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Monday, July 29th, 2013
I know taking a bikini photo period can seem daunting, let alone one when you’re pregnant—like really, really pregnant. But I think you should do it, and here’s why:
It’s a beautiful moment. There’s an indescribable intimacy that develops between you and your bump. You have an amazing little being inside of you, and the unconditional love is already there. Much like in those nature videos when you see the mama bird keeping her eggs warm through winter, and prey at bay, that’s what a pregnant woman turns into—someone who will take care of her baby at all costs, even before its hatched. And I think that’s something to be celebrated.
You’re gorgeous, and no one is going to pick a part how you look (including you!). It’s true what they say—your skin has a natural glow when you’re pregnant. Hormones or not, I think it’s your happiness shining through! You walk with a newfound confidence and feel super-feminine. You no longer look at your so-called flaws, because all eyes are on your bump. It’s big and it’s beautiful!
You can be artistic. Have fun with it! Do a moody black and white shot, a silhouette at sunset, a playful old-school pinup pose. It doesn’t have to be something taken too seriously and it doesn’t have to be too sexy (unless you want that—you’re in control!).
It can be done on the cheap. You don’t have to do an elaborate photo shoot with a professional photographer and lighting to capture a great moment. Just a quick, simple shot can do the trick. Some of my favorite photos of myself were taken by my husband on his iPhone, some when I have no makeup on at all.
I regret not taking one, and so I don’t want you to have any regrets either! Not to get all Debbie Downer on you, but my dad was really sick when I was pregnant, so I spent a week out of each month going down to Florida to visit him during the last six months of his life—which I would never take back and I’m so glad I was able to do that for him and my mom—but that kept me from going on a babymoon and taking a bikini bump photo.
I remember a girlfriend of mine telling me, “Who cares if you have the vacation, you can still take the photo!” I felt silly just getting into a bikini for no reason to have my husband photograph me, so I never got the shot. Now when I see a gorgeous pregnancy photograph, like Jaime King’s, I kick myself every time. Learn from my mistake: Don’t be embarrassed, just do it!
For more celeb inspiration, check out Vanessa Lachey, Marisa Miller, and Alessandra Ambrosio.
TELL US: Will you be doing a bikini bumpie? If you already have, share your tips for getting a great shot!
Image of Jaime King via Instagram.
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Friday, May 17th, 2013
With the countdown to Kate Middleton’s birth of a royal heir in full effect, it’s got everyone talking about what a small bump she has, and whether that will effect the baby. Keep in mind she has had severe morning sickness.
It’s almost like pregnant women just can’t win. At nearly 7 months along, in Kate’s case, some people think she’s not big enough; others feel she is what every pregnant woman should look like, which has lead to the craziness of comparing women’s bodies and openly bashing ladies who the world has for some reason deemed “too big” while pregnant (like Kim Kardashian now and Jessica Simpson with her first pregnancy).
This would not be kosher to me if they weren’t pregnant, but throw in the hormones, the pregnancy cravings, and possible conditions and complications that lead to weight gain, and it’s beyond mean.
Everyone carries pounds differently anyway, but when it comes to pregnancy weight you have no idea how it’s going to appear on your body—and where!—until you’re actually pregnant. There are the lucky women who maintain their figures with just a small bump the entire pregnancy, others who seem to gain weight all over, and some who are small and then all of a sudden “pop” during the home stretch.
When I was six months pregnant and I thought it was obvious I was pregnant, I was a bit ticked off that no one offered me and my swollen feet a seat on the subway. My close friends, who aren’t afraid to be honest with me, told me if they didn’t know what I looked like before I basically just looked like I enjoyed more than my fair share of donuts and ice cream (which I incidentally did crave!) rather than being pregnant. It was a mixed reaction from people when they found out how far along I was. I got the “You look great—you’re barely showing!” to “Shouldn’t you be bigger by now?” But once I really started showing it was immediate and in your face. Overnight, I had swallowed a basketball and the subway seats suddenly were offered to me.
Celebrities, who often have perfect bodies to begin with, can look drastically different while pregnant too. See how these two stars compare to the Duchess of Cambridge, then share photos of yourself while pregnant on the Parents.com Everything Pregnancy Facebook page!
Tell us: Whose bump looks most like yours: The Duchess, Kate Hudson, or Vanessa Lachey?
Images of Kate Middleton, Kate Hudson , and Vanessa Lachey courtesy of Shutterstock.
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Nick Lachey told Fox News that being in the delivery room with wife Vanessa Lachey (previously Vanessa Minillo) when she gave birth to son Camden, now 7 months old, was “surreal, and one of the coolest things to ever see in your life.” But then again, he watched his son’s birth “from the waist up”—not getting all up in there with the doctor.
Hearing that took me back to conversations I had with my friends before I gave birth. The big question was: Are you going to let your husband see everything during the delivery? Will he be there right next to the doctor during childbirth? Or will he be tucked away far from your lady parts?
There were two sides of the debate: Some wanted their guys to have a front row seat to the miracle that is childbirth. One friend in particular even filmed it for posterity reasons, so they could relive it, and one day their child could see how he entered this world. I secretly also think she wanted to either a) show him just how much pain and suffering she went through for him to hold over his head in those terrible teenage years, or b) it would be used during the “sex talk” to insure he didn’t come within 10 feet of a girl until he was 30!
But most of my friends were too worried that if their man saw their nether regions stretched and pulled in such a bloody mess, they’d never want to visit the area again. It got me thinking: What do I want? Of course my husband had a say in the matter too. Actually, he pretty much made the decision for us. He’s the “I see blood and I faint” type, so rather than facing my vajayjay head on, he was thrilled to stand behind me, holding my hand and DJing Logan’s birthday party (Kanye, Jay-Z and Passion Pit were on heavy rotation—that’s how we roll!). I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Tell us: Will your partner be front and center for the birth, or off on the sidelines like Nick Lachey?
Image of Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey courtesy of Shutterstock.
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