that morning sunshine streaming through my bedroom window and get the next shot in the sequence.


Melissa G. said... at October 9, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Oh wow, congratulations!

Holly said... at October 12, 2009 at 5:04 AM

congrats, hope the journey so far has not been too uncomfortable. That is an outstanding photo!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at October 12, 2009 at 5:49 AM

I let one day go by without checking your blog and you post this beauty?! Okay, I need to readjust my internet flow pattern... :) What a lovely, ethereal pregnancy image! I tried to take another one of myself yesterday but they all just look stupid and I would never intentionally embarrass myself on the internet. :) Quick, show us how you look this month!

Debbie said... at October 12, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Congratulations and what a beautiful photo, recently had similar realisation regarding being a photographer - I have always hated having my photo taken so embarked on a self portrait project to "cure" me - working so far, but I don't have anything this lovely to record!

Life with Kaishon said... at October 13, 2009 at 11:19 AM

How does that keep happening any way? I've always wondered! : )