OK, I think this is it. This is the post for today! I’ve been waffling all over the place. I haven’t been posting any extra posts during the week because I am exhausted. I’m ready for this baby. My range of motion is pretty limited some days and I’m at the point where I feel like an extra baby in the mix but getting my range of motion back would be better than trying to chase Dags around like this.
I’m going to tell you about this wacko idea for a project I have. Could it be considered an “art” project? I like to think so, but my engineer side is more excited just to show people some behind the scenes pregnancy schtuff. I only wish I had thought of this sooner so I could have a more comprehensive end product. OK OK…no more cryptic references…I just start babbling and…anyway.
My plan is to start (soon) taking hi-resolution full-body pictures every day from several angles. The idea is to show people how my body goes from being super-duper pregnant to “normal” and to chronicle all of the things I do along the way to help or hinder that process. Did I mention I want to do it nearly naked? Yeah. I know. CRAZY LADY IN THE HOUSE. I’d love to feel comfortable enough to do it totally naked but honestly I’m not. I am comfortable enough to do it in a bikini though. So I plan to take all these pictures in the same bikini…it’s turquoise and it’s probably too small right now, so, joy. Anyway, I think it would be so cool to be able to see how insanely a woman’s body changes through pregnancy and post-partum.
I also have pictures from my 2nd & 3rd trimester that I plan to turn into a time-lapsed film as a separate project. I took those about 3 times a week and each time I took 4 pictures in 4 different positions. I also have my weekly pictures from my first pregnancy. Hopefully I can somehow combine all of this into an interesting video someday. Maybe it will help lower teen pregnancy rates, I don’t know. Maybe it will help other moms feel comfortable with their “battle scars.” Maybe it will make some moms want to punch me. Whatever, I’m cool with that, but as T.I. says, “A [momma] put ['er] hands on me, alright. Otherwise stand there and talk shit all night.” Whoa, where did that come from?!
So yeah…crazy project idea. One of my reasons for starting this blog was to force some accountability on myself for all the crazy schemes I say I’m gonna do. Hopefully making it public like this will create a better product because I know y’all will be waiting to see what comes of it. I expect (hope, desperately hope) that I will be able to finish it by the end of the summer. Some teaser pics…
Wowsers. Could the difference in my attitude be more profound?! Clearly I am over it this time around. Last time I was all excited…and naive. I put makeup on for every belly pic because I was uploading them for all the family to see since we were out in Denver with no family nearby. And because it was my first pregnancy and it was fascinating. Nowadays, I’m like…how much worse can these stretch marks get in 3 weeks? As mentioned before I’m also a lot more tired here at the end this time around. I don’t know why. Maybe I’m not sleeping as well or something. Although…begin side note…James has been telling me about how I’m snoring like crazy lately. So far I haven’t woken him out of a deep sleep but he finds it hilarious. I was like, “No way, record it on your phone next time.” So he did. He played it for me yesterday while we were all eating lunch. I was like, “What is that?” to which he chuckled, “That’s you snoring this morning.” Wowsers. I hope it’s just a pregnancy thing but both my parents are champion snorers so I’m more than a little concerned. ANYWAY…I took one single set of exposed belly shots this time around specifically to compare to last time and try to see if I really am bigger like I think I am. It’s hard to say from these photos. And it doesn’t help that I look like the living dead in one and all perky and annoying in the other one.
I think it’s safe to say I’ll be wearing makeup from now on for Project Shrinky Dink.