A creative time-lapse video uses a balloon to show how a mom's body, parents' love, and a family's size expands over nine months of pregnancy.


Better be careful when playing with balloons, kids, because it turns out, that's how babies are made!

Or at least, that's how they're made in this playful and creative time-lapse video that shows us the amazing nine-month experience of one couple during their journey to become parents.

The seriously cool stop-motion footage uses a balloon that's blown up, deflated, and passed back and forth between the man and woman to highlight the idea of expansion—the expectant mom's belly is swelling... the couple's family is growing... their hearts are getting bigger. Meanwhile, behind them, the seasons change, days turn into weeks, and those weeks then turn into months—all in under just one minute. 48 seconds to be exact!

The beautiful video was edited by Matan Tamarkin and features his beautiful partner Yonatan. It was uploaded to YouTube about a month ago, with the simple title "Tale of Nine Months."

The clip begins with Matan blowing up a white balloon and handing it off to Yonatan, who puts it to her mouth and then starts to slowly inhale all the air. We see the balloon get smaller and smaller as the pregnant mama's bump grows more and more pronounced.

Then, suddenly, Matan floats into the frame—Cupid style—with a bow and arrow at the ready. He aims right for Yonatan's stomach and then shoots, hitting the target and effectively "popping" Yonatan's belly.

A tiny little baby then appears in her arms... and then Matan blows up another balloon and hands it off to Yonatan so that, presumably, the entire process can start all over again.

So sweet! If only it was really that easy, right?

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.