One of the best things I did during my pregnancy was to document the whole thing week-to-week in chalkboard signs. Shout out to the nine million other ladies in the world who have also done this and then put the idea on Pinterest for me to steal. And where was Pinterest when I was pregnant with Jacob?! I’m crushed that I didn’t do this for him, too.
I truly cherish these pictures. It’s a great way to watch the progression of my growing belly, to remember all of my favorite maternity clothes, and to watch my face shrink week after week until I practically looked like a skeleton. Haha. Seriously, Olivia literally sucked the fat out of my face, arms, and legs, and it all went straight to my stomach.
I started the chalkboard signs as soon as I was out of my first trimester. We took a picture with Jacob next to the chalkboard to make our announcement at thirteen weeks, and then each week after that I took a picture of the ol’ belly next to the chalkboard designed and hand-drawn by myself each week. My chalkboard art was a little less than stellar some of the weeks because I was pretty exhausted being pregnant and running around after a two year old all the time. Nevertheless, I still love each and every one.
Here are some close-ups of my favorites.
If you’re considering documenting your pregnancy in any way, I highly recommend doing it this way. And if you don’t consider yourself to be an artist, you can always use Photoshop or an app on your phone to add the information to your pictures. But do definitely take pictures of your belly each week in your favorite maternity clothes! You will not regret it. Happy Wednesday!
*Linking up Jessi's Design with for What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday.